[PDF] ✎ The Zen Way to Martial Arts By Taisen Deshimaru – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Zen Way to Martial Arts At Last A Book On The Martial Arts From A True Zen Master Taisen Deshimaru Was Born In Japan Of An Old Samurai Family, And He Recieved From The Great Master Kodo Sawaki The Transmission Of Mind To Mind When Sawaki Died In 1967, Deshimaru Roshi Went To France And Taught As A Missionary General Of The Sato Zen School Until His Death In 1982 In Europe He Learned How To Make Oriental Concepts Understandable To The Western Mind One Of The Results Of That Experience Was This Book A Series Of Lessons, Question And Answer Sessions, And Koans Riddles Or Anecdotes That Point Out General Principles That Provide Practical Wisdom For All Students Of The Martial Arts Kendo, Aikido, Iai Do, Jodo, Or Archery As Well As For The General Reader Interested In Zen.


10 thoughts on “The Zen Way to Martial Arts

  1. says:

    Debemos crear nuestra vida, volvernos libres, desapegados, solamente atentos al aqui y ahora todo se encuentra aqu.


  2. says:

    Had this not been assigned by my professor, I never would have picked it up Nonetheless, it was interesting to explore why those who practice Zen and martial arts do so.


  3. says:

    Eh, this was an OK read for me The same thing happened to me with this book as pretty much every Zen book I read In one ear, out the other, nothing sticky.I was a bit irked by some of the medical health claims in the book, like the idea that monks only need a thousand kilocalories a day in monastic settings because their early bedtimes lead tocorrect energy usage or something of that sort , along with the usual ki and reflexology stuff actually as a former Aikido practitioner, I guess Eh, this was an OK read for me The same thing happened to me with this book as pretty much every Zen book I read In one ear, out the other, nothing sticky.I was a bit irked by some of the medical health claims in the book, like the idea that monks only need a thousand kilocalories a day in monastic settings because their early bedtimes lead tocorrect energy usage or something of that sort , along with the usual ki and reflexology stuff actually as a former Aikido practitioner, I guess I m somewhat a bit less hostile to the idea of ki, although I d tend to see it as just a convenient model simplification around a bunch ofmundane things Also find it interesting that it s not just Nishijima that talks about this idea of zazen balancing the autonomic system between the sympathetic and t...


  4. says:

    All I got from this book is breathing


  5. says:

    Morate ivjeti intenzivno, cijelim srcem bez rezerveZen stavlja naglasak na jednostavnost i samokontrolu, na punu svjesnost u svakom trenutkuZen i borila ke vje tine su ono to mi jesmoZazen zna i postati intiman sa samim sobom, prona i pravi osje aj unutra njeg jedinstva i uskladiti se sa univerzalnim ivotomSve u univerzumu je povezano, sve je u procesu osmoze Ne mo ete izdvojiti ni jedan dio iz cijeline medjuzavisnost upravlja kosmi kimustrojstvom.Na e kretanje i kretanje...


  6. says:

    This book has many layers which can not only be applied to martial arts practice but to wider contexts also The type of book to re read and gain deeper understandings as you grow and shift with life s journey.


  7. says:

    A classic tome on the deeper philosophical aspects of traditional martial arts.


  8. says:

    The Zen Way to Martial Arts is a phenomenal work It explained how martial arts were not about competition, but a way of life, the journey to self mastery It emphasized the importance of breathing, meditation, living being in the present moment, and letting go of attachments It articulated doing things wholeheartedly, as if it were the last moment of your life It explained how the dojo was the place of enlightenment,meditation, and learning It intimated how the ideogram bu used in words su The Zen Way to Martial Arts is a phenomenal work It explained how martial arts were not about competition, but a way of life, the journey to self mastery It emphasized the importance of breathing, meditation, living being in the present moment, and letting go of attachments It articulated doing things wholeheartedly, as if it were the last moment of your life It explained how the dojo was the place of enlightenment,meditation, and learning It intimated how the ideogram bu used in words such as bushido, budo, bujutsu, etc., meant to sheath stop the sword and to cease combat So these words don t actually means arts or ways of war, but ways of peace or restoring it It explained how the samurais were not to be just warriors, but they had to study Buddhism, Taoism, Confusion, literature, etc., to be well rounded and proficient in virtue Reading this work was like sitting with Master Deshima...


  9. says:

    Plagued by what I can only suspect are issues in its translation, but a worthwhile read.


  10. says:

    I try to always have one buddhist book going at all times, as the daily reading helps me with my practice The Zen Way to the Martial Arts was a wonderful daily practice supplement for me in the fall of 2012 I still think of some of its contents each time I sit to meditate today Highly recommend this book as a peaceful guide to livin...


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