Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans by Trevor LeggettSamurai Zen: The Warrior Koans by Trevor Leggett

Samurai Zen: The Warrior Koans

byTrevor LeggettEditorTrevor Leggett

Paperback | May 23, 2003

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Samurai Zenbrings 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.
Trevor Leggett was the former head of Japanese Service of the BBC in the UK
Title:Samurai Zen: The Warrior KoansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.7 inPublished:May 23, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415284651

ISBN - 13:9780415284653