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eBook Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai (Shambhala Pocket Classics) ePub

by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

  • ISBN: 1611801877
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Shambhala (December 2, 2014)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1764 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1414 kb
  • Other: mbr mobi lit txt
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 383

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Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai (Shambhala Pocket Classics). This wonderful book is organized into 14 parts.

Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai (Shambhala Pocket Classics). They include: Yamamoto Tsunetomo (Hagakure), Nabeshima Naoshige (Wall inscriptions), Takeda Shingen, Daidoji Yuzan (Budoshoshinshu), Kobayakawa Takakage, Gamo Ujisato, Takuan Soho (The unfettered Mind), Miyamoto Musashi (The book of five rings), Kato Kiyomasa, Kaibara Ekiken (Cultivating Chi), Kuroda Nagamasa (Notes on regulations), Yamaoka Tesshu (Kenzen wa), Torii Mototada and Obata Kagenori.

Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic) book. Hagakure" is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai

Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic) book. Hagakure" is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai. It's a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should conduct themselves.

This book was scribed by a younger samurai who sat basically at the deathbed of the samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo. For seven years, the scribe sat and had conversations with Tsunetomo. Tsunetomo had become a monk after the death of his 'Master' in 1700. By 1716 the conversations ended, the result was a large manuscript. Hagakure is a compilation or thread of the most meaningful and 'best' of the manuscript. The book is a mix of advice, stories, Buddhist teachings and koans, and direction on how to be the best samurai possible

His best-selling books include The Book of Five Rings; The Unfettered Mind; and The Lone Samurai, a biography of. .

His best-selling books include The Book of Five Rings; The Unfettered Mind; and The Lone Samurai, a biography of Miyamoto Musashi. Customers who bought this item also bought. Tsunetomo covers several subjects in this book, ranging from the way to carry onesself in social circles, to how to regard dreams, to his thoughts on homosexuality, and so on. This colection of works should not be viewed as a linear path to follow, but rather as thoughtful musings on subjects that the author considered day-to-day for a samurai.

Hagakure is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai. This philosophy-bushido, or "the way of the samurai"-is, according to Tsunetomo, essentially a Way of death or dying.

It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima clan to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought. The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period.

Fishpond United States, Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo . His best-selling books include The Book of Five Rings; The Unfettered Mind; and The Lone Samurai, a biography of Miyamoto Musashi.

Books online: Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai, 2015, Fishpond.

Автор: Tsunetomo Yamamoto Название: Hagakure (Shambhala Pocket Classic): The Book of the Samurai ISBN .

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo (Paperback, 2015). Brand new: lowest price. Hagakure is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai. This philosophy-bushido, or the way of the samurai -is, according to Tsunetomo, essentially a Way of death or dying.

The seminal treatise on the code of the samurai--now available as a Shambhala Pocket Classic.     Hagakure is a treatise on the samurai code written by Yamamoto Tsunetomo, an eighteenth-century samurai. It's a guide, organized as a loose collection of thoughts, on how samurai should conduct themselves. This philosophy--bushido, or "the way of the samurai"--is, according to Tsunetomo, essentially a Way of death or dying. This embracing of death with honor and courage is the core theme of Hagakure--and part of its allure.     This edition, translated by the esteemed translator William Scott Wilson, is considered the definitive version of this classic. No other translator has so thoroughly and eruditely rendered this text into English. Wilson's introduction casts Hagakure in a different light than ever before. In Tsunetomo's time, the Way of death was a nuanced concept that related heavily to the Zen idea of the death of the ego. Wilson's introduction gives the historical and philosophical background for that more metaphorical reading of Hagakure, and through this lens, the classic takes on a fresh and nuanced appeal.

Comments

Umge Umge
Do not buy the kindle version from X-ist Classics. It's an un-edited scan. You get great gems like "It is said that what is called "the spirit of an ape' ' is seine- thing to which one cannot return."
breakingthesystem breakingthesystem
Formatting and spelling errors abound in the Kindle version. I have a paperback copy that is error free, this ebook version would make and English teacher cry.

1 star for Kindle version, 5 for the hardcopy
Detenta Detenta
Didn't realize before I ordered that it was a small pocket version. Maybe I missed it in the descriptions but its weird that a book like this is sold in the mini form, Personal issue more than the companies issue.
Sat Sat
The author of this book had great wisdom to pass along with some interesting stories of his time. I have quoted him lately as I feel many things he said in the late 1600's into the early 1700's apply today as well as when first written. It can be viewed also as a guide to making oneself into a better person too. The remarks of pride and personal appearance combined with the strong sense of duty are a good role model. His references to changing times and the foolishness of youth are well expressed and they too apply to today's world all to well.

Though there were a few words that were badly misspelled and somewhat confusing at first ( ie. "pot" in place of "got" "gut" for "cut") it was still easy to follow once you got past the misspelled words and worked out their true meaning. However, the content of the book was what I sought. I have read it in a matter of a couple of weeks, though it could be read in a day without interruption. But to read it quickly would be unwise. You'd miss much of what is really being said. I will read this book again in a month's time and try to absorb more of it's wisdom from the a true mast of his age.
Cordantrius Cordantrius
This is a book of reflections on life written by a rather unremarkable samurai just after Japan entered into an era of peace under the Tokugawa shogunate. This made the warrior class into a class of armed civil servants - not an easy transition, begging the question what to do with the two very sharp objects tucked into their belts every waking moment of their lives. The interesting thing about this book is that as someone who has been doing business in Japan for over 15 years, I wish I had read it much earlier. That is because the current Japanese business mentality is very much a product of the two and a half centuries in which the country was run by a class of people who were armed to the teeth and had to follow bushido as a way of life, but in reality had desk jobs and administered things like rice production.

Some parts of the book will sound exceedingly misogynistic and weird to our ears, but those are the parts you should pay attention to if you deal with the Japanese. Others are rather entertaining, and yet other are off the wall.

In summary, if you are interested in an unfiltered glimpse into the mind of a samurai turned clerk and in getting some insight into the way the Japanese view the world to this day, Hagakure is definitely worth your time!
Ahieones Ahieones
Review: Hagakure
Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Bushido: The Way of the Warrior is the Way of Death

I could see this book becoming easily misunderstood. It brims with warrior energy--especially beneficial for someone going through a particularly low or troubling period of their life where they need some motivation and can vicariously appreciate the struggles of others.

The simple message of the book is this: in order to master yourself you need to kill your self.

What does that mean? It doesn't mean suicide. Far from it--in fact it is the opposite: it is a birth or a rebirthing. What we are killing is that part of ourselves which confuses our values, which puts us in tension with ourselves: the ego. In the words of Guru Prem, Tsunetomo is asking that the EGO become an AMIGO. It is TAMING THE WILD HORSE--and, subsequently, breaking her.

The style is aphoristic. That means its EASY to digest and SIMPLE to navigate. You an really pick it up anywhere and read it from that point. It is not a linear and progressing narrative. You could read it completely out of order. This is great because Tsunetomo gets right to the point.

Check my blog post about it for a full detail of the points the book makes:

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Natety Natety
I really enjoy this book! But just a few things to keep in mind. It is translated to English, so that can always bring out the possibility of different interpretations from the original text. That being said, the translator for this version is very well educated in Japanese, and did a great job with this book.
Also note, as stated in the front of the book, this is not the entire Hagajure, but I am not even sure if there is any full version, at least as far as English translations go. But this has many many quotes and readings for you to enjoy.

If you read the entire thing in one day, you are not reading it correctly or as intended. With these types of books it is wise to read a passage, and sit there and think on what you just read. What it truly means.
All in all, this is a great book, especially for the price! Enjoy!
A fascinating product of cultural fusion between an intense warrior society and a form of Zen Buddhism, this little book offers counsel ranging from eminently sensible to violently insane. If you have a deep interest in Samurai culture and philosophy, you will take great interest in this little book. If you do not have such an interest, I wonder why you are even reading this review.

The book is a series of short snippets. I recommend you read a bit and then reflect, especially on a passage that particularly strikes you. Reading it straight through would be ill-advised.