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Training the Samurai Mind

A Bushido Sourcebook

By Thomas F. Cleary

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United States, 01 November 2009
A unique treasury of writings spanning four hundred years on the ethos, training, and education of the Japanese warrior, compiled by the premier translator of Asian texts
Honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess have been the hallmarks of the Japanese samurai culture through the ages. The ethos of the samurai is known as "bushido, "or the way of the warrior-knight. Here is an insider's view of the samurai's moral and psychological development; the ethical standards they strive to uphold; their training in both martial arts and strategy; and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confu-cianism, and Taoism have had in influencing their noble ideals.

About the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

EAN: 9781590307212
ISBN: 1590307216
Publisher: Shambhala
Dimensions: 21.44 x 14.17 x 1.93 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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