The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai


Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291425X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4436

The comprehensive and accurate edition of the Hagakure is a must-have for serious martial artists or fans of samurai and the bushido code. The Hagakure is one of the most influential of all Japanese texts—written nearly 300 years ago by Yamamoto Tsunetomo to summarize the very essence of the Japanese Samurai bushido ("warrior") spirit. Its influence has 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 books of the Hagakure and the most reliable and authentic passages contained within the third book; all other English translations published previously have been extremely fragmentary and incomplete. Alex Bennett's completely new and highly readable translation of this essential work includes extensive footnotes that serve to fill in many cultural and historical gaps in the previous translations. This unique combination of readability and scholarship gives Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai a distinct advantage over all previous English editions.


der Weg des Samurai


Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3936018278


Page: 140

View: 1535

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai


Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681950448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

View: 9482

A Collection of Thoughts, Sayings and Meditations on the Way of the Samurai "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 more 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. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.


The Book of the Samurai


Author: Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770011060

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 1033

This book describes the short, succinct passages found in 'Hagakure', composed in the spirit of the way of thinking they reflect and outline the qualities that make a samurai: readiness to die, whatever one's cause; uncompromising loyalty; singlemindedness, preparedness, artlessness, celerity, decorum and compassion. It transcends time, space and the encumbrances of societal living by penetrating to the core of existence with the clarity and vividness of its insights.

Samurai William

ein englischer Navigator im Dienste des Shōgun


Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939062080


Page: 333

View: 6214

The Wit and Wisdom of the Talmud

Proverbs, Sayings, and Parables for the Ages


Author: George J. Lankevich

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757000218

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 7013

In Jewish tradition, the Talmud embodies the laws of Judaism, as well as a way of study and intellectual development. Composed of two works, the Mishnah and the Gemara, the Talmud is believed to provide serious students with one of the most sacred of experiences. It is, in fact, the Torah (the Old Testament) and the Talmud that offer the tenets of the Jewish religion. Here, in this classic work, which represents nearly 2,000 years of learning, are those pearls of wisdom that have served as a daily guide for countless generations of people throughout the world. Some may be familiar to you; others may be new. Some may provoke a laugh; others, a tear. All, however, offer illuminating insights and direction that can provide a foundation for a compassionate and focused life.

Miss Blackpool



Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462308386

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9730

Nick Hornbys grandioser neuer Roman: ein Ausflug ins Swinging London der Sixties Die hübsche Barbara entflieht der Provinz und zieht nach London, um berühmt zu werden. Sie bekommt tatsächlich die Hauptrolle in einer neuen Fernseh-Sitcom, die zu einer der erfolgreichsten TV-Shows Englands wird. Das Team wird ihre Familie – doch was passiert, wenn Ruhm und Glanz irgendwann verblassen?Anfang der 60er: Barbara nimmt die Wahl zur »Miss Blackpool« nicht an, als ihr aufgeht, dass sie dann ein weiteres Jahr in diesem verschlafenen Provinzstädtchen verbringen müsste. Stattdessen zieht sie nach London, ins Herz der neu entstehenden Popkultur, um Komikerin zu werden. Was zunächst aussichtslos erscheint, wird Wirklichkeit, und die Truppe rund um die beiden Drehbuchschreiber Tony und Bill, den Produzenten Dennis sowie Schauspielkollegen Clive ersetzt Barbara fortan die Familie. Alle sind von der Idee besessen, aus ihrer Sitcom einen Riesenerfolg zu machen, was ihnen trotz privater großer und kleiner Katastrophen auch gelingt. Doch was passiert, wenn Schönheit und Ruhm mit der Zeit verblassen?Nick Hornby nimmt den Leser mit ins brodelnde London der 60er-Jahre, mitten hinein in die Welt der am Hungertuch nagenden Gagschreiber, der überarbeiteten Regisseure, der egozentrischen Schauspieler und der vom großen Durchbruch träumenden Mädchen. Ein Buch über ganz große Auftritte, lebenslange Freundschaft und die große Liebe.

Verbales Judo

Die sanfte Kunst der Überzeugung


Author: George J. Thompson,Jerry B. Jenkins

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961212090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 7070

Mit diesem Longseller aus den USA lernt der Leser, wie er die größten Kommunikationsfehler durch einfache, leicht zu merkende Strategien vermeiden kann. Verbales Judo ist die Kunst, auf jeden Schlagabtausch perfekt vorbereitet zu sein. Effektiver zuhören und sprechen, andere durch Empathie für sich einnehmen, Konflikte entschärfen und einvernehmlich mit dem Partner oder dem Chef eine Lösung finden: All das und noch viel mehr verspricht George J. Thompson. Mit diesen Tipps muss man keinen Konflikt mehr scheuen!

The Way of the Samurai

Yukio Mishima on Hagakure in Modern Life


Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)


Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

View: 5321


The Samurai Code of Japan


Author: Inazo Nitobe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784805314890

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9651

Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan is the most influential book ever written on the Japanese "Way of the Warrior." A classic study of Japanese culture, the book outlines the moral code of the Samurai way of living and the virtues every Samurai warrior holds dear. It is widely read today in Japan and around the world. There are seven core precepts of Bushido: Rectitude: "The power of deciding upon a certain course of conduct in accordance with reason, without wavering." Courage: "Doing what is right." Benevolence: "Love, magnanimity, affection for others, sympathy and pity." Civility: "Courtesy and urbanity of manners." Sincerity: "The end and the beginning of all things." Honor: "A vivid conscious of personal dignity and worth." Loyalty: "Homage and fealty to a superior." Together, these seven values create a system of beliefs unique to Japanese philosophy and culture that is widely followed today. Inazo Nitobe, one of Japan's foremost scholars, thoroughly explores each of these values and explains how they differ from their Western counterparts. Until you understand the philosophy behind the ethics, you will never fully grasp what it meant to be a Samurai--what it meant to have Bushido. In Bushido, Nitobe points out similarities between Western and Japanese history and culture. He argues that "no matter how different any two cultures may appear to be on the surface, they are still created by human beings, and as such have deep similarities." Nitobe believed that connecting Bushido with greater teachings could make an important contribution to all humanity--that the way of the Samurai is not something peculiarly Japanese, but of value to the entire human race. With an extensive new introduction and notes by Alex Bennett, a respected scholar of Japanese history, culture and martial arts with a firsthand knowledge of the Japanese warrior code, Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan is an essential guide to the essence of Japanese culture. Bennett's views on this subject are revolutionizing our understanding of Bushido, as expressed in his Japanese bestseller The Bushido the Japanese Don't Know About.


das Lehrbuch des Gründers des Aikidô


Author: Morihei Ueshiba

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783921508572


Page: 135

View: 519

Samurai and Ninja

The Real Story Behind the Japanese Warrior Myth that Shatters the Bushido Mystique


Author: Antony Cummins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291506X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 806

The myths of the noble Samurai and the sinister Ninja are filled with romantic fantasy and fallacy. Samurai and Ninja expert Antony Cummins shatters the myths and exposes the true nature of these very real—and very lethal—medieval Japanese warriors. The Samurai and Ninja were in fact brutal killing machines trained in torture and soaked in machismo. Many were skilled horsemen and sword-fighting specialists, while others were masters of deception and sabotage. Some fought for loyalty, others for personal gain. What these warriors all shared in common was their unflinching personal bravery, skill and brutality. In Samurai and Ninja, Cummins separates myth from reality and shows why the Japanese were the greatest warriors of all time: He describes the Samurai and the Ninja as they really were in earlier times when battles raged across Japan—not in later times when war became obsolete and Japanese warriors became philosophers, scholars and courtiers. He describes the social context of the day and the feudal world into which the warriors were trained to fight and die for their lords. He exposes the essentially brutal nature of warfare in medieval Japan. This book is illuminated by many rare Japanese manuscripts and texts which are translated into English for the very first time.

The Talent Management Handbook, Third Edition: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People


Author: Lance A. Berger,Dorothy Berger

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259863565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 8212

The definitive guide to finding, developing, and keeping the best talent—expanded with brand new and updated material The Talent Management Handbook is the established go-to guide for HR professionals, managers, and leaders looking for the best ways to use talent management programs to develop a culture of excellence. This third edition features new and updated chapters based on fresh approaches and material for identifying, recruiting, positioning, and developing highly qualified, motivated people to meet current and future business requirements. Filled with expert advice, the book offers a roadmap for developing a comprehensive approach to talent management that will guide professionals in the coming years.

T'ai Chi für Dummies


Author: Therese Iknoian,Manny Fuentes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527704859


Page: 357

View: 9164

Ruhe, Gelassenheit, Ausgeglichenheit - Wer wünscht sich das nicht? Lassen Sie sich von Therese Iknoian die sanften Bewegungen und Meditationen von T'ai Chi zeigen und Sie werden merken, wie gut sie Ihnen tun. In zahlreichen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen mit vielen Abbildungen lernen Sie die Grundübungen von T'ai Chi und Qigong kennen. Außerdem finden Sie in diesem Buch interessantes Hintergrundwissen über die fernöstliche Weisheit und Philosophie sowie jede Menge konkrete Tipps, wie Sie T'ai Chi in Ihren Alltag integrieren können.

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers


Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492983383

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 3826

Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

Bushido - Der Ehrenkodex der Samurai


Author: Inazo Nitobe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3730690175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 672

"Bushido", wörtlich die "Wege des Kriegers", ist der ungeschriebene Ehren- und Verhaltenskodex der alten japanischen Adelskrieger, der Samurai. Er bildet einen der Eckpfeiler der japanischen Kultur. Seine Wurzeln liegen im Buddhismus, Shintoismus und Konfuzianismus, aus denen er die ritterlichen Tugenden Redlichkeit, Mitgefühl, Höflichkeit, Loyalität, Ehre, Mut und Selbstbeherrschung ableitet. Nitobe hat diese Lehre zum ersten Mal erschlossen und mit Beispielen und Vergleichen aus der westlichen Kultur und Geschichte verständlich gemacht. Sein Buch avancierte zum Standardwerk und ist es bis heute geblieben.