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Bushido - The Way of the Japanese People,
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This review is from: Bushido: The Soul of Japan. A Classic Essay on Samurai Ethics (Hardcover)
It is not so much a religion as a philosophy of life (whilst One is permitted to Live) in the harsh conditions of Niponese culture. True, the country is beautiful, with extremes of temperature and natural wonders, but One has to take into account the Earthquake and suname that existed from time to time and the Way of the Samurai, The Ninja and whatever other feudal system existed before our modern times when the Shogun was Emperor. Then as now, Bushido was a Way of Life to those who followed the Way that is, was and always shall be. Bushido (the book), is an enlightening read, and it is a hard act to follow unless you are prepared to get beneath the skin of the people who followed the Way. You don't have to be Japanese to follow Bushido, but it helps. In becoming the Soul of Japan, One needs to put aside one's own path, one's own individual needs in order to become empowered with the Hive Soul of Japanese Culture and think not so much as One, but as many upon the Path of Japan, which is Bushido.
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