Life Not for the beginner No tales it s totally useless unless one is interested in Chinese books Not even worth a chapter of Panchatantea only hype and Pachatantra is cheaper too I liked this book because it ives us a sight of the inner meanning and the cultural background of the japanese martials arts. Anshi had a deep understanding of Taoism Buddhism Confucianism and Shinto as well as insight into the central role of chi in the universepoints that are succinctly explained in William Scott Wilsons fine introduction and extensive endnotes This is essential reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the philosophical underpinnings of martial arts and how these principles relate to our existen.
Edge regarding Taoism philosophy and the process of self mastery to the readerIt is a book on the importance of programming and training our subconscious to over take what so many of us do with our conscious minds It took me along time to read it but it The Cuckoo's Calling: Cormoran Strike Book 1 gives a different perspective on the Martial Arts and. The Mysterious Techniue of the Cat is iconicThe demon in the title story refers to the mythical tengu whouard the secrets of swordsmanship A swordsman travels to Mt Kurama famous for being inhabited by tengu and in a series of conversations he learns about mushin no mind strategy the transformation of chi and how the path of the sword leads to the understanding of life itselfThe author Issai Choz.
This book is a timeless classic and easily one of the most profound reads of my entire life It deals in strictly in esoteric terms and many who read it will fail to see thisThis is not a book on swordsmanship or martial arts strictly yet it is These topics are merely vehicles to move deeper wisdom and knowl. This collection of parables written by an eighteenth century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict self transformation the cultivation of chi life energy and understanding yin and yang Some of the parables seem light and fanciful but they offer the reader valuable lessons on the fundamental principles of the martial arts;.