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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel

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  • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel
  • The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts: A Graphic Novel

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts is a classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an eighteenth-century samurai. The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts. This graphic novel version based on Chozanshi's text brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way.

Infused with Chozanshi's deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales elucidate the nature of conflict, the importance of following one's own nature, yin and yang, the cultivation and transformation of ch'i (life energy), and the attainment of mushin (no-mind). Ultimately, the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self-knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself.
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Credits

Published by

Shambhala Publications

By

Issai Chozanshi

Adaptation by

Sean Michael Wilson

Art by

Michiru Morikawa

Translated By

William Scott Wilson

Genres

Fantasy
Graphic Novels
Literature
Manga
Martial Arts

About Comic

Page Count

159 Pages

Digital Release Date

October 16 2013

Age Rating

12+ Only