Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans / Edition 2

Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0415284651
ISBN-13:
9780415284653
Pub. Date:
03/28/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans / Edition 2

Samurai Zen brings together 100 of the rare riddles which represent the core spiritual discipline of Japan's ancient Samurai tradition. Dating from thirteenth-century records of Japan's Kamakura temples, and traditionally guarded with a reverent secrecy, they reflect the earliest manifestation of pure Zen in Japan. Created by Zen Masters for their warrior pupils, the Japanese Koans use incidents from everyday life - a broken tea-cup, a water-jar, a cloth - to bring the warrior pupils of the Samurai to the Zen realization. Their aim is to enable a widening of consciouness beyond the illusions of the limited self, and a joyful inspiration in life - a state that has been compared to being free under a blue sky after imprisonment.

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ISBN-13: 9780415284653
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Imai Fukuzan's Introduction to Shonankattoroku

Extracts for Imai Fukuzan's Introduction to Warrior Zen

Kamakura Koans 1 -100

Index of Chinese Characters

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