Thursday, January 20, 2005

The Book of Five Rings

Just been reading The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (recommended translation by William Scott Wilson). Written for samurais in the 1600s, this short book uncovers the Way to achieve true goals physically and psychologically. Its by no way easy as it pretty much strictly describe as the lone path. Musashi never lost a fight in over sixty bouts within the age of 16 to early 30s. That alone must prove something. Let me know if you have also read the book.

Musashi's very Zen Buddhist approach is difficult and harsh but I can its rewards. I highly recommend this to those passionate about their work. Its an uncomprising yet positive approach to attaining the ultimate goal.


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