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Warrior of Zen: The Diamond-Hard Wisdom Mind of Suzuki Shosan

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KEY TEACHINGS OF ZEN'S FOREMOST SAMURAI MONK
Suzuki Shosan is among the most dramatic personalities on the history of Zen. A samurai who served under the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the seventeenth century, he became a Zen monk at age 41 and evolved a highly original teaching style imbued with the warrior spirit. The warrior's life, Shosan believed, was particularly suited t
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 15th 1994 by Kodansha
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I really enjoyed this, as I had not read anything much about Suzuki Shosan. I like his perspective, particularly when it comes to carrying zen into everyday tasks.

Most of the book consists of very brief sayings or teachings. Most are to the point, as Shosan tends to cut through the BS. At times, you'll wonder what the heck he's talking about, but that makes him like every other zen master. What makes him different is his disdain for merely sitting around on your can with other monks. Although h
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