Art of Peace, The

Genre: Religion

Art of Peace, TheTeachings of the Founder of Aikido

Performed by:
Brian Nishii

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the 'Art of Peace', which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life - in personal relationships, as we interact with society, and at work and in business. This edition is a much-expanded version of the original miniature edition that appeared in the Shambhala Pocket Classics series. It features a wealth of new material, including a biography of Ueshiba; an essay by John Stevens that presents Ueshiba's views on 'The Art of War versus the Art of Peace'; newly translated doka, didactic 'Poems of the Way'; and Ueshiba's own calligraphies.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 2 hours
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Author
Morihei Ueshiba
Narrator
Brian Nishii

Biography:
Brian Nishii is a bicultural, bilingual actor from Tokyo. He has performed with numerous theatre and dance companies in New York City for twenty years, along with film and television productions. As an Earphones Award winner, he has worked on many audiobook titles such as the works of Mishima, Kawabata, Eisler, and others.

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