Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals.
"A great classic"
Imagine a book of strategies so dangerous that a Chinese emperor of the past banned all mention of these strategies from the history books because they describe some of the most cunning and most devious strategies ever devised by man, and that it could possibly morally corrupt all who read them. A book of ancient wisdom, centuries old, only known by a few elite in a hidden society. A book of proverbs that describe not only battlefield strategies, but also tactics used in psychological warfare to undermine an opponent's ability and will to fight.
Samurai, usually referred to in Japanese as bushi or buke, were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean 'those who serve in close attendance to the nobility', the pronunciation in Japanese changing to saburai."
"One more famous Samurai and it's Seppuku"
The war crimes trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo meted out the Allies' official justice; Lord Russell of Liverpool's sensational bestselling books on the Axis' war crimes decided the public's opinion. The Knights of Bushido, Russell's shocking account of Japanese brutality in the Pacific in World War II, describes how the noble founding principles of the Empire of Japan were perverted by the military into a systematic campaign of torture, murder, starvation, rape, and destruction. Notorious incidents like the Nanking Massacre and the Bataan Death March emerge as merely part of a pattern of human rights abuses. Undoubtedly formidable soldiers, the Japanese were terrible conquerors. Their conduct in the Pacific is a harrowing example of the doctrine of mutual destruction carried to the extreme, and begs the question of what is acceptable—and unacceptable—in total war.
"Not for the faint of heart"
Inazo Nitobe bietet Einblicke in die historischen und kulturellen Hintergründe der Samurai und ihren Ehrenkodex...
Learn secret wisdom of the Orient from a master instructor who practices it every day. Find out why there are always alternatives to fighting and physical confrontation. Why this audiobook? Someone once said that if you can't find the guide you are looking for after a thorough search, you should write it yourself, because others are probably looking for it too. After my journey of over 40 years in martial arts, I have recognized a need for passing on some of the knowledge learned, appreciated, and cherished. This audiobook is my feeble attempt in just doing that.