THE ART OF PEACE EBOOK
A note on the translation: John Stevens is a Japanese scholar and high-ranking aikidoka who has published a series of volumes on aikido. Editorial Reviews. Review. “This small, elegant book is filled with the wisdom and artistry of a Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Politics & Social Sciences. Read "The Art of Peace" by Morihei Ueshiba available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. The inspirational teachings in this.
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Compre The Art of Peace (Shambhala Classics) (English Edition) de Morihei Ueshiba, John Stevens na ppti.info Confira também os eBooks mais. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (–), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a mind-body discipline Ueshiba called the “Art of Peace. This eBook is available from the following online stores martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace," which offers a nonviolent way.
Morihei Ueshiba was ahead of his time in preparing for a crowded, difficult world and his philosophy is extremely refined, non-dogmatic zen buddhism. Unfortunately his legacy has been held to an almost radical traditionalism regarding his teachings through the practice of the art of Aikido. Fortunately, his words transcend the quasi-militarism of the modern "martial arts" describing a state of as near perfection for an individual's potential being as possible.
One of the few books that deserves Morihei Ueshiba was ahead of his time in preparing for a crowded, difficult world and his philosophy is extremely refined, non-dogmatic zen buddhism.
One of the few books that deserves the energy required to preserve it in physical form and to be a part of one's belongings. Dec 17, Jeremy rated it it was amazing.
Excellent bookend to the Tao Teh Ching Your greatest opponent is always yourself Oct 26, Patrick Gibson rated it really liked it Shelves: A page a day spiritual affirmations like: Movement and stillness, Solidification and fluidity, Extension and contraction, Unification and division.
Jan 12, Andy rated it really liked it. I want to learn Aikido now. Nov 19, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a daily practitioner of Aikido, having access to the philosophy of the spiritual warrior, in the founder's own words, has been invaluable to me.
I carried the pocket edition with me during my travels in Japan, Thailand, India, and back. It is a great book in understanding how to practice life in the world. Let me know if you need a copy. There is also a copy I have that has all the sayings on a CD that's nice to have around.
I don't remember if the tracks worked for the pages well, but it w As a daily practitioner of Aikido, having access to the philosophy of the spiritual warrior, in the founder's own words, has been invaluable to me.
I don't remember if the tracks worked for the pages well, but it was a good reading to have around on audio. View 2 comments.
The book that changed my life! Oct 09, Emelia rated it it was amazing. Morihei Ueshiba is a Master of Aikido translated as The Art of Peace as well as it's creator and remains the most profound martial arts teacher known. The Art of Peace contains quotations that have been compiled from his collected talks, poems, and calligraphy by his students. The great Masters refrain from writing books, preferring to speak from the moment as they feel it is up to their students to listen carefully and discern what their master is saying and then pass it on.
And so I have r Morihei Ueshiba is a Master of Aikido translated as The Art of Peace as well as it's creator and remains the most profound martial arts teacher known. And so I have read this book, inhaled it's lessons and beauty, and hope to pass it on to the ones who read this review. Morihei, though a master of martial arts, understood that there is war, however continued fighting - with others, ourselves, and fighting the environment instead of striving to maintain a partnership- leads to the destruction of the Earth and ourselves.
Only by looking inward can we achieve enlightenment and true peace, and in this book we are given these keys to harmony and true peace. The path to being a great warrior lies in not fighting and destruction, but creation and tolerance. By following his instructions we see that everything on this planet, trees, stones, water, air, and the people we meet on our journey are our teachers; we need only to silence the tangents of the world and our destructive selves to hear their words.
From our birth til our passing from this world to the next we never stop learning and when we find ourselves short tempered, depressed, angry, or ill-natured it is only because we have strayed from the path of peace and have failed to listen to the words of Nature and the Universe.
In all things their must be a balance. In today's world the balance is askew leaning more towards destruction and violence and we must seek equilibrium from within. I can not stress the importance of this book and I myself will be carrying it with me everywhere I go as a constant guide and reminder of our true purpose here on earth. The path of the greatest warriors are paths of peace, compassion, tolerance, and love. There is an art of war, yes, but the most beautiful art is the art of peace.
It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within. View 1 comment. Lots of wisdom to meditate on in this relatively slim volume of teachings from the Aikido master Morihei Ueshiba.
Although I can't lift a suitcase Morihei Ueshiba's definition of someone strong enough to practice Aikido , I still observe lots to learn from a great teacher. Oct 16, k. I hope to revisit this little book often. I found that the passages toward the end resonated with me the most. That the Path is the responsibility of the individual, the focus on mastering one's own self, and also finding the connection in all things.
Jul 30, Anne Marie added it. Is great even just to open at any page randomly each day and meditate on what you find there. Translation of the material was provided by John Stevens: Morihei Ueshiba. Morihei understood that continued fighting — with others, with ourselves, and with the environment — will ruin the earth….
What we need now are techniques of harmony, not those of contention. The wisdom is essentially timeless because the ideas are a philosophy on life, a way of living in harmony with the universe, not simply a series of techniques to throw an opponent across the room. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. The further you progress the fewer teachings there are.
The Great Path is really No Path. On the other hand, if the intent of not providing the source information was to compel the reader to go on a journey of discovery, then I would say that the aim was successful because I will certainly be reading other books on the philosophy of Morihei Ueshiba. Apr 20, Biniam Biniam rated it it was amazing Shelves: The moral standpoint of martial art of aikido sought the enlightenment of the individual and caring mostly not about politics.
In art of Aikido, the focus is on the cultivation of the mind and behavior patterns consistent with spiritual goals. Moral questions on violence The samurai is handed down to us as a symbol of the Japanese warrior tradition and although he greatly from its weste The Art of Peace is a "spiritual technology", which allowed individual persons to better cope with THEIR life. Moral questions on violence The samurai is handed down to us as a symbol of the Japanese warrior tradition and although he greatly from its western counterpart, the medieval knight, is different than martial art of aikido , so it calls its mention an adventurous Image of daring and courage in us.
Its about the Art of Peace. Which peace is an active quality. Can you see an enemy in the face and remain in peace? Biniam Yibaleh Jun 05, Tanvika rated it it was amazing. Very interesting book on the traits of a warrior to emerge victorious over himself. Martial arts like aikido here is used to create a mind- body balance, movement like water, rain,birds etc very much inspired from the way of Zen.
I think these virtues of calm, fearlessness, endurance, rhythm can be useful in everyday life as well. May 06, Dania rated it it was amazing. Aug 28, Morgan rated it it was amazing.
I don't know really anything about this book or the writer, just saw this in the house and thought it would be a nice quick read, I actually really liked it and thought it was motivational at times. Aug 29, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: Labeling myself as an atheist was primarily politically motivated, an easy way to identify myself as an oppositionist of organized religion. That remains, to this day, a much more accurate descriptor for how I see myself and my place in the world — through a constructive, rather than destructive, lens.
As the world fills up with more things to do, more places to go, more stuff to have, I find myself looking to do less, own less, be less — to get more from less. If my life over the first forty years was about acquiring, the past five have been more about curating what surrounds me so that I might reduce my physical, emotional, and spiritual clutter and create more space for calm, peace, and balance.
I know I will. Oct 30, Edilson Fontenele rated it it was amazing. Those who seek competition are making a grave mistake. To smash, injure or destroy is the worst sin a human being can commit. Mar 14, Geraldo Nogueira rated it really liked it. I confess that I was interested in the book because The Walking Dead. I didn't know about it before. As the name implies, the book tries to teach the reader The Path, everything regarding balance, non-violence, to be grateful for all hard comings we all experience, because it makes you stronger.
It's the sort of book you always come back and get reminded of a positive perspective of life. Dec 06, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: Deep read. I got a lot out of it and many of the principles are similar to Christianity.
Others made me consider how I move forward in my own battlefields. I would love to read more about Morihei Ueshiba's life as it sounds like he lived a full an interesting one.
Aug 14, Bernie Gourley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The edition of The Art of Peace that I read is divided into three parts. Part III is a collection of aphorisms and brief statements outlining the art of peace.
The biographic portion of the book is intriguing, but on a few occasions drifts from biography to hagiography. However, when the biography tells stories of god-like superpowers, it makes it hard to take the man seriously as a martial artist.
The story that comes to mind is one in which Ueshiba voluntarily faced a firing squad and emerged unharmed due to either ninja-like or Hollywood vampire movie style actions.
Ueshiba is clearly a man of faith. He suggests life should be lived on basis of 70 percent faith and 30 percent science. Full disclosure: His teaching is, thus, prosaic and poetic.
It sings to me. Later, I would be honored to interview Rupert on the subject of Art and Consciousness for both Conscious. Out of these exchanges grew my fascination with the expression of Presence thru the Arts: painting, film, ceramic, poetry, fiction, dance. To me, art can be an expression of our divinity which has direct access to the heart.
Second, Rupert's expression has a thoroughness that honors exactitude. In other words, he dissects and approaches everything he discusses with great care not to overlook any detail. The result of this patient thoroughness for me was the discovery of many hidden assumptions still parading around in me as facts. It was the purposeful pace of our mutual exploration that revealed these hidden biases.
Although I had previously examined thought, perception and sensation in depth, it became clear with Rupert, that my work had been, frankly, a bit sloppy. There was much more to examine than first met the eye. As Rupert is fond of quoting, Paul Cezanne, the great French Impressionist painter, put it this way: "The day is coming, when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution. Third, in my experience with teachers, there appears to be two different ways to approach the subject of truth: one from the absolute and one from the relative.
The former approach is necessarily unmoving.
It "stands as awareness" and transmits the unshakeable nature of peace. For instance, the comment that "there is nothing to do" is true in the absolute sense--there is no doer.
But, this truth may not be helpful to the student who still experiences himself as the "separate inside self" set apart from the world.
As Rupert once said to me, "It may be true that there is nothing to do, but, if you believe yourself to be a human being on a journey through time and space, there is, in fact, something to do. It is to examine carefully whether this is true. Without judgement, Rupert listened to my questions, and, then, allowed himself to "stand in my shoes" and look around.
Once he was familiar with the underlying territory that the question arose from, he invited me to explore this perspective and walk with him as we examined the truth hidden in my questions. From here, we inevitably returned to the only place one can: Presence. This is a magnificent process of meeting the student where he believes he is, rather than where he forgetfully stands at every moment.
It is truly liberating. In a sense, Rupert is actually "doing the work" with us.
What is it that experiences experience? Only experience. It experiences or knows itself. This pure experiencing is what we are. It is pervaded by the intimacy of our being. My powerful subconscious attachment and determination to hold onto my separate "inside self" blocked Love itself, which was always present. Francis Lucille once said, "Truth without Love is not Truth at all. Today, I call Rupert one of my dearest friends.
In every moment, he "holds space" when we are together, never judging the occasional residual conditioning that may crop up. Without judgment, the absence of which is the signature of Love, he quietly and patiently "stands as awareness" , the greatest gift any friend could ask for. His new book,Presence, Volumes 1 and 2, is a shining, stunning example of his work. I can not imagine a clearer guide. Get it. This is my very best recommendation.
I have been on a spiritual path of nearly 40 years and never fully understood what the term enlightenment was all about UNTIL I read this book. It is in the seeing of the actual human experience of coloring every experience that we have with an overlay that does not actually exist, that we can begin to see the folly of what the mainstream of human consciousness fails to recognize.
It has taken me nearly 6 months to complete the reading of the three books mentioned above. Not because I am a slow reader, but because it takes some time to fully digest what is written. It will take everything you know to be true and turn it inside out and upside down! It takes time for the mind to understand and accept what is true in our every experience. I HIGHLY recommend reading all three in the order that they were written because each book builds upon the previous one. There were so many ah-ha's that I stopped counting them, only to remain in awe at the brilliance with which Rupert explains Reality from the inside out, and one cannot help but resonate with that which he shares because it is our moment to moment experience.
I have purchased several copies of these books to give away to close friends who might be ready to read them. These books are not to be read for "information" but are meant to transform your life by applying what is written to the way in which you see your own life experience and therefore prove the written words through your own personal experience.
This guy is the real deal.
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And his books capture his offering. I've been lucky enough to briefly hang with some of the country's and world's top teachers of non-duality, including Rupert's own teacher Francis Lucille. Rupert's expression is straight from the gold But it's not. It's actually very simple. So simple and so direct that we are not accustomed to such richness in a single sentence. Thankfully, this is not a quick read. This is living satsang appearing between book covers. I love this guy, and his books. My walk around the block is brighter and lighter because of them.
The Highest Possible Pointing using Words - Mark McGrath Rupert has stated himself that the clarity of the ultimate understanding may be difficult if it is stated in cultural terms that are unfamiliar.
In Presence Vol 1, Rupert has created an entire new vocabulary for communicating the ineffable, that leads the reader into dissolution of separation. Importantly this is done by encouraging the reader to investigate experiencing itself. Rupert makes it impossible to escape the fact of experiencing; ie. Rupert introduces a new term for what has been conventionally called the 'ego. In experiencing there is only the intimacy of presence knowing itself.
This book represents the pinnacle of clarity building on the confluence of authentic 'Self-Realized' teachers in Jean Klein, Atmananda Krishna Menon, and Francis Lucille, with Rupert's writing in this case being an out-pouring from the timeless.
I found I could only read about a page at a time, at which time I would put the book down to rest as timeless presence. In this resting the garment of the 'inside separate self' would also be revealed, allowing me to let go of this aspect of limitation that had been illuminated. If you are a Truth Lover, this book is an opportunity to deconstruct the final residues of the ways you create separation, limitation and location.
The Art of Peace
For the first time ever, I'm going to post an update to a review in front of the review itself. I'm doing this, so that the message I'm putting forth regarding the unique opportunity these books provide will ring absolutely clear.
I'm going to run out of superlatives in regard to Rupert Spira's new Presence book set, so let me start right away: Brilliant!
In all candor, I am in awe. The clarity here jumps off the page and into the reader. The first volume Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness has an opening section that is just over 30 pages long.
It is worth the price of admission, all by itself. Since the truth can never be told, but only pointed to, Rupert then goes on to share his marvelous "translation", so to speak, of the most direct path to this singular-yet-shared True Nature. It is wonderful to have a meticulous artist at the wheel here.
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One is the gift of Grace, the other more like an acquired skill. Journey to the Heart of Aikido. I HIGHLY recommend reading all three in the order that they were written because each book builds upon the previous one. Nassim Nicholas Taleb.