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The Book of Five Rings (Unabridged Edition) [NOOK Book]

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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.

The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends ...
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The Book of Five Rings (Unabridged Edition)

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Overview

Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.

The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012608543
  • Publisher: Lions Gate Classics
  • Publication date: 5/3/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 596,090
  • File size: 542 KB

Meet the Author

Miyamoto Musashi (c.1584–June 13 (Japanese calendar: May 19), 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke, or by his Buddhist name Niten Dōraku was a famous Japanese samurai, and is considered by many to have been one of the most skilled swordsmen in history. Musashi, as he is often simply known, became legendary through his outstanding swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He is the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    All Time Classic

    I understand why this title is placed as a biography/history but believe me there could be no better place than among business listings. No, I have not added this to my nook, having only just purchased the color nook this week, but for 99 cents, it is a must for many business owners. The book itself contains much graphic writing about fighting strategy. Do not try any of this at home or anywhere for that matter. Use the psychology in the business sense. Musashi was a Samurai centuries ago in Japan. It was a different time and culture where survival meant focusing and using all possible senses were necesary. How this applies to todays business world will seem apparent when read. But some of the contents need reading several times to internally grasp it's application for your condition and how to apply in your business setting. I purchased my hardcover in the year 1977 when told by a friend that many Japanese businessmen keep a copy on their desk. Alot of business is like warfare. Successful strategies in business require your sharpest tools best used. Businessmen with e-readers couldn't hurt to have a copy of this on their tablet. I certainly will.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Ideal for martial artists

    There are a few nuggets that will be applicable to all lifestyle choices, but its main focus is giving advice and guidance to fighters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Great!

    I absolutely love this book! I must have read it about 5 times!

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