The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace

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by Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens
     
 

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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of

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New York Times Bestseller

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business.

This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570629648
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2002
Series:
Shambhala Classics Series
Edition description:
Doubly Expanded New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969) was the founder of Aikido. At age eighteen, Ueshiba joined the Japanese military, during which time he also developed his skills in the martial arts. He eventually left the military, deeply discouraged by the death and destruction that results from combat. Ueshiba continued to experiment with a variety of martial arts, finding particular joy in the spiritual aspects of martial arts. He came to believe that a real warrior was one who was rooted in love, and it was in this spirit that he began to develop Aikido, a martial art that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

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The Art of Peace 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With clarity and profundity, John Stevens writes a wonderful distillation of the essence of aikido, which is a title of one of hos other magnificent larger books on Morihei Ueshiba
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading.
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FaceMan More than 1 year ago
Excellent book by Morihei Ueshiba. Good writing and very understandable. A nice little Buddhist bible to carry, read, and reference always. Once one reads this, then one should read Invincible Warrior by the aforesaid author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, not just for Aikido practitioners but also for those, like myself, who are interested in the rich world of martial arts. It seems named to off-set Sun Tsu's book 'the Art of War', but that could just be a coincidense. These are the thoughts of the founder of Aikido, a very fascinating read of a legend's philosophy. Thins but deep book, built around pacifist ideoloy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea what Aikido was when I picked up this book, I was and am still no kind of scholar, and I had no intention of getting this book when I went to the store, but this book has opened my mind to so many things and has become one of my most cherished items. Read it and become peace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't expect a big book with a lot of pages, be aware that this is a small book (Inches: 0.41 x 4.50 x 3.06). However, it contains the inspirational teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, showing how the way of the warrior must be: a way of compassion, fearlessness, love and wisdom. This book is recommended for everyone, but it's essential for those who want to practice Aikido, not as an Art of War, but as an Art of Peace. Also read 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold. Excellent.