Zen and the Way of the Sword

In Zen and the Way of the Sword, King offers a fascinating look into the mind of the samurai swordsman in a far-reaching account of the role of Zen in the thought, culture, and the martial arts of Japan's soldier elite.

Author: Winston L. King

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195092619

Category: Medical

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How the samurai cultivated Zen, relating its teaching of a free and spontaneous mind to the experience of a warrior in individual combat, and finding philosophical strength in Zen as they prepared themselves for death.

Zen The Way of the Sword

King offers a fascinating look into the mind of the samurai swordsman in a far-reaching account of the role of Zen in the thought, culture, and the martial arts of Japan's soldier elite.

Author: Winston Lee King

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ISBN: OCLC:865553868

Category: Japan

Page: 265

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King offers a fascinating look into the mind of the samurai swordsman in a far-reaching account of the role of Zen in the thought, culture, and the martial arts of Japan's soldier elite. An esteemed scholar of Eastern religions, King deftly traces the development of Zen and discusses the personal nature of its practice, its emphasis on individual discovery and attainment.

Soul Sword

An amazing demonstration of the power of Zen in martial arts - Roshi Kitabu, who can physically defeat a powerful opponent with just one finger, shows the reader how to tap into the power of 'no mind', to connect with the Divine Spirit, and ...

Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781780281940

Category: Self-Help

Page: 244

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An amazing demonstration of the power of Zen in martial arts - Roshi Kitabu, who can physically defeat a powerful opponent with just one finger, shows the reader how to tap into the power of 'no mind', to connect with the Divine Spirit, and to overcome all the obstacles that life throws in his way.

Young Samurai

In 1612 Japan, English orphan Jack Fletcher continues his difficult training at Niten Ichi Ryu Samurai School, while also trying to get back the rutter, his father's navigational logbook, that an evil ninja wants to possess.

Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141324319

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Jack Fletcher is Young Samurai Japan, 1612 One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble . . . Not only is he struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage, skill and spirit to the limit, he's also caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang. But these are the least of Jack's problems. He knows his deadly rival - the ninja Dragon Eye - could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for. Can Jack master the Way of the Sword in time to survive a fight to the death? 'A fantastic adventure that floors the reader on page one and keeps them there until the end.' Eoin Colfer Let your training commence at youngsamurai.com

Zen Terror in Prewar Japan

King, Zen and the Way of the Sword, 185. 7. Satō Gemmyō Taira's articles are “D. T. Suzuki and the Question of War,” Eastern Buddhist 39, no.

Author: Brian Daizen Victoria

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538131671

Category: History

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Written by a Zen priest, this book explodes the myth of Zen Buddhism as a peaceful religion. Can Buddhism, widely regarded as a religion of peace, also contribute to acts of terrorism? Through an insider’s view of right-wing ultranationalism in prewar Japan, this powerful book follows a band of Zen Buddhist–trained adherents who ardently believed so. Brian Victoria, himself a Zen priest, tells the story of a group of terrorists who were responsible for the assassination of three leading political and economic figures in 1932. Victoria provides a detailed introduction to the religious as well as political significance of the group’s terrorist beliefs and acts, focusing especially on the life and times of the band’s leader, Inoue Nisshō. A deeply troubled youth, Inoue became a spy in Manchuria for the Japanese Army in 1909, where he encountered Zen for the first time. When he returned to Japan in 1921, he determined to resolve his deep spiritual discontent through meditation practice, which culminated in an enlightenment experience that resolved his long-term doubts. After engaging in “post-enlightenment training” under the guidance of Rinzai Zen master Yamamoto Gempō, Inoue began a program of training the “patriotic youth” who formed the nucleus of his terrorist band. After the assassinations, Inoue and his band were sentenced to life imprisonment, only to be released just a few years later in 1940. Almost unbelievably, Inoue then became the live-in confidant of Prime Minister Konoe Fumimaro, a position he held through the end of WWII. In the postwar era, Inoue reinvented himself again as the founder and head of yet another band of ultranationalists known as the “National Protection Corps.” His eventful life came to an end in 1967. Victoria concludes with an assessment of the profound impact of the assassinations, which culminated in Japan’s transformation into a totalitarian state and set the stage for Pearl Harbor. The author also examines the connection of Buddhism to terrorism more broadly, considering the implications for today’s Islamic-related terrorism.

Zen War Stories

Perhaps more than any other modern Zen master, Omori Sögen may be said to ... for he began his practice of kendó (the Way of the sword) at the age of ...

Author: Brian Victoria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136127625

Category: History

Page: 288

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Following the critically acclaimed Zen at War (1997), Brian Victoria explores the intimate relationship between Japanese institutional Buddhism and militarism during the Second World War. Victoria reveals for the first time, through examination of the wartime writings of the Japanese military itself, that the Zen school's view of life and death was deliberately incorporated into the military's programme of 'spiritual education' in order to develop a fanatical military spirit in both soldiers and civilians. Furthermore, that D. T. Suzuki, the most famous exponent of Zen in the West, is shown to have been a wartime proponent of this Zen-inspired viewpoint which enabled Japanese soldiers to leave for the battlefield already resigned to death. Victoria takes us onto the naval battlefield in the company of warrior-monk and Rinzai Zen Master Nakajima Genjô. We view the war in China through the eyes of a Buddhist military chaplain. The book also examines the relationship to Buddhism of Japan's seven Class-A war criminals who were hung by the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal in 1948. A highly controversial study, this book will be of interest, first and foremost, to students of Zen as well as all those studying the history of this period, not to mention anyone concerned with the perennial question of the 'proper' relationship between religion and the state.

Zen and the Art of Poker

—Winston L. King, Zen and the Way of the Sword This is the result of longtime practice—practice so exhaustive and thorough that all movements have become ...

Author: Larry Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101191972

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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Inside the intriguing world of poker lies a fascinating exercise in strategy and extreme concentration--many of the same principles that underpin the one-thousand-year-old philosophy of Zen spirituality. Zen and the Art of Poker is the first book to apply Zen theories to America's most popular card game, presenting tips that readers can use to enhance their game. Among the more than one hundred rules that comprise this book, readers will learn to:* Make peace with folding* Use inaction as a weapon* Make patience a central pillar of their strategy* Pick their times of confrontationUsing a concise and spare style, in the tradition of Zen practices and rituals, Zen and the Art of Poker traces a parallel track connecting the two disciplines by giving comments and inspirational examples from the ancient Zen masters to the poker masters of today.

Samurai Zen

In this book, Shaw draws upon his knowledge of Asian culture and years of study in the martial arts to show us how we, too, can achieve higher understanding through the tenets of Zen Buddhism.

Author: Scott Shaw

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578631041

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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In this book, Shaw draws upon his knowledge of Asian culture and years of study in the martial arts to show us how we, too, can achieve higher understanding through the tenets of Zen Buddhism. Iado - the meditative way of the sword becomes a path to enlightenment. The first step is to learn to control the physical body; once physical senses are honed, the thinking mind can be silenced and can join with the body to become a unified force.

Striking a Balance

From Makoto Sugawara, Lives of Master Swordsmen, cited in Winston L. King, Zen and the Way of the Sword: Arming the Samurai Psyche (New York: Oxford ...

Author: Michael C. Brannigan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739138472

Category: Philosophy

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Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values offers a lucid, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging review of the major ethical teachings in the dominant Asian traditions. Michael C. Brannigan applies his extensive background and scholarship to craft a concise yet comprehensive introduction to Asian ethics covering the long-standing traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. He does this through the skillful use of narratives from classical and contemporary Asian literature. Moreover, he demonstrates that, despite differences, these traditions share a unifying theme in their principal ethical teachings - cultivating balance is the fundamental building block for inner harmony, moral activity, and a just society. Through historical overview and discussion of essential ethical themes, Striking Balance presents the rich texture of traditional Asian moral teachings in ways that are appealing, instructive, and enlightening. The work presupposes no prior knowledge of ethics or of Asian traditions and is ideal for all who are interested in learning more about Asian cultures and moral teachings. It is also an invaluable text for students at the introductory as well as upper levels in ethics, Asian studies, philosophy, religion, and humanities.

The Way of the Sword Young Samurai Book 2

Young Samurai: The Way of the Sword is the second book in this blockbuster series by Chris Bradford One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble .

Author: Chris Bradford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141931487

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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One year of training in samurai school and Jack Fletcher is in real trouble . . . Not only is he struggling to prepare for the Circle of Three, an ancient ritual that tests a samurai's courage, skill and spirit to the limit, he's caught in a running battle with fellow student Kazuki and his gang. But these are the least of Jack's problems. He knows his deadly rival - the ninja Dragon Eye - could strike at any moment. Jack possesses the very thing he will kill for. Can Jack master the Way of the Sword in time to survive a fight to the death?

The One Taste of Truth

... by Yagyu Munenori The renowned seventeenthcentury swordsman Yagyu Munenori presents essential teachings on Zen and the way of the sword.

Author: William Scott Wilson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea drinking. He unpacks the most common phrases from Zen and Chinese philosophy—usually found in Asia printed on hanging scrolls in tea rooms, restaurant alcoves, family rooms, and martial arts dojos—that have traditionally served as points of contemplation to encourage the appropriate atmosphere for drinking tea or silent meditation. Part history, part philosophy, part inspirational guide, The One Taste of Truth will connect you to the distinctive pleasure of sipping tea and allowing it to transport your mind and thoughts. This beautifully written book will appeal to tea lovers and anyone interested in tea culture, Chinese philosophy, and Zen.

Under the Sword

"Discover how to follow a mind-changing inner path that will make you virtually invincible - and deal effectively and decisively with whatever comes your way"-- Back cover.

Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

ISBN: 178028098X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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In our fast-changing, uncertain world, it's easy to feel under the gun. Now Zen master Vernon Kitabu Turner throws away the gun and picks up the sword in an inspiring practical guide filled with step-by step advice to help you transform your life by unifying mind, body, and spirit. Wrapping profound truths in homespun analogies, Turner employs his trademark engaging style to awaken your inner samurai.

Zen and the Successful Horseplayer

The book delineates Zen methods of being successful in battle. ... In Winston L. King's book Zen and the Way of the Sword, the author demonstrates the ...

Author: Frederic Donner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479740734

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

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Zen and the Successful Horseplayer will provide the beginner, the advanced, and even the professional horse gambler with specific resources to become a winning player. This book will also demonstrate the applicability of Zen and Eastern philosophy to handicapping, betting, and winning. Learn the basic handicapping skills Learn to be centered in your wagering Learn when you must trust your instincts Learn how to break out of a losing cycle Learn that losing is okay, losses can lead to winning on future days Learn how Zen philosophy can make you a WINNER

Black Belt

The spiritual path of Zen was one that the samurai found most appealing. Truth, in the Zen tradition, was to be found ... Zen and the Way of the Sword.

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Monograph

Martial Arts. Bibliography The Sword and the Mind . Translated by Hiroaki Sato .
Woodstock : Overlook Press , 1986 . Deshimaru , Taisen . The Zen Way to the
Martial Arts . New York : E. P. Dutton , 1982 . Leggett , Trevor . Zen and the Ways .

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ISBN: MINN:31951D01609655J

Category: Martial arts

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Zen Heart

This means, the Way becomes apparent in our common hearts. ... the Way of calligraphy (shodé), the Way of the sword (kendé/iaido), the Way of the bow ...

Author: Hozumi Gensho Roshi

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609252076

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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This collection of 28 teachings by Zen Master Hozumi Gensho reads like an eloquent Dharma chapbook complete with original works of Zen calligraphy. Hozumi Roshi gently leads the reader through some of the major themes of Buddhism as presented in the Heart Sutra, the Mumonkan (Gateless Gate), the Hekigan-roku (The Blue Cliff Record), and other Zen texts. Ancient and modern masters are also cited along with passages from the Kansan-shi (Poems from Cold Mountain) and the Nanporoku (a handbook on the Way of Tea). Hozumi Roshi's work has long been available in Japan and Germany. This is the first time his teachings are available in English. These are things we need to know: What is Gratitude How to Live in the Present, Realizing Wisdom Reverence for Life Zazen The Way of Zen ,/ul> Readers are sure to be inspired by Hozumi Roshi's simple but penetrating texts to discover their own Zen Hearts.

The Inner Art of Karate

This maxim is of very great importance for Zen and also for the way ofthe sword. I interpret this in connection with the way of the sword.

Author: Kenji Tokitsu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781590309490

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 181

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A master martial artist and scholar of the works of the legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi explains the philosophy of karate while examining concepts the author identifies as essential for developing a strategic mind in accordance with those of true martial artists. Original.

Yoga Journal

Eugen Herrigel Zen in the Art of Archery So begins Eugen Herrigel's classic ... Like the sword in kendo (the Way of the Sword), the tea bowl in chado (the ...

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Japanese Martial Arts and American Sports

The Historical and Cultural Background on Teaching Methods : Proceedings of
the 1996 United States-Japan Conference Minoru Kiyota, ... King , Winston L . ,
Zen and the Way of the Sword , Oxford University Press , New York , 1993 , p .
163 .

Author: Minoru Kiyota

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ISBN: UOM:39015061150044

Category: Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental

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