The Warrior Koans 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Trevor Leggett
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Samurai Zen by Trevor Leggett
Book DescriptionSamurai Zen brings 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415284653
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Trevor Leggett
Japanese Chess, Paperback (May 2009)
The ancient game of chess has its roots in India, where the legendary emperor Ravana used it to exercise his generals in strategy and tactics. Played by millions around the world, shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. This book on shogi is suitable for beginners and experienced players alike. Its offers step-by-step instructions.
Samurai Zen, Hardback (June 2002)
Samurai Zen brings together 100 of the rare riddles which represent the core spiritual discipline of Japan's ancient Samurai tradition.
Realization of the Supreme Self, Hardback (January 1995)» View all books by Trevor Leggett
From the author of "The Complete Commentary by Sankara on the Yoga Sutras", this book deals with the karma-yoga meditation practice and the realization of the supreme self as described in the Bhagava Gita yoga.
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Author Biography - Trevor Leggett
Trevor Leggett was the former head of Japanese Service of the BBC in the UK
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