When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen by Jeffrey Mann,Patrick McCarthy

By Jeffrey Mann,Patrick McCarthy

Uncover the old fact approximately Buddhist warrior priests with this informative and enlightening book.

Film, tv and well known fiction have lengthy exploited just like the serene Buddhist monk who's grasp of the lethal craft of hand-to-hand strive against. whereas those media overly romanticize the connection among a philosophy of non-violence and the paintings of struggling with, When Buddhists assault: The Curious dating among Zen and the Martial Arts indicates this hyperlink to be however actual, even natural.

Exploring the origins of Buddhism and the ethos of the japanese samurai, college professor and martial arts practitioner Jeffrey Mann lines the shut connection among the Buddhist method of compassion and how of the warrior. This zen publication serves as a simple creation to the background, philosophy, and present perform of Zen because it pertains to the japanese martial arts. It examines the weather of Zen that experience discovered a spot in budo—the martial way—such as zazen, mushin, zanshin and fudoshin, then is going directly to talk about the ethics and perform of budo as smooth game.

Offering insights into how characteristics quintessential to the genuine martial artist are interwoven with this historic non secular philosophy, this Buddhism booklet can help practitioners reconnect to an genuine religious self-discipline of the martial arts.

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