An extraordinary tactician and samurai (Japanese swordsman) had a late-life crisis and retired into monkhood. Over time, he allowed a scribe to record advice from his experience. Though meant to be extremely-selectively passed-on, it ultimately found itself in the hands of enough people to survive to today. It is a book on the martial use of the sword, the way of swords, the way of personal and mass martial strategy, and The Way.
I haven't read broadly and deeply enough, and I doubt anyone has, to truly judge this work in the context of what humanity has to offer (what has survived, that is), but I feel comfortable saying this is one of the Great works. I should say I highly recommend it, but I fear most people wouldn't even begin to comprehend it even in any vague sense. This is not a beginner's book, whatever "beginner" means with this book in that context. At the very least, this ought to be read by people who are deeply passionate about philosophy (of the armchair variety).
My edition of this book has an unfortunately-shiny fabric hardcover, with glossy full-colour pages with photographs which give it an impression of high quality. It even has an integrated ribbon bookmark. When reading it at length, I get the impression that the pages will eventually pull out. I hope this is not true.
- Translated by David K. Groff
- 五輪書 (Go Rin No Sho) in Japanese.
- Miyamoto Musashi
- 2012-05-01 (third edition)
- ISBN-10 178028120X
This is a broad topic.
Any portable computer can be used to play at least some games.
My variation on Dousing. The main idea is to slow down the action in order to better perceive and learn.
Slower, shower-dousing for body awareness, relaxation and alleviating fear of the cold.
This method of dousing is somehow easy and natural for me. Fear and tension become easier to analyse and adapt to. Relaxation in both posture and breathing becomes simple.
TODO (2004-11-08) - This should be revisited from the perspective of a pure-cold shower from beginning to end. Too bad I didn't really take any notes when I was doing that. Bleh.
What sorts of things, and in what amounts, should one look for in a multivitamin?
This is several topics merged together into one project (which is presently dead).
To turn existing words or phrases into internal links.
Instead of words being separated by a space, their first letter is capitalized and they are SmashedTogether.
Known as CamelNotation in Programming.