The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace

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The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba

Teachings on fearlessness, compassion, and love of nature by the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido—now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library.

The real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a mind-body discipline Ueshiba called the “Art of Peace.” It offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict, and he believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal and business relationships, as well as in our interactions with society. These succinct and pithy teachings are drawn from his talks and writings. The collection is compiled and translated by renowned Aikidoist John Stevens, a disciple of Ueshiba.

This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series.  

The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611805987
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Series: Shambhala Pocket Library Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 247,990
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MORIHEI UESHIBA (1883-1969), the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, is renowned as one of the greatest martial artists of all time. After years as a master of many martial arts, a soldier, and a spiritual seeker, he developed aikido as a way to cultivate peace and harmony in the world. JOHN STEVENS is a professor of Buddhist Studies and an aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over thirty books on Buddhism, Zen, aikido, and Asian culture.

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The Art of Peace 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 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.
Anonymous 12 days ago
By far the most influential book I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book overall was wonderfully insightful, spurring me on to look further into meditation, breathing, all other facets of striving for peace in my life.
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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.