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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace", which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life - in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business.

This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace"; newly translated doka, didactic "Poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

©2002 John Stevens (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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the one with the heart will know

easy to listen and enough thought to last a life time. a good book for the mind

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Highly recommended!

If you are at conflict with yourself on trying to be a warrior,but not filled with rage and anger. This book is very enlightening and helps you understand the way to pushing beyond that conflicting ideology.

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Peace is not an accident. Peace is a choice.

The most far-seeing warrior resolves conflict before harm even becomes an option.
The most far-seeing healer resolves imbalances before the slightest evidence of symptoms.

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Required Reading

This should be on every person's book list. Whether relatable or not, it is material that should be experienced. I recommend to every kind of reader.

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Fantastic

it felt like a great translation and a very wonderful book thank you. I will probably listen to it again and again.

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Inspirational work, enhanced by narration

What about Brian Nishii’s performance did you like?

Brian Nishii takes the performance very seriously, which makes the audio version of this foundational book enjoyable to listen to. His performance is an asset to the piece.

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My feelings exactly!

I was reading a thing called Deserata..and I always wanted to find something that would go into more detail..this seemed to fill that need!

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  • Wild Bunny Arts
  • 04-30-18

Inspirational

A great read that is full of wisdom. I'm glad I read it. Now I'm going to read it again.

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  • George
  • 06-15-18

Good but heavy on the spiritual mumbo-jumbo.

I decided to go with the Audio book as it had a few extra chapters, like the life of the founder and the comparison between Ueshiba's Art of Peace to its counterpart - Art of War. Unfortunately the comparison chapter seemed very lackluster I was expecting direct differences, why Art of War is incorrect both practically and spiritually as well as why Art of Peace is the best option, other than the spiritual mumbo-jumbo being: Art of Peace is the Universe.

I do enjoy some spiritual stuff but this is very heavy on it for a new-comer. But the early chapters on Morihei Ueshiba's life was very enjoyable as well as some of the actual "Art of Peace" quotes etc were enjoyable, again some need to be taken with a pinch of salt unless you really want to buy into the universe is inside us vibe.

Other than that though, enjoyable and somewhat eye-opening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-17

Very thoughtful read

I found the book a thoughtful read and would recommend it to anyone who is exploring themselves and understanding peoples motivations

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  • Colin Webber
  • 03-24-17

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The story starts off will and is very interesting but dragged on a bit at the end.