Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai (Illustrated Edition)

Hagakure The Book of the Samurai Illustrated Edition It is said that what is called the spirit of an age is something to which one cannot return That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world s coming to an end For this reason although one w

  • Title: Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo William Scott Wilson
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  • Page: 490
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It is said that what is called the spirit of an age is something to which one cannot return That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world s coming to an end For this reason, although one would like to change today s world back to the spirit of one hundred years or ago, it cannot be done Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation It is said that what is called the spirit of an age is something to which one cannot return That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world s coming to an end For this reason, although one would like to change today s world back to the spirit of one hundred years or ago, it cannot be done Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure The Book of the Samurai A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido the Way of the Warrior More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today.Hagakure In the Shadow of Leaves is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido the Way of the Warrior It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word it is a collection of thoughts and sayings recorded over a period of seven years, and as such covers a wide variety of subjects, often in no particular sequence The work represents an attitude far removed from our modern pragmatism and materialism, and possesses an intuitive rather than rational appeal in its assertion that Bushido is a Way of Dying, and that only a samurai retainer prepared and willing to die at any moment

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