The Demon S Sermon On The Martial Arts And Other Tales

Author : Chozan Niwa
ISBN : 4770030185
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chozanshi was a swordsman with a deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism,onfucianism and Shinto. "The Demon's Sermon" is a masterful syncreticreatment of these philosophies and religions, bringing their centraleanings to bear on the essence of the martial arts. The demon delivering theermon is the long-nosed half-man, half-bird Tengu, a terrifying but notecessarily malevolent figure who inhabits the recesses of Mount Kurama.pening this volume is a selection of short, humorous tales from Chozanshi's "he Hayseed Taoist" ("Inaka Soshi"). The stories are lessons aboutpontaneity and non-attachment, and prime the reader philosophically for 'Theemon'. The final section is a translation of "The Mysterious Technique ofhe Cat" ("Neko no Myojutsu"), also from "The Hayseed Taoist" and araditional favourite of the martial artists of Japan. The section summariseshe entire work and adroitly illustrates Lao Tzu's dictum that "The mastercts, relying on nothing."
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Demon S Sermon On The Martial Arts

Author : William Scott Wilson
ISBN : 9780834829534
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Demon’s Sermon on the Martial Arts is a classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an eighteenth-century samurai. The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts. This graphic novel version based on Chozanshi’s text brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way. Infused with Chozanshi’s deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales elucidate the nature of conflict, the importance of following one’s own nature, yin and yang, the cultivation and transformation of ch’i (life energy), and the attainment of mushin (no-mind). Ultimately, the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self-knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Demon S Sermon On The Martial Arts

Author : Sean Michael Wilson
ISBN : 9780834828087
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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This collection of parables written by Issai Chozanshi, an eighteenth-century samurai, is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and yang. These parables seem light and fanciful, but they offer the reader valuable lessons on the fundamental principles of the martial arts. This version, translated by William Scott Wilson, is the first direct translation from the original into English and he captures the tone and essence of the text while also making it accessible and meaningful for a contemporary audience. The "demon" in the title story refers to the mythical tengu, who guard the secrets of swordsmanship. A swordsman travels to Tengu Mountain and in a series of conversations he learns about mushin (no-mind), strategy, the transformation of chi, and how the path of the sword leads to the understanding of life itself. Some of the fables in the collection--such as "The Mysterious Technique of the Cat"—are iconic. Chozanshi's deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, as well as his insight into the central role of chi in the universe, are succinctly explained in William Scott Wilson's fine introduction and extensive endnotes. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the philosophical underpinnings of martial arts, and how these principles relate to our existence.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Bushid Shoshinsh

Author : Yūzan Daidōji
ISBN : 3936018502
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47 Ronin

Author : Joan D. Vinge
ISBN : 9781466804142
Genre : Fiction
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From ancient Japan's most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure 47 Ronin is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honor to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors. 47 Ronin is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (The Gift). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Unfettered Mind

Author : Takuan Sōhō
ISBN : UVA:X001210447
Genre : Philosophy
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Three essays on swordsmanship focus on confrontation, the relationship of the self and the other, and the distinction between what is right and selfishness
Category: Philosophy


Author : Karlfried Dürckheim
ISBN : 3502611564
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Die W Chter Des Louvre

Author : Jiro Taniguchi
ISBN : 9783646707373
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Auf Du & Du mit der Mona Lisa, beim Picknick mit van Gogh, im Austausch mit berühmten Landschaftsmalern, bei der Evakuierung der Kunstschätze vor den deutschen Besatzern... Wie im Traum wandelt ein Mangazeichner durch die Kunstsammlung des Louvre. Herumgeführt wird er dabei von keiner Geringeren als der Nike von Samothrake, die ihn in die Geheimnisse des Museums einweiht – denn jedes Kunstwerk hat seinen eigenen Wächter. Jiro Taniguchi hat für die Edition des Museum Louvre einen extraordinären Band geschaffen, in dem er auf den Spuren seiner Vorbilder wandelt. Gestaltet hat er diesen als großformatiges Album, das einen beim Lesen förmlich in die Realität und Kunst(geschichte) eintauchen lässt.
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Author : Eiji Yoshikawa
ISBN : 3426616483
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