The Religion of the Samurai
A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan
By Kaiten Nukariya
Kaiten Nukariya's 1913 Religion of the Samurai focuses on Northern (Mahayana) Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism in particular. This short book contains a wealth of detail, as well as very lucid explanations of seemingly elusive Zen Buddhist concepts. It includes a text on the 'Origin of Man' by Kwei Fung Tsung Mih, a notable Chinese scholar who was the seventh Patriarch of the Kegon sect.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Originally scanned in 2000, this was reformatted in 2009 to bring it up to site standards. Because this was one of the earliest texts scanned at this site, it lacks page numbers, and the footnotes are interspersed with the body text, Project Gutenberg style.
--J.B. Hare, May 9th, 2009