Go rin no sho 五輪書 eBook Û no sho PDF/EPUB

Go rin no sho 五輪書 eBook Û no sho PDF/EPUB

Go rin no sho 五輪書 [KINDLE] ❆ Go rin no sho 五輪書 By Miyamoto Musashi – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Book of Five Rings Go Rin No Sho is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645 It is considered a classic treatise on military st no sho PDF/EPUB À The Book of Five Rings Go Rin No Sho is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general written by the samurai warrior Miyamoto Musashi circa It is considered a classic treatise on military strategy much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra There have been various translations made over the years Go rin Epub / and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists for instance some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work The modern day Hyoho Niten Ichi ryu employs it as a manual of techniue and philosophy Musashi establishes a no nonsense theme throughout the text For rin no sho Kindle × instance he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all techniue is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the book are important for combat on any scale whether a one on one duel or a massive battle Descriptions of principles are often followed by admonitions to investigate this thoroughly through practice rather than try to learn by merely reading Excerpted from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.


10 thoughts on “Go rin no sho 五輪書

  1. Adil Adil says:

    I read a translation by Ashikaga Yoshiharu and Rosemary Brant This book puzzled me in that at first glance I seem to have learned nothing else from it than how to hold a sword and attack and enemy and obvious things like never let your enemy have a chance to recover I'm definitely missing something either due to the translation or my inability to read between the lines I guess I'm supposed to reflect on it and come back to it until I get it if there's any wisdom in here The book is full of lines such as research this well study this thoroughly I cannot elaborate on this in writing and I'm not sure how these are supposed to evoke any insight in me into anything Further the topics are elaborated on very little in this book I have a suspicion that all those people who rated this book highly have filled in the gap with their imagination The edition I read presents the book as the cornerstone of Japanese Culture and I have absolutely no idea how this book played any significant role in Japanese culture; it baffles me But I guess as the book says these things are not explainable in detail I can say one positive thing about my experience reading the book It left me using sword battle as an analogy for human relations and that might be useful somehow


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    五輪書 Choyaku Gorin no Dho A Book of Five Rings The Classic Guide to Strategy Miyamoto MusashiThe Book of Five Rings is a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645 The five books refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle just as there are different physical elements in life as described by Buddhism Shinto and other Eastern religions The five books below are Musashi's descriptions of the exact methods or techniues which are described by such elementsThe Book of Earth chapter serves as an introduction and metaphorically discusses martial arts leadership and training as building a houseThe Book of Water chapter describes Musashi's style Ni ten ichi ryu or Two Heavens One Style It describes some basic techniue and fundamental principlesThe Book of Fire chapter refers to the heat of battle and discusses matters such as different types of timingThe Book of Wind chapter is something of a pun since the Japanese character can mean both wind and style eg of martial arts It discusses what Musashi considers to be the failings of various contemporary schools of sword fightingThe Book of the Void chapter is a short epilogue describing in esoteric terms Musashi's probably Zen influenced thoughts on consciousness and the correct mindsetعنوانها ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌ ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌؛ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ کتاب پنج حلقه کتابی کهن برای مدیریت بر خود و دیگران؛ کتاب پنج حلقه؛ کتاب پنج حلقه طریقت جنگاوری سامورایی‌ها؛ نویسنده م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ تاریخ خوانش روز هشتم ماه آوریل سال 2007 میلادیعنوان ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌ ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌؛ نویسنده م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ ت‍رج‍م‍ه‌ ک‍ام‍ران‌ پ‍روان‍ه‌؛ رش‍ت‌ ت‍ال‍ش‌، 1375؛ در 160ص؛ شابک 9649146814؛ ع‍ن‍وان‌ روی‌ ج‍ل‍د ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ موضوع فنون قدیمی جنگ و شمشیربازی از نویسندگان ژاپنی؛ سده 17معنوان م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ ن‍وی‍س‍ن‍ده‌ م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ م‍ت‍رج‍م‌ ک‍ام‍ران‌ پ‍روان‍ه‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ اردی‍ب‍ه‍ش‍ت‌‏‫، 1385؛ در 160ص؛ شابک 9641127658؛ چاپ دیگر 1397؛ شابک 9789641713609؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه کتابی کهن برای مدیریت بر خود و دیگران؛ نویسنده میاموتو موساشی؛ ترجمه از ژاپنی قدرت‌ الله ذاکری؛ ‏‫‏تهران‬‏‫‏ مثلث‬‏‫‏، 1387؛ در 116ص؛ شابک 9789648496475؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه؛ نوشته موساشی میاموتو؛ ترجمه انگلیسی ویکتور هاریس؛ برگردان و تالیف به فارسی مسعود حایری؛ تهران؛ شب‌قره‏‫٬ 1393؛ در 100ص؛ مصور؛ شابک 9786006670690؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه طریقت جنگاوری سامورایی‌ها؛ نویسنده میاموتو موساشی؛ ترجمه به انگلیسی ویکتور هریس؛ ترجمه فارسی حسین میرشکرایی؛ تهران، نشر ورا‏‫، 1396؛ در 152ص؛ شابک 9786009823154؛میاموتو موساشی زادهٔ سال 1584میلادی درگذشتهٔ روز سیزدهم ماه ژوئن سال 1645میلادی که با نام‌های شینمِن تاکِزو، میاموتو بنوسوکه و نیتن دوراکو نام بودایی‌ ایشان نیز شناخته می‌شود، رونین و سامورایی افسانه‌ ای ژاپنی بودند؛ ایشان به خاطر مهارتش در شمشیرزنی و نیز پیروزی‌های چشمگیرش در نبردهای دونفره با شمشیر، شناخته شده‌ هستند؛ ایشان نخستین مبارزه‌ ی خویش را در سن سیزده سالگی انجام دادند، و پیروز شدند؛ موساشی بنیان‌گذار سبک شمشیرزنی «نیتن‌ریو هیوهو نیتن ایچی‌ریو» و نیز ؛میاموتو موساشی، رونین و سامورایی افسانه ای ژاپن بودند؛ ایشان رهبر نظامی موثر، با استراتژیهای بزرگ بودند؛ هنرهای ایشان از جمله نقاشی، مجسمه سازی، و خطاطی، در تاریخ ژاپن بیمانند است؛ به دلیل مهارتی که در شمشیرزنی داشتند، در ژاپن از ایشان به عنوان قدیس شمشیر یاد میکنند؛ کتاب پنج حلقه ایشان، که در باب طریقت جنگ آوری ساموراییهاست، هنوز هم در کشورهای گوناگون تدریس میشود؛ موساشی به طبقه سامورایی تعلق داشت؛ خوانشگر میتواند ریشه ها و مبادی طبقه ی سامورایی را، در کوندی پهلوانان برومند بیابد، که عمدتا در بردارنده ی پیاده نظام نیزده دار بوده است؛ و به واسطه ی شکلگیری سلسله مراتب نظامی، با گردآوردن افسران تمام وقت؛ که از میان پسران جوان خانواده های بالادست، برگزیده میشدند، پدیدار گردید؛ این افسران بر اسب مینشستند، زره بر تن داشتند، و با کمان و شمشیر میجنگیدند؛ در سال 782پس از میلاد؛ امپراطور کامو به ساختن کیوتو برخاستند و در آن شهر، تالاری برای تمرین نظامی با نام «بوتوکودن» بنیاد نهادند، که تا به امروز باقی است؛ «بوتوکودن» به معنای «تالار فضیلتهای نبرد» است؛ سالیانی اندک پس از آنکه امپراطور در کالبد نیروی نظامی خویش جان بردمید، مردمان تندخوی «آنو»، که ساکنان بومی ژاپن بودند، و در حفظ سکونتگاه بکر خویش کامیاب بودند، تا جزایر شمالی «هوکایدو» باز پس رانده شدند؛ و؛ ا شربیانی


  3. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    This is one of those books I've been meaning to read for years There's a lot that could be said here than can be included in a review How can one review a book that has stood the test of 5 centuries? I think there is much of value here I think there is much that can be learned and then misapplied by those not wise enough to understand application as well as processThe book assumes that the one reading will have already spent much time in learning and study and plans to move on with the learning The book's 5 rings can in many ways be looked at as headings or reminders These are in many ways outlines of much larger subjects 1000 days of practice euals 10000 days or instructionThere are subjects and views that on the surface seem to to be contradictory Musashi speaks of venerating the gods and the Buddhas he then speaks of total self reliance especially not appealing to or depending on the gods or Buddhas The most commonly used phrase in translation is this should be investigated thoroughlyAn interesting book that does not claim to supply truth but to help in your finding what is the truth Musashi would probably add for youA book to think about and approach with consideration and hopefully wisdom


  4. Florencia Florencia says:

    I do not know how I got here I did not even know I had this book But I am glad I read itThis book was written by Miyamoto Musashi a Japanese swordsman that had his first duel when he was 13 years old It is divided into five “rings” earth water fire wind void that describe strategies and principles of martial arts with a touch of philosophy that kept me interested Among all the tactics that can be used he shared his insightful thoughts on several matters Martial arts are not just about techniue There are some principles to follow; there is a clarity of mind to be reached You have to be able to find a balance between a world of war and a world of peaceThe last ring the Book of Void what a way to finish a book OutstandingNov 17 13 Also on my blog


  5. Greg Greg says:

    I first read Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings many years ago while I was a PhD candidate in California I was intrigued by how his nine principles seemd to apply to life in general and leaders in particular in addition to his intended audience of swordsmen While it is not as in depth as Sun Tzu's The Art of War he certainly added to my understanding His nine principles from the translation I prefer are as follows1 Do not think dishonestly2 The Way is in training3 Become acuainted with every art4 Know the Ways of all professions 5 Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters6 Develop intuitive judgment and understanding of everything7 Perceive those things which cannot be seen8 Pay attention even to trifles9 Do nothing which is of no useAs a set of core principles these are not a bad way to lead one's life


  6. Bradley Bradley says:

    I can't believe I never read this before now but damn HAVING read it now I also appreciate it Huh? Am I learning the way of the blade wanting to defeat my foes from first principles and needing someone from many hundreds of years ago to tell me to EXPLORE THE PRACTICE DEEPLY? Yes? Practice it a LOT? No I'm not picking up a blade and I'm not reading this from the PoV of some modern businessman wanting to get one up on my competition but I sure as hell got a LOT out of thisYou can say that it can be distilled down into a version of Buddhism or you can say the essence is Fire Wind Water and Stone plus The Emptiness But saying so doesn't explain a damn thing nor does it teach anyone what is really beneath the words in this very clear textIt does however lend itself WONDERFULLY to metaphor Analogy I mean of COURSE you're supposed to aim for the face It always makes them flinch Of course you're supposed to dominate the battlefield with your own timing never losing momentum and always face your opponents with couragePay attention to everything Use everythingBut above all heed the path of the Emptiness Stop assuming shit Learn your lessons well always be honest with yourself and never stop facing absolutely everything I think I'm going to buy this in a very nice edition and place it within my reach everywhere I go It's that good After all minds ARE blades


  7. John Scott John Scott says:

    The Original Bad Ass MoFo in a Zen kinda wayStrategyTacticsBad AssednessViolenceYES


  8. Jokoloyo Jokoloyo says:

    I have different expectation when l looked at the cover book There was a modern day white collar person mimicking ancient Japanese samurai pose So I have expectation there was some modern interpretation in business management based on Miyamoto Musashi's teachingsThen I found the book's content was basically translations of ancient text without much interpretations into modern management style That's why I rated it only 3 star The philosophy value itself beyond my own judgment


  9. Kristi Kristi says:

    Despite Musashi's many admonitions to investigate this thoroughly I fear that I have not done so enough to truly understand or appreciate the profundity of The Book of Five Rings; however it was interesting to read this work about swordsmanship and strategy and to think about the ways that it has been applied to business and perhaps other aspects of Japanese life I'm not going to deny the fact that it was hard to see beyond the direct references to sword fighting and martial arts at times fundamentally that's what this book is about although defeating one's opponent is a profoundly psychological and spiritual task as well for Musashi But particularly in The Fire Chapter where he begins to delve into the art of defeating many foes the application to the market was much easier to divine The emphasis on initiative and rhythm and true observation are all very pertinent to many aspects of competition and negotiation Still I have a feeling I would need to read this book carefully a few times in order to really grasp it In that sense it's different from Bushido The Soul of Japan which is much easier to see as a guide to one's way of life Bushido The Soul of Japan was also written in English which may aid its portability It was harder for me to jump from the literal battle strategy elements of The Book of Five Rings to larger themesI'd recommend this to people interested in martial arts the Japanese way Japanese history traditional ideas of Japanese culture and maybe business strategy But those interested in the latter are going to have to wade through a lot of tall about stances and swords before you get your kernels of wisdomThis book was read for a session of the Nitobe Kokusai Juku


  10. Ali Reda Ali Reda says:

    Swordsman Miyamoto Mausashi had written The Book of the Five Rings with a practical approach to swordsmanship on how to use the sword where to stand and use the sun or shadows For him the point of battle was not showmanship it was winning That's why he never lost a duel THE GROUND BOOKIt is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of the pen and sword and he should have a taste for both Ways The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of deathIn short the Way of my school is the spirit of winning whatever the weapon and whatever its size This is the practical result of strategy This is the Way for men who want to learn my strategy1Do not think dishonestly2The Way is in training3Become acuainted with every art4Know the Ways of professions5Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters6Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything7Perceive those things which cannot be seen8Pay attention even to trifles9Do nothing which is of no use THE WATER BOOKWith water as the basis the spirit becomes like water Water adopts the shape of its receptacle it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea Water has a clear blue color Be neither insufficiently spirited nor over spirited An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak Do not let the enemy see your spiritYou should not have a favorite weapon To become over familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well You should not copy others but use weapons which you can handily properlyLook at things from a high point of view The commander must know natural rules and the rules of the country and the rules of houses He should take into account the abilities and limitations of his men circulating among them and asking nothing unreasonable He should know their morale and spirit and encourage them when necessary You must cultivate your wisdom and spirit Polish your wisdom learn public justice distinguish between good and evil study the Ways of different arts one by one so that you can understand the enemy's stratagems his strength and resources and come to appreciate how to apply strategy to beat ten thousand enemies When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realized the wisdom of strategy It is difficult to know yourself if you do not know othersTHE FIRE BOOKIf you are thoroughly conversant with strategy you will recognize the enemy's intentions and thus have many opportunities to win See through the enemy's spirit so that you grasp his strategy and perceive his uality and his strong and weak points to defeat him This is because if you attack uickly and thoughtlessly without knowing the enemy's spirit your rhythm will become deranged and you will not be able to win If you advance too slowly you will not be able to take advantage of the enemy's disorder the opportunity to win will escape and you will not be able to finish the fight uicklyThe important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions It is bad to be led about by the enemy You must always be able to lead the enemy about and make him obey your spirit Attack in an unsuspecting manner knowing his meter and modulation and the appropriate timing Knowing the times means seeing right into things You must force the enemy into inconvenient situations Attack where his spirit is lax throw him into confusion irritate and terrify himTHE WIND BOOKPerception and sight are the two methods of seeing Perception consists of concentrating strongly on the enemy's spirit observing the condition of the battlefield fixing the gaze strongly seeing the progress of the fight and the changes of advantages This is the sure way to winTHE EMPTINESS BOOKBy Emptiness I mean that which has no beginning and no end Attaining this principle means not attaining the principle The Way of strategy is the Way of nature When you appreciate the power of nature knowing the rhythm of any situation you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally All this is the Way of the Emptiness There is no timing in the EmptinessThere is timing in the whole life of the warrior in his thriving and declining in his harmony and discord You win battles with the timing in the Emptiness born of the timing of cunning by knowing the enemies' timing and thus using a timing which the enemy does not expect We shout during the fight to get into rhythmWhen the enemy attacks and you also decide to attack hit with your body and hit with your spirit and hit from the Emptiness with your hands accelerating strongly This is the No Design No Conception cut This is the most important method of hittingIn the Way of strategy as a warrior you must study fully other martial arts and not deviate even a little from the Way of the warrior With your spirit settled accumulate practice day by day hour by hour Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight When your spirit is not in the least clouded and your self is free when the clouds of bewilderment clear away there is the true Emptiness


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10 thoughts on “Go rin no sho 五輪書

  1. Adil Adil says:

    I read a translation by Ashikaga Yoshiharu and Rosemary Brant This book puzzled me in that at first glance I seem to have learned nothing else from it than how to hold a sword and attack and enemy and obvious things like never let your enemy have a chance to recover I'm definitely missing something either due to the translation or my inability to read between the lines I guess I'm supposed to reflect on it and come back to it until I get it if there's any wisdom in here The book is full of lines such as research this well study this thoroughly I cannot elaborate on this in writing and I'm not sure how these are supposed to evoke any insight in me into anything Further the topics are elaborated on very little in this book I have a suspicion that all those people who rated this book highly have filled in the gap with their imagination The edition I read presents the book as the cornerstone of Japanese Culture and I have absolutely no idea how this book played any significant role in Japanese culture; it baffles me But I guess as the book says these things are not explainable in detail I can say one positive thing about my experience reading the book It left me using sword battle as an analogy for human relations and that might be useful somehow

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    五輪書 Choyaku Gorin no Dho A Book of Five Rings The Classic Guide to Strategy Miyamoto MusashiThe Book of Five Rings is a text on Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645 The five books refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle just as there are different physical elements in life as described by Buddhism Shinto and other Eastern religions The five books below are Musashi's descriptions of the exact methods or techniues which are described by such elementsThe Book of Earth chapter serves as an introduction and metaphorically discusses martial arts leadership and training as building a houseThe Book of Water chapter describes Musashi's style Ni ten ichi ryu or Two Heavens One Style It describes some basic techniue and fundamental principlesThe Book of Fire chapter refers to the heat of battle and discusses matters such as different types of timingThe Book of Wind chapter is something of a pun since the Japanese character can mean both wind and style eg of martial arts It discusses what Musashi considers to be the failings of various contemporary schools of sword fightingThe Book of the Void chapter is a short epilogue describing in esoteric terms Musashi's probably Zen influenced thoughts on consciousness and the correct mindsetعنوانها ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌ ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌؛ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ کتاب پنج حلقه کتابی کهن برای مدیریت بر خود و دیگران؛ کتاب پنج حلقه؛ کتاب پنج حلقه طریقت جنگاوری سامورایی‌ها؛ نویسنده م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ تاریخ خوانش روز هشتم ماه آوریل سال 2007 میلادیعنوان ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌ ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌؛ نویسنده م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ ت‍رج‍م‍ه‌ ک‍ام‍ران‌ پ‍روان‍ه‌؛ رش‍ت‌ ت‍ال‍ش‌، 1375؛ در 160ص؛ شابک 9649146814؛ ع‍ن‍وان‌ روی‌ ج‍ل‍د ه‍ن‍ر واق‍ع‍ی‌ م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ موضوع فنون قدیمی جنگ و شمشیربازی از نویسندگان ژاپنی؛ سده 17معنوان م‍دی‍ری‍ت‌ ژاپ‍ن‍ی‌ ک‍ت‍اب‌ پ‍ن‍ج‌ ح‍ل‍ق‍ه‌ ق‍درت‌؛ ن‍وی‍س‍ن‍ده‌ م‍ی‍ام‍وت‍و م‍وس‍اش‍ی‌؛ م‍ت‍رج‍م‌ ک‍ام‍ران‌ پ‍روان‍ه‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ اردی‍ب‍ه‍ش‍ت‌‏‫، 1385؛ در 160ص؛ شابک 9641127658؛ چاپ دیگر 1397؛ شابک 9789641713609؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه کتابی کهن برای مدیریت بر خود و دیگران؛ نویسنده میاموتو موساشی؛ ترجمه از ژاپنی قدرت‌ الله ذاکری؛ ‏‫‏تهران‬‏‫‏ مثلث‬‏‫‏، 1387؛ در 116ص؛ شابک 9789648496475؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه؛ نوشته موساشی میاموتو؛ ترجمه انگلیسی ویکتور هاریس؛ برگردان و تالیف به فارسی مسعود حایری؛ تهران؛ شب‌قره‏‫٬ 1393؛ در 100ص؛ مصور؛ شابک 9786006670690؛عنوان کتاب پنج حلقه طریقت جنگاوری سامورایی‌ها؛ نویسنده میاموتو موساشی؛ ترجمه به انگلیسی ویکتور هریس؛ ترجمه فارسی حسین میرشکرایی؛ تهران، نشر ورا‏‫، 1396؛ در 152ص؛ شابک 9786009823154؛میاموتو موساشی زادهٔ سال 1584میلادی درگذشتهٔ روز سیزدهم ماه ژوئن سال 1645میلادی که با نام‌های شینمِن تاکِزو، میاموتو بنوسوکه و نیتن دوراکو نام بودایی‌ ایشان نیز شناخته می‌شود، رونین و سامورایی افسانه‌ ای ژاپنی بودند؛ ایشان به خاطر مهارتش در شمشیرزنی و نیز پیروزی‌های چشمگیرش در نبردهای دونفره با شمشیر، شناخته شده‌ هستند؛ ایشان نخستین مبارزه‌ ی خویش را در سن سیزده سالگی انجام دادند، و پیروز شدند؛ موساشی بنیان‌گذار سبک شمشیرزنی «نیتن‌ریو هیوهو نیتن ایچی‌ریو» و نیز ؛میاموتو موساشی، رونین و سامورایی افسانه ای ژاپن بودند؛ ایشان رهبر نظامی موثر، با استراتژیهای بزرگ بودند؛ هنرهای ایشان از جمله نقاشی، مجسمه سازی، و خطاطی، در تاریخ ژاپن بیمانند است؛ به دلیل مهارتی که در شمشیرزنی داشتند، در ژاپن از ایشان به عنوان قدیس شمشیر یاد میکنند؛ کتاب پنج حلقه ایشان، که در باب طریقت جنگ آوری ساموراییهاست، هنوز هم در کشورهای گوناگون تدریس میشود؛ موساشی به طبقه سامورایی تعلق داشت؛ خوانشگر میتواند ریشه ها و مبادی طبقه ی سامورایی را، در کوندی پهلوانان برومند بیابد، که عمدتا در بردارنده ی پیاده نظام نیزده دار بوده است؛ و به واسطه ی شکلگیری سلسله مراتب نظامی، با گردآوردن افسران تمام وقت؛ که از میان پسران جوان خانواده های بالادست، برگزیده میشدند، پدیدار گردید؛ این افسران بر اسب مینشستند، زره بر تن داشتند، و با کمان و شمشیر میجنگیدند؛ در سال 782پس از میلاد؛ امپراطور کامو به ساختن کیوتو برخاستند و در آن شهر، تالاری برای تمرین نظامی با نام «بوتوکودن» بنیاد نهادند، که تا به امروز باقی است؛ «بوتوکودن» به معنای «تالار فضیلتهای نبرد» است؛ سالیانی اندک پس از آنکه امپراطور در کالبد نیروی نظامی خویش جان بردمید، مردمان تندخوی «آنو»، که ساکنان بومی ژاپن بودند، و در حفظ سکونتگاه بکر خویش کامیاب بودند، تا جزایر شمالی «هوکایدو» باز پس رانده شدند؛ و؛ ا شربیانی

  3. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    This is one of those books I've been meaning to read for years There's a lot that could be said here than can be included in a review How can one review a book that has stood the test of 5 centuries? I think there is much of value here I think there is much that can be learned and then misapplied by those not wise enough to understand application as well as processThe book assumes that the one reading will have already spent much time in learning and study and plans to move on with the learning The book's 5 rings can in many ways be looked at as headings or reminders These are in many ways outlines of much larger subjects 1000 days of practice euals 10000 days or instructionThere are subjects and views that on the surface seem to to be contradictory Musashi speaks of venerating the gods and the Buddhas he then speaks of total self reliance especially not appealing to or depending on the gods or Buddhas The most commonly used phrase in translation is this should be investigated thoroughlyAn interesting book that does not claim to supply truth but to help in your finding what is the truth Musashi would probably add for youA book to think about and approach with consideration and hopefully wisdom

  4. Florencia Florencia says:

    I do not know how I got here I did not even know I had this book But I am glad I read itThis book was written by Miyamoto Musashi a Japanese swordsman that had his first duel when he was 13 years old It is divided into five “rings” earth water fire wind void that describe strategies and principles of martial arts with a touch of philosophy that kept me interested Among all the tactics that can be used he shared his insightful thoughts on several matters Martial arts are not just about techniue There are some principles to follow; there is a clarity of mind to be reached You have to be able to find a balance between a world of war and a world of peaceThe last ring the Book of Void what a way to finish a book OutstandingNov 17 13 Also on my blog

  5. Greg Greg says:

    I first read Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings many years ago while I was a PhD candidate in California I was intrigued by how his nine principles seemd to apply to life in general and leaders in particular in addition to his intended audience of swordsmen While it is not as in depth as Sun Tzu's The Art of War he certainly added to my understanding His nine principles from the translation I prefer are as follows1 Do not think dishonestly2 The Way is in training3 Become acuainted with every art4 Know the Ways of all professions 5 Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters6 Develop intuitive judgment and understanding of everything7 Perceive those things which cannot be seen8 Pay attention even to trifles9 Do nothing which is of no useAs a set of core principles these are not a bad way to lead one's life

  6. Bradley Bradley says:

    I can't believe I never read this before now but damn HAVING read it now I also appreciate it Huh? Am I learning the way of the blade wanting to defeat my foes from first principles and needing someone from many hundreds of years ago to tell me to EXPLORE THE PRACTICE DEEPLY? Yes? Practice it a LOT? No I'm not picking up a blade and I'm not reading this from the PoV of some modern businessman wanting to get one up on my competition but I sure as hell got a LOT out of thisYou can say that it can be distilled down into a version of Buddhism or you can say the essence is Fire Wind Water and Stone plus The Emptiness But saying so doesn't explain a damn thing nor does it teach anyone what is really beneath the words in this very clear textIt does however lend itself WONDERFULLY to metaphor Analogy I mean of COURSE you're supposed to aim for the face It always makes them flinch Of course you're supposed to dominate the battlefield with your own timing never losing momentum and always face your opponents with couragePay attention to everything Use everythingBut above all heed the path of the Emptiness Stop assuming shit Learn your lessons well always be honest with yourself and never stop facing absolutely everything I think I'm going to buy this in a very nice edition and place it within my reach everywhere I go It's that good After all minds ARE blades

  7. John Scott John Scott says:

    The Original Bad Ass MoFo in a Zen kinda wayStrategyTacticsBad AssednessViolenceYES

  8. Jokoloyo Jokoloyo says:

    I have different expectation when l looked at the cover book There was a modern day white collar person mimicking ancient Japanese samurai pose So I have expectation there was some modern interpretation in business management based on Miyamoto Musashi's teachingsThen I found the book's content was basically translations of ancient text without much interpretations into modern management style That's why I rated it only 3 star The philosophy value itself beyond my own judgment

  9. Kristi Kristi says:

    Despite Musashi's many admonitions to investigate this thoroughly I fear that I have not done so enough to truly understand or appreciate the profundity of The Book of Five Rings; however it was interesting to read this work about swordsmanship and strategy and to think about the ways that it has been applied to business and perhaps other aspects of Japanese life I'm not going to deny the fact that it was hard to see beyond the direct references to sword fighting and martial arts at times fundamentally that's what this book is about although defeating one's opponent is a profoundly psychological and spiritual task as well for Musashi But particularly in The Fire Chapter where he begins to delve into the art of defeating many foes the application to the market was much easier to divine The emphasis on initiative and rhythm and true observation are all very pertinent to many aspects of competition and negotiation Still I have a feeling I would need to read this book carefully a few times in order to really grasp it In that sense it's different from Bushido The Soul of Japan which is much easier to see as a guide to one's way of life Bushido The Soul of Japan was also written in English which may aid its portability It was harder for me to jump from the literal battle strategy elements of The Book of Five Rings to larger themesI'd recommend this to people interested in martial arts the Japanese way Japanese history traditional ideas of Japanese culture and maybe business strategy But those interested in the latter are going to have to wade through a lot of tall about stances and swords before you get your kernels of wisdomThis book was read for a session of the Nitobe Kokusai Juku

  10. Ali Reda Ali Reda says:

    Swordsman Miyamoto Mausashi had written The Book of the Five Rings with a practical approach to swordsmanship on how to use the sword where to stand and use the sun or shadows For him the point of battle was not showmanship it was winning That's why he never lost a duel THE GROUND BOOKIt is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of the pen and sword and he should have a taste for both Ways The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of deathIn short the Way of my school is the spirit of winning whatever the weapon and whatever its size This is the practical result of strategy This is the Way for men who want to learn my strategy1Do not think dishonestly2The Way is in training3Become acuainted with every art4Know the Ways of professions5Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters6Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything7Perceive those things which cannot be seen8Pay attention even to trifles9Do nothing which is of no use THE WATER BOOKWith water as the basis the spirit becomes like water Water adopts the shape of its receptacle it is sometimes a trickle and sometimes a wild sea Water has a clear blue color Be neither insufficiently spirited nor over spirited An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak Do not let the enemy see your spiritYou should not have a favorite weapon To become over familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well You should not copy others but use weapons which you can handily properlyLook at things from a high point of view The commander must know natural rules and the rules of the country and the rules of houses He should take into account the abilities and limitations of his men circulating among them and asking nothing unreasonable He should know their morale and spirit and encourage them when necessary You must cultivate your wisdom and spirit Polish your wisdom learn public justice distinguish between good and evil study the Ways of different arts one by one so that you can understand the enemy's stratagems his strength and resources and come to appreciate how to apply strategy to beat ten thousand enemies When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realized the wisdom of strategy It is difficult to know yourself if you do not know othersTHE FIRE BOOKIf you are thoroughly conversant with strategy you will recognize the enemy's intentions and thus have many opportunities to win See through the enemy's spirit so that you grasp his strategy and perceive his uality and his strong and weak points to defeat him This is because if you attack uickly and thoughtlessly without knowing the enemy's spirit your rhythm will become deranged and you will not be able to win If you advance too slowly you will not be able to take advantage of the enemy's disorder the opportunity to win will escape and you will not be able to finish the fight uicklyThe important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions It is bad to be led about by the enemy You must always be able to lead the enemy about and make him obey your spirit Attack in an unsuspecting manner knowing his meter and modulation and the appropriate timing Knowing the times means seeing right into things You must force the enemy into inconvenient situations Attack where his spirit is lax throw him into confusion irritate and terrify himTHE WIND BOOKPerception and sight are the two methods of seeing Perception consists of concentrating strongly on the enemy's spirit observing the condition of the battlefield fixing the gaze strongly seeing the progress of the fight and the changes of advantages This is the sure way to winTHE EMPTINESS BOOKBy Emptiness I mean that which has no beginning and no end Attaining this principle means not attaining the principle The Way of strategy is the Way of nature When you appreciate the power of nature knowing the rhythm of any situation you will be able to hit the enemy naturally and strike naturally All this is the Way of the Emptiness There is no timing in the EmptinessThere is timing in the whole life of the warrior in his thriving and declining in his harmony and discord You win battles with the timing in the Emptiness born of the timing of cunning by knowing the enemies' timing and thus using a timing which the enemy does not expect We shout during the fight to get into rhythmWhen the enemy attacks and you also decide to attack hit with your body and hit with your spirit and hit from the Emptiness with your hands accelerating strongly This is the No Design No Conception cut This is the most important method of hittingIn the Way of strategy as a warrior you must study fully other martial arts and not deviate even a little from the Way of the warrior With your spirit settled accumulate practice day by day hour by hour Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight When your spirit is not in the least clouded and your self is free when the clouds of bewilderment clear away there is the true Emptiness

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