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THE RELIGION OF THE SAMURAI -  COURAGE, LOYALTY, SINCERITY, SELF-CONTROL

Zen was first introduced into Japan as the faith for the Samurai or the military class, and moulded the characters of many distinguished soldiers whose lives adorn the pages of her history. Afterwards it gradually found its way to palaces as well as to cottages through literature and art, and at last permeated through every fiber of the national life of the Japanese.

Zen:  The Religionn of the Samurai.

The religion of Japan's majestic warriors, the Samurai, was Zen Buddhism, a unique living religious philosophy encompassing both unity and self-denial and noted for its physical and mental training of raising the Self over the body. Through the evolving practice of Zen the Samurai were able to master their bodies and thereby master themselves.

In this classic, fascinating and non-dogmatic work Kaiten Nukariya, Professor of Kei-O-Gi-Jiku University and of So-To-Shu Buddhist College, Tokyo explains how Buddhism coming by the Samurai warriors into what came to be known as Zen tradition.

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