The Book of Five Rings

by Musashi Miyamoto

Publisher: Musashi Miyamoto

Publication Date: May 05, 2016

ISBN: 9786050431681

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.

The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.