The Art of Peace

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Shambhala Publications, 2005 - Philosophy - 184 pages
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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life--in personal and business relationships, and in our interactions with society.

This is an expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a new introduction by John Stevens, recently translated doka, didactic "poems of the Way," and Ueshiba's own calligraphy.
 

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User Review  - OstkUser57961 - Overstock.com

Its a great book. Teaches some very powerful stuff. I mean some stuff is a little confusing to be honest. But its okay youll eventually grasp the concept of it. This book just makes you think about ... Read full review

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Morihei Ueshiba was ahead of his time in preparing for a crowded, difficult world and his philosophy is extremely refined, non-dogmatic zen buddhism. Unfortunately his legacy has been held to an ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
23
Section 3
32
Section 4
40
Section 5
50
Section 6
61
Section 7
70
Section 8
81
Section 16
122
Section 17
125
Section 18
128
Section 19
136
Section 20
140
Section 21
141
Section 22
143
Section 23
152

Section 9
89
Section 10
103
Section 11
105
Section 12
111
Section 13
115
Section 14
116
Section 15
121
Section 24
158
Section 25
169
Section 26
175
Section 27
178
Section 28
179
Section 29
180
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Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was the founder of Aikido. At age eighteen, Ueshiba joined the Japanese military, during which time he also developed his skills in the martial arts. He eventually left the military, deeply discouraged by the death and destruction that results from combat. Ueshiba continued to experiment with a variety of martial arts, finding particular joy in the spiritual aspects of martial arts. He came to believe that a real warrior was one who was rooted in love, and it was in this spirit that he began to develop Aikido, a martial art that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

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