Theinspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of thewarrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Theteachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder ofthe popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he calledthe "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way to victory in theface of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied toall the challenges we face in life—in personal relationships, as we interactwith society, and at work and in business.
Thisedition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition thatappeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of newmaterial, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens thatpresents Ueshiba's views on "The Art of War versus the Art of Peace";newly translated doka,didactic"poems of the Way"; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.
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