An Essay on "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi

      John R. Mortimer
An Essay on "A Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi

Using the combined Philosophy of Zen, Shinto and Confucianism, this book can be applied not just to Martial Arts but all areas of life. The book demonstrates you have to be committed completely to all the areas of life that you participate in.Nowadays life is not so simple that we can pursue just one way at a time. We are taught at school so many different ways that we cannot live in just one singular vision and give all our body and mind to just one aim. Today we have to work and pursue social lives out of work time and still try to fulfil aims and be satisfied within. We all can’t get to the top, but be assured the top can’t survive without other levels. They are no better and no worse. We don’t all have natural abilities and many have to work harder and in different ways to achieve their aims and obtain as high a level as is possible and therefore be satisfied they have achieved what they can.
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