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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem
I downloaded this book in an idle moment and had no special expectations.
Kaiten Nukariya has written a book that is profound, inspiring and scholarly. I will caution you that at times I was almost put off by his propensity for lists. For anyone other than academics this is tiresome BUT do not be put off. Kaiten's style is remarkably modern and there are truly...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but hard to read
Extensive history of Zen Buddhissm from india to china and Japan. Quite hard to read. Very good chapter on the practice and theory of Zazen though.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem, 16 Jan 2011
I downloaded this book in an idle moment and had no special expectations.
Kaiten Nukariya has written a book that is profound, inspiring and scholarly. I will caution you that at times I was almost put off by his propensity for lists. For anyone other than academics this is tiresome BUT do not be put off. Kaiten's style is remarkably modern and there are truly beautiful quotes, descriptions and interpretations of Buddhist thought and practice generally and specifically what distinguishes Zen practice.
Sometimes books are difficult but reward your patience again and again. I feel this book must have influenced many later, more popular, twentieth century writers and for good reason.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but hard to read, 7 Jan 2011
Extensive history of Zen Buddhissm from india to china and Japan. Quite hard to read. Very good chapter on the practice and theory of Zazen though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book, wrong title, 27 Oct 2013
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This review is from: The Religion of the Samurai A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan (Kindle Edition)
good book very informative however i imagined a little more information and talk of the samurai. the title is a little misleading but take nothing away its a excellent book. if you like this go and read hinduism and buddhism an historical sketch by sir charles elliot you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and informative, 16 April 2013
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I found this read from start to finish to be extremely well written and massively informative. It teaches you so much about the Zen faith and the way of the warrior. It does lean more towards Shinto than Buddhism, I don't mind that though with me being a Zen Buddhist it's just a slight variant on that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, 10 April 2013
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This product was bought on Amazon books for my kindle. It came instantly which was what I expected and was a very interesting read. Definately worth its weight in gold
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1.0 out of 5 stars ????, 4 April 2013
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very boring just could not get into it. made no real sense about any thing. hard to understand what was being said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have., 4 Feb 2013
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If you have any interest in Bushido, you must read this book. It is a fascinating reading, totally recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Aug 2014
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