Samurai Wisdom Stories

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ISBN: 9780834840751
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 160
Author: Pascal Fauliot
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Samurai Wisdom Stories in PDF and EPUB A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era. Martial artist and samurai scholar Pascal Fauliot has collected and retold twenty-eight wisdom tales of the samurai era. The tales are set in the golden age of bushido and represent the pinnacle of traditional Japanese culture in which aristocratic tastes, feudal virtues, and martial skills come together with the implacable insights of Zen. Some of the stories--like "The Samurai and the Zen Cat"--are iconic; others are obscure. They feature notable figures from samurai history and legend: miltary leaders and strategists such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu; sword masters; ronin; the warrior monk Benkei, and the ninja-samurai Kakei Juzo, among many others. These samurai stories are pithy and engaging, and include tales of battle, strategy, loyalty conflicts, court intrigues, breakthroughs in a warrior's development, and vengeance achieved or foregone. Each tale reveals a gesture or an outcome that represents greater insight or higher virtue.


Samurai Wisdom Stories

Filename: samurai-wisdom-stories.pdf
ISBN: 9781611804133
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages: 160
Author: Pascal Fauliot
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Samurai Wisdom Stories in PDF and EPUB A collection of samurai stories, drawn from traditional sources, of battles, strategy, conflict, and intrigue--featuring some of the greatest warriors and military leaders of the samurai era. Martial artist and samurai scholar Pascal Fauliot has collected and retold twenty-eight wisdom tales of the samurai era. The tales are set in the golden age of bushido and represent the pinnacle of traditional Japanese culture in which aristocratic tastes, feudal virtues, and martial skills come together with the implacable insights of Zen. Some of the stories--like "The Samurai and the Zen Cat"--are iconic; others are obscure. They feature notable figures from samurai history and legend: miltary leaders and strategists such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu; sword masters; ronin; the warrior monk Benkei, and the ninja-samurai Kakei Juzo, among many others. These samurai stories are pithy and engaging, and include tales of battle, strategy, loyalty conflicts, court intrigues, breakthroughs in a warrior's development, and vengeance achieved or foregone. Each tale reveals a gesture or an outcome that represents greater insight or higher virtue.


Samurai Wisdom

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ISBN: 9781462900565
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Number of pages: 256
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Download and read online Samurai Wisdom in PDF and EPUB The ancient warrior culture of Japan produced a sophisticated martial philosophy that we know today as Bushido—the Way of the Warrior. In Samurai Wisdom, author Thomas Clearly provides five important new translations of major Japanese works on Bushido. The writings of the scholar Yamaga Soko and his disciples are among the clearest expositions we have of the core ideals and philosophy underlying the Samurai's disciplined way of life and outlook. Together they provide an in-depth, practical guide to character building and conduct according to the precepts of Bushido—a code for professional warriors that retains as much relevance in today's world as it had when these works were written 400 years ago. Yamaga's writings inspired the transformation of the Samurai from a feudal class of warriors under the command of the Shogun to a group of powerful individuals with great intellectual, political and moral leadership and influence. The works translated in Samurai Wisdom for the very first time are as timeless and important today as the works of Sun Tzu, Musashi and Clausewitz. The five Japanese works on Bushido translated in Samurai Wisdom are: The Way of the Knight by Yamaga Soko The Warrior's Rule by Tsugaru Kodo-shi Essentials of Military Matters compiled by Yamaga Takatsune The Education of Warriors by Yamaga Soko Primer of Martial Education by Yamaga Soko


Samurai Spirit

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ISBN: 9781770490659
Release Date: 2009-05-29
Number of pages: 232
Author: Burt Konzak
Publisher: Tundra Books

Download and read online Samurai Spirit in PDF and EPUB Named an Honor Title by the Storytelling World Awards in the category of “Storytelling Anthologies" The samurai prepared themselves for battle through physical practice, and the study of the arts. These ancient stories that inspired warriors so long ago have special significance for today’s teens who face battles of their own: battles against bullies; battles with self-doubt and lack of confidence; and battles with the injustices they see around them. Burt Konzak has taught martial arts for over 20 years and has used these stories, drawn from sources including the Hagakuri, the Book of Five Rings, and other Japanese classics, to help young people gain emotional and mental strength. Whether or not readers are interested in the martial arts, they will find centuries of wisdom in this fine collection. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Hagakure

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ISBN: 9780834827875
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Number of pages: 200
Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Hagakure in PDF and EPUB Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima clan to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought. The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period. William Scott Wilson has selected and translated here three hundred of the most representative of those texts to create an accessible distillation of this guide for samurai. No other translator has so thoroughly and eruditely rendered this text into English. For this edition, Wilson has added a new introduction that casts Hagakure in a different light than ever before. Tsunetomo refers to bushido as "the Way of death," a description that has held a morbid fascination for readers over the years. But in Tsunetomo’s time, bushido was a nuanced concept that related heavily to the Zen concept of muga, the "death" of the ego. Wilson’s revised introduction gives the historical and philosophical background for that more metaphorical reading of Hagakure, and through this lens, the classic takes on a fresh and nuanced appeal.


Wisdom Stories

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ISBN: 817108009X
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Author: J. Maurus
Publisher: St Pauls BYB

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The Samurai Leader

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ISBN: 1402205465
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 274
Author: Bill Diffenderffer
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online The Samurai Leader in PDF and EPUB Proven strategies for modern business leaders.


Elder Tales

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ISBN: 9780313096068
Release Date: 2007-11-30
Number of pages: 188
Author: Dan Keding
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Elder Tales in PDF and EPUB Arranged by story type, these are tales that can be used in the classroom and library. They will prove a springboard for cultural comparisons and discussion of how wisdom is shared between generations and how elders contribute to and are perceived by societies around the globe.


For the Love of Sophia

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ISBN: 9781450509671
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Number of pages: 92
Author: David W. Jones
Publisher: Valjean Press

Download and read online For the Love of Sophia in PDF and EPUB Socrates, Plato, and others described themselves as philo-sophia, or lovers of wisdom. In this book, David Jones collects wisdom stories from different cultures, religions, and eras and combines them in one readable collection using one main character, Sophia. Almost all religions have wisdom stories, and almost all stories have male main characters, in this collection, the stories are accessable, helpful, and have a feminine flair.


Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox

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ISBN: 0892818824
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Pascal Fauliot
Publisher: Inner Traditions

Download and read online Martial Arts Teaching Tales of Power and Paradox in PDF and EPUB A collection of parables and teaching stories from the martial arts traditions of Japan and China that emphasizes their spiritual foundation. • The teaching stories in this book are based on the lives of martial arts masters and are meant to inspire questions and insights for the student. • Written for martial artists and anyone interested in Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Zen, and Taoism. True martial arts should never be confused with simple combat techniques. Rather, martial arts are a way that an individual, after a long and difficult apprenticeship, can gain a profound understanding of the true nature of reality and one's place in it. Over time the apprentice discovers the laws governing the subtle forces of life and realizes that their mastery is only possible after one has mastered oneself. "He who has mastered the Art doesn't use his sword: he compels his adversary to kill himself." This quote from renowned sword master Tajima no Kami perfectly expresses the paradoxical nature of martial arts teachings in China and Japan. These teaching stories are not moral fables; in fact they have nothing to prove. Their purpose is actually to inspire questions and insights that will aid the student to achieve self-realization. Most of the stories in this book are based on actual events in the lives of martial arts teachers who have achieved legendary status. The almost superhuman abilities of some of the masters described here are evidence of the secret powers that can be wielded by those whose martial arts training is not simply the learning of physical techniques but involves the mastering of the subtle energies of the mind and body. Master of the Art of Archery Kenzo Awa could hit the center of a target even when shooting in total darkness. Assailants of Tai Chi master Yang Lu Chan found their blows did more damage to themselves than to their would-be victim. By reading--and comprehending--the tales in this book, we can acquire the same essential knowledge that these masters had--that extraordinary forces are within the grasp of those who have achieved inner peace and self-mastery.


Samurai Shortstop

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ISBN: 9781440634826
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Alan M. Gratz
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Samurai Shortstop in PDF and EPUB Tokyo, 1890. Toyo is caught up in the competitive world of boarding school, and must prove himself to make the team in a new sport called besuboru. But he grieves for his uncle, a samurai who sacrificed himself for his beliefs, at a time when most of Japan is eager to shed ancient traditions. It?s only when his father decides to teach him the way of the samurai that Toyo grows to better understand his uncle and father. And to his surprise, the warrior training guides him to excel at baseball, a sport his father despises as yet another modern Western menace. Toyo searches desperately for a way to prove there is a place for his family?s samurai values in modern Japan. Baseball might just be the answer, but will his father ever accept a ?Western? game that stands for everything he despises?


Way of the Modern Warrior

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ISBN: 9781462910472
Release Date: 2012-11-10
Number of pages: 128
Author: Stephen F. Kaufman
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Download and read online Way of the Modern Warrior in PDF and EPUB Living the Samurai Ideal in the 21st Century. The Way of the Modern Warrior is an explanation of the samurai philosophy of Japan's fiercest warriors, practiced for over 1000 years. The author, Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, has been a warrior for 50 years, first as a member of the military, then as an advisor to the military, and finally as one of the world's most distinguished martial artists. In his years of experience he has collected the wisdom that comes from practicing martial arts through countless lessons learned and lessons taught. The 55 precepts in his new book are result of those years of experience and they will guide the modern day warrior as they devote energy and creativity to their lives. These principles and philosophies include Kaufman's insights about: "Arrogance" "Ease and Grace" "Wise Men and Evil" "Being Genuine" "Shame and the Glory" The Way of the Modern Warrior is an essential handbook for the modern-day samurai warrior who lives by honor, duty and service.


Samurai Rising The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

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ISBN: 9781607348481
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Number of pages: 256
Author: Pamela S. Turner
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Download and read online Samurai Rising The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune in PDF and EPUB Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family—and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai. When the time came for the Minamoto clan to rise up against their enemies, Yoshitsune answered the call. His daring feats and impossible bravery earned him immortality. From the Hardcover edition.


The Swordless Samurai

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ISBN: 0312365446
Release Date: 2007-07-24
Number of pages: 243
Author: Kitami Masao
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Swordless Samurai in PDF and EPUB Brings together a collection of leadership precepts and success principles from the powerful sixteenth-century samurai Toyotami Hideyoshi, a peasant warrior who transcended class barriers to ultimately become the most powerful man in Japan, emphasizing such important traits as good judgment, intelligence, determination, drive, and anticipation. 20,000 first printing.


Training the Samurai Mind

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ISBN: 9781590305720
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 277
Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Training the Samurai Mind in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive overview of samurai life and education draws on hundreds of writings on bushido--the way of the warrior knight--from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries that cover such topics as military strategy, political science, personal discipline, and character development, putting each piece in its historical context. 15,000 first printing.