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The Religion Of The Samurai

By: Kaiten Nukariya
Published By: Double9 Books
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Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Kaiten Nukariya's work, "The Religion of the Samurai," examines the religious and philosophical traditions of the samurai, the military class of mediaeval Japan. The book also discusses the ethics of Confucianism, Shintoism, and the place of Buddhism in the samurai's code of behavior. According to Nukariya, the samurai's religion was a special synthesis of numerous spiritual traditions, with Buddhism predominating. He examines how the samurai's view of life and death was impacted by the Buddhist ideas of impermanence, non-attachment, and the nature of suffering. He also explores the Confucian values of respect for authority and social order, which had a significant impact on the development of the samurai code of behavior. The significance of self-control, self-awareness, and inner calm in samurai spiritual practices is emphasized by Nukariya throughout the book. He also discusses the significance of mindfulness and meditation in developing these traits and how they enabled the samurai to reach a level of enlightenment. Overall, "The Religion of the Samurai" offers a thorough analysis of the religious and philosophical beliefs that influenced samurai culture and their way of life.

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Kaiten Nukariya

Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Kaiten Nukariya (1867–1934) lived in the Meiji and Taisho periods. He was raised in Japan's Fukui Prefecture and received his Soto Zen instruction from famous Zen master Soyen Shaku. The book "The Religion of the Samurai," which examines the spiritual and intellectual activities of the samurai, is well known by Nukariya, a renowned writer and scholar. The Essence of Buddhism and Zen for Americans are only two of the several works he published on Buddhism and Zen. In addition to his writing and academic endeavors, Nukariya was a supporter of social and political change in Japan. He was a vocal supporter of the campaign for constitutional rule of law and a committed socialist. Writings of Nukariya have influenced the study of Buddhism and Zen for a very long time, and his works are still analyzed and admired by academics and practitioners all over the globe.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 194 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935748843X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357488433
  • Item Weight: 232.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Body, Mind & Spirit / Spiritualism,Religion / Spirituality,Philosophy / Buddhist