philosophy as most would understand the word: it is a collection of thoughts and say ...more
A lot of people seem to read it assuming that it's some sort of rule book that the samurai class carried around in their kimonos so as to follow its writings without err.
This is not the case. The book was written after 100 years of peace in Japan, when the samurai class was transforming into an administrative class.
Yes, that's right -- the author was some pencil-pusher for the state.
This doesn't mean it isn't an interesting book. Thinki ...more
از سامورايى گرى كناره مى گيرد، موها را مى تراشد و به سلك راهبى بودايى در مى آيد.
سال ها بعد، سامورايى جوانى به ياماموتو بر مى خورد و ملازم او مى شود و حكمت ها و گزين گويه هايش را ياد داشت مى كند. مجموعه ى اين گزين گويه ها، كتاب هاگاكوره را تشكيل ...more
در ضمن حین خوندن کتاب شایان که یکی از بچه های گودریدز هم هست ازم پرسید این همون کتابی که توی فیلم
ghost dog - jim jarmush
بود نیست؟ که دیدیم همون کتابِ موضوع جالبی بود که گفتم بد نیست بنویسم یادگاری بمونه
Accepting Death is the only way to be free
The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death. It is not particularly difficult. Be determined and advance. To say that dying without reachin ...more
This book was popularized in the film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, showing an assassin for the mob who lives according to the his interpretation of the principles of this book. That is how I first came across the book, and since then the book has been a central part of my life.
The book is some 300 excerpts from a total of about 1,300 dictated to Yamamoto's attendant over the course of 7 years, between 1710 and 1716. Yamamoto was a samurai born some 60 ...more
Death is considered the only very important thought, around which everything else must dance in one's life. Death is our ultimate destination, and everything must be done in view of that unavoidable event. I can agree, but I cannot wholly share the attitude of a Samurai about it, since I believe I can leave more seeds and fruits through my life than through my death. I can teach a lot with t ...more
A samurai's journal of anecdotes and aphorisms I've been rereading for years. It means something different to me each time, though the lessons are often the same ones I've forgotten. It's amazing how these lessons apply themselves to whatever my life is ...more
If so, you've found the book you are looking for. This is a steamy pile, so bring some fresh gloves. If your black belt instructor is making you read this, hit him (or her) in the knee with it and ask for your money back. This is a prime example of how something awful can be made uniquely te ...more
This book answers to all of these questions and more.
I managed to extract tons of great quotes out of this one, most of which have retained their relevance throughout all of these years. However, it IS impossible to keep up with the names (even in the same story), especially in the later, anecdote filled chapters derived from the writer's memory and circulating rumors and stories.
Also, this book might not appeal to the faint- ...more
The ersatz way of the samurai can still touch you, with stories that make you laugh and impress you. Random pieces of philosophy also roam the pages, serving as a reminder that a time in which honor was something you had the right to protect is long gone. While not everyone may agree that the Hagaku ...more
There were a few good passages, which I wrote down, but even most of those are just quotes from other people. The guy is a hack, taking credit for samurai culture and history without really knowing much about it, and thus teaching me very little.
I also just have a significant problem with total devotion to a single person in a hierarchal position. Woops.
But the begin ...more
Полезно прочесть для осознания бездны между современным западным сознанием и традиционным сознанием самураев. С точки зрения современной этики наставления о том, как следует мстить, погибать за господина и распоряжаться жизнью слуг, детей и супруг, чудовищны. И тем поразительнее смотрятся те отрывки, где описывается истинная суть Пути - идеала, несомненно, досто ...more
There were many tales & passages in here I found admirable, inspirational, etc. & many I laughed at for their sheer cold-bloodedness. Some weren't that interesting at all, except for the glimpse into the way their world functioned. But overall, I ...more
The book is deservedly a classic of Japanese philosophy, and it gives a valuable contrast to works like Musashi's Book of Five Rings, who emphasises other p ...more
risen from it, not to mention WWII should read this
book, or at least read it on-line as it's available
in it's entirety on several sites.
Those who have seen the film Ghost Dog will have already
'read' the best quotes from the book, as there are some
delightfully quirky quotes in there.
Personally what I find most distasteful about hagakure
is that it is negatively Confucian. The Samurai's be all
and end- ...more
«هاگاکوره کتاب سامورایی» نوشته «یاماموتو چونه تومو» با ترجمه «سید رضا حسینی» از روی ترجمه انگلیسی آن، توسط انتشارات چشمه به چاپ رسیده است، چاپ اول در بهار 1389 و چاپ دوم در بهار1390 انجام شده که استقبال خوبی را به همراه داشته است.
به گزارش هنرنیوز، «هاگاکوره» به معنای «پوشیده با برگها» و یا «برگ های پوشیده»، عنوان کتابی است که در 1716 از نگارش گفته های «چونه تومو» پدید آمد و شامل آیین ها و طریقت سامورایی های ژاپن است.
بعد از مرگ «نابشیما میتسوشیگه» امیر منطقه ای در ژاپن، به دلیل اینکه خودکشی آیی...more
"The Book of the Samurai" contains 300 selections (from over 1,300) from "Hagakure," as translated by William Scott Wils ...more