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Sword of Zen : Master Takuan and his writings on immovable wisdom and the sword Taie

Author: 沢庵(1573-1645) ; Peter Haskel; Takuan Sōhō
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Along with translations of Record of immovable wisdom and On the sword taie ..., this book includes an introduction to Takuan's distinctive approach to Zen ... It also offers an accessible overview of the actual role of the sword in Takuan's day ..."--Page 4 of cover.
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Haskel, Peter.
Sword of Zen.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2013
(OCoLC)1019735087
Named Person: Takuan Sōhō; Takuan Sōhō; Takuan Sōhō; Munenori Yagyū; Takuan Sōhō; Takuan Sōhō
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 沢庵(1573-1645) ; Peter Haskel; Takuan Sōhō
ISBN: 9780824835439 0824835433 9780824836788 0824836782
OCLC Number: 781848478
Description: xiv, 182 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An Introduction to Takuan's Writings on Zen and Swordsmanship --
Translations --
Record of the Marvelous Power of Immovable Wisdom (Fudochi shinmyo roku) --
On the Sword Taie (Tai'a ki) --
Happenings in a Dream --
Takuan's Story --
Takuan Tales.
Responsibility: Peter Haskel.

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Takuan Soho's (1573-1645) two works on Zen and swordsmanship are among the most straightforward and lively presentations of Zen ever written and have enjoyed great popularity in both pre-modern and  Read more...

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