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.

Zen and the Way of the Sword

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.

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Pages: 265
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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