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Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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Hagakure the way of the Samurai is a collection of thoughts and reflections by its author. It proves an invaluable philosophical guide and should not be read literally. Readers should first go to the book with an open mind and open heart just as a samurai would approach death for his master. In being a collection of advice and insight this book showsthe enlightened way of ancient Japan. Its relevance to modern day life becomes apparent when one sees similarities between his own life and the situations described by the book. It is divided into 11 chapters which constituted the core text of the original Hagakure. It is further sub divided into smaller 'bitesize' read at the office or… Read more