Zen - The Religion of the Samurai
Publisher: El Paso Norte Press | ISBN: 0977340074 | edition 2006 | PDF | 62 pages | 1,65 mb
Zen was uniquely suited to the Samurai of Japan. The high moral principles of Buddhism, when adopted and adapted by the Japanese warriors who became the Samurai, created an austere philosophy of singular beauty and depth. Its characteristic requirements of strict control over body and mind was exemplified by ancient warrior monks whose serene countenance, even in the face of certain death, made them much admired even by their foes.