Teachings on fearlessness, compassion, and love of nature by the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido--now part of the Shambhala Pocket Library. These inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art known as aikido, The Art of Peace offers a nonviolent way to victory and a convincing counterpoint to such classics as Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu's Art of War.
About the Author
MORIHEI UESHIBA (1883-1969), the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, is renowned as one of the greatest martial artists of all time. After years as a master of many martial arts, a soldier, and a spiritual seeker, he developed aikido as a way to cultivate peace and harmony in the world. JOHN STEVENS is a professor of Buddhist Studies and an aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over thirty books on Buddhism, Zen, aikido, and Asian culture.