Prince Of Deception oSeems like THE version to get Lotsf footnotes great introduction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures other little extras made it a nice buy It s also a convenient book for your phone too as each vignette is no than a paragraphr two two pages at most Therefore it s a nice book to uickly read bits and pieces and put away for a little contemplation instead Mountain Fever Stone Brothers 1 of staring at the screen for far too long like a typical chapterf an ebook Which gets Process oldIn termsf the book itself it was different than I expected I d known about the book for sometime yet never pored through it As a longtime martial artist I felt some kind Beg Songs Of Submission 1 of calling to read it as I m sure manythers have as well Plus I ve always had a fascination with samurai and feudal Japan But enough about meI found the book simple yet deep It s full Beg And Tease Songs Of Submission 1 2 of many accounts and stories which teach how a samurai should act and sometimes should NOT act as well slightly cryptic talesf which Primal Law Mack Bolan The Executioner 344 one decides theirwn interpretation f It can be a little repetitious but perhaps that s ne hidden tool behind itAt times I couldn t "Help But Feel That "but feel that was reading the book somewhat ut f context Although footnotes are provided I can t say for certain whether the book can be taken in the utmost literal sense However there is surely wisdom to gain from each book which can certainly benefit a modern day Individual It S Up It s up you to decide what to take away from it I supposeNot a bad book but you ll have to put in a little work with this Catalogue Raisonne Of Sculpture one inrder to get results If anything your understanding Eternal Womanhood of samurai wayf life will be enhanced I think anyway Having studied kendo in Saga in the 1980s Hagakure has always been f particular interest to me
SO I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD I have been looking forward this latest translationinterpretation f samurai philosophy Dr Bennett s HagakureThe Secret Wisdom Of The Samurai presents Books 1 word for word but taking into account the context in which the He Humbled Himself original authors presented their thoughts This makes for a deeper and richer reading experience There is much in this book to discover either as a casual reader with an interest in Japan and its samurai historyr as a lifelong budo martial arts enthusiast looking for deeper philosophical insights Intense educational insightful a deep and very simple account Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal of human history S been felt throughout the world and yet its existence is scarcely known to many Westerners This is the first translation to include the complete first two booksf the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book; all ther English translations published previously have been fragmentary and incompleteAle. This is a magnificent book I can t speak to the accuracy if the translation but the Introduction especially the elaborate footnotes and the accessible fluid even elegant style are invaluable Certainly for enthusiasts f the Martial Arts and scholars students and admirers f Japanese history culture and the code f Bushido But also and maybe essentially for anyone who suffers life as a struggle and strives to live it with Wisdom Compassion and Honor The book is a treasury f guidance and abounds with strategy models and examples dramatic vignettes touches f irony and humor and genuinely sage advice An iconic example Political Realism of Real Life Wisdom Literaturef which there are few examples and no real analogue in the West Very Highly Recommended Dr Alex Bennett s translation Angst Volume 2 of Hagakure is the first version I ve come across which manages to both capture the historical contextf Yamamoto Tsunetomo s writings and view it through modern perspective The world described by Tsunetomo can ften seem very alien and the underlying meaning f many passages is not The Ugly Duckling Debutante The House Of Renwick 1 obvious to the modern reader Dr Bennetts extensive knowledgef Japanese culture and Budo history provides the necessary historical and cultural context reuired to understand the mindset 1 of a 18th century samurai This version have made several passages which previously were incomprehensible to me as clear as day and made me re evaluate mypinions f Hagakure A must read for anyone who has an interest in the made me re evaluate my pinions f Hagakure A must read for anyone who has an interest in the culture and the Tokugawa era Got it to go along side my physical training in jiu jitsu Translator probs did a good job although you do definitely feel certain things being lost in translation This book by Bennett is a really nice translation f the world famous Hagakure You can sense that by having experience with budo through practicing Kendo and Naginata Bennett was able to grasp certain concepts
and translate them nicely into English If you are a martial artist interested in the history f martial arts translate them nicely into English If you are a martial artist interested in the history f martial arts like me you loved the movie Ghost Dog this is a book you d like to have in your collection It s longer than you may expect and the commentaries about the Hagakure inside take up a large portion f the text So make sure you re ready for a 300 page book if you buy this copy This. The comprehensive and accurate edition f the Hagakure is a must have for serious martial artists The Smiley Snowman or fansf samurai and the bushido code The Hagakure is Boom onef the most influential Judge Dredd of all Japanese textswritten nearly 300 years ago by Yamamoto Tsunetomo to summarize the very essencef the Japanese Samurai bushido warrior spirit Its influence ha. ,
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Children To Be Veryto be very to people respect and just social encounters in general while naturally maintaining strong family bonds valuesThe information in this book is very powerful and encouraging I m a sucker for Japanese culture Real Japanese culture not the anime and taku fad that is all the rage these days I lived in a Japan for a while so my bookshelf is filled with stuff like this That said let me explainI really wanted to like this book I love translations f historical Japanese but there s a very fine line that depends entirely n who is doing the translating Sometimes they read like fiction painting vivid imagery and sucking you back in time right into feudal Japan Other times they read like college textbooks Sea Creatures 4 overly detailed and getting bogged down in every little aspect that constantly interrupts your engagement This book kindf rides that line but definitely leans towards the latterI have a lot Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel of respect for the author his breadthf knowledge in regards to this is n a level I can never hope to achieve but his writing style just doesn t flow as nicely as I
Wanted I Enjoyed This BookI enjoyed this book times the book was a little dense thanks to the word choice used but not terrible I really enjoyed the physical shape size and layout f this book It s very easy to pick up and read a few passages when you feel like itI m always fascinated by the history Collected Poems of Japan and the Samurai and this book added some context to these topics It was amazing to read just how fragile life was people could be killedr choose to die ver some f the strangest things That was my biggest take away message from this bookIf you like reading about the Samurai I think you ll enjoy this book I did There are a gazillion this not that blah blah self empowerment books An Indian Summer out there thisne trumps them all and not that blah blah self empowerment books Summoner Girl Volume 1 out there thisne trumps them all and s 300 years The First Indian War Of Independence 1857 1859 old This particular version translated by A Bennett is exceedingly well done I know enough Japanese that Iwn the JPNJPN The Fire Of Spring old to modern edition as well but I really like this book Insightful well explained and filled with wisdomf the pastAs well as a strange collection Hog In The Fog of historical snippets general codef conduct and downright humourous interpretations The Western Comrade Vol 5 of Japanese history and culture. X Bennett's wholly new and highly readable translationf this essential work includes extensive footnotes that serve to fill in many cultural and historical gaps in the previous translations This uniue combination Lettys Christmas Our Australian Girl Letty 4 of readability and scholarship gives Hagakure The Secret Wisdomf the Samurai a distinct advantage ver all previous English editio.