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By A Customer
This review is from: The Sword of No-sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu (Paperback)
I'm not particularly a fan of John Stevens. However I think this is the best book he has ever written, if not the best book for martial artists I have ever read.
Tesshu was a remarkable man; a zen buddhist, master swordsman and calligrapher. He also comes across as honest in his pursuit of understanding.
The book is beautifully presented, and will have you laughing in parts. Tesshu's message is maybe reflected by this famous zenrin
'to live one must destroy life completely, once destroyed one dwells for the first time in peace'.
Absolutely amazing - buy it.
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