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Old 08-27-2008, 07:41 AM   #13
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Re: aikido and samurie

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Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
If one wishes to understand the Japanese businessman's mind, it'd be better to brush up on one's Confucius than to research the samurai.
Well Confucius wasn't exactly a minor influence on the Samurai. Study of the Chinese classics was the basis of any Samurai's education.
Thomas Cleary's "Training the Samurai mind" is a good book to read if you're interested in how much Confucianism influenced the Samurai.
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