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Training the Samurai Mind : A Bushido Sourcebook
Through the ages, the samurai have associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic, and martial prowess. Their ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight. Here, translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai : the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism,, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals. The deal with a broad range of subjects-from military strategy and political, to personal discipline and character development. Cleary introduces piece, putting it into historical context, and presents biographical about the authors. This is essential read for anyone interested in military history and samurai, and for martial artists who want to understand strategy.
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October 01, 2009
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