The Religion of the Samurai: Zen Philosophy

The Religion of the Samurai: Zen Philosophy

by Kaiten Nukariya
     
 
A STUDY OF ZEN PHILOSOPHY AND DISCIPLINE IN CHINA AND JAPAN
The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of premodern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was

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A STUDY OF ZEN PHILOSOPHY AND DISCIPLINE IN CHINA AND JAPAN
The samurai (or bushi) were the warriors of premodern Japan. They later made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period (1603-1867). Samurai employed a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword.

Samurai were supposed to lead their lives according to the ethic code of bushido ("the way of the warrior"). Strongly Confucian in nature, Bushido stressed concepts such as loyalty to one's master, self discipline and respectful, ethical behavior. Many samurai were also drawn to the teachings and practices of Zen Buddhism
Bushido, then, is the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe.... More frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten.... It was an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477658222
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/14/2012
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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