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Warrior of Zen: The Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan (Kodansha Globe)

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KEY TEACHINGS OF ZEN'S FOREMOST SAMURAI MONK

Suzuki Shosan is among the most dramatic personalities on the history of Zen. A samurai who served under the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the seventeenth century, he became a Zen monk at age 41 and evolved a highly original teaching style imbued with the warrior spirit. The warrior's life, Shosan believed, was particularly suited to Zen study because it demand vitality, courage, and "death energy," the readiness to confront death at any moment. Emphasizing dynamic activity over quiet contemplation, Shosan urged students to realize enlightenment in the midst of their daily tasks, whether tilling fields, selling wares, or confronting an enemy in the hear of battle. Long popular in Japan but little know to the West, Shosan is presented here to Western readers in a sparkling translation and with a comprehensive introduction that brings alive his unique and colorful teaching.

Synopsis:

The teachings of one of Japan's most dynamic and original Zen masters are presented in this colorful, enlightening book. In a sparkling translation of the enormously popular Japanese text, Suzuki Shosan describes his own spiritual odyssey and counsels readers from all walks of life on a wide range of human problems.

About the Author

ARTHUR BRAVERMAN, who has lived in Tokyo and Kyoto, where he studied Zen, is the author/translator of Mud and Water, talks by the fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui. He now teaches in southern California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568360317
Subtitle:
The Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan
Editor:
Braverman, Arthur
Editor:
Braverman, Arthur
Author:
Shosan, Suzuki
Author:
Braverman, Arthur
Author:
null, Arthur
Other:
Braverman, Hiroko
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Eastern
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Zen Buddhism.
Subject:
Suzuki, Shosan
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 118-130.
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Series Volume:
2631
Publication Date:
19940815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.40x5.63x.42 in. .40 lbs.

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
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"Synopsis" by , The teachings of one of Japan's most dynamic and original Zen masters are presented in this colorful, enlightening book. In a sparkling translation of the enormously popular Japanese text, Suzuki Shosan describes his own spiritual odyssey and counsels readers from all walks of life on a wide range of human problems.
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