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Rick Fields (1942–1999)

Author of Chop Wood, Carry Water

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The Best Spiritual Writing 1998 (1998) — Contributor — 101 copies, 1 review
The Lion’s Roar [1985 documentary] (2006) — Screenplay — 5 copies

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Provocative recipes blending meditation practice and actions that matter in a crazy world.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | Apr 3, 2024 |
This book takes the reader from the origins of Buddhism right up to the immediate past, through Buddhism's growth and spread in Asia to the personalities that opened it up to the West and those who brought it to America as well as those who were affected by Buddhism or nurtured at here.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 3 other reviews | Mar 27, 2024 |
Can the great warrior traditions of the past offer meaning in oiur lives today?

Through these traditions are as varied as the cultures they come from-the samurai of Japan, the plains indians of North America, and the knighs of medieval Europe-they share much with each other and with the problems we face daily in our lives. Through their teachings about the nature of aggression, competition,and physical and mental struggle, the warrior traditions provide a practical guide to living in a difficult and challenging world. Each embraces a spiritual code to serve as a path of personal development, combining bravery and gentleness, exhibiting a fierce compassion for others, and emphazing self-mastery, will, and patience as well as courage and integrity.

In The Code of the Warrior, noted author Rick Fields illustrates the enduring power and significance of the function of the warrior in society. He shows that whether a culture reveres or reviles battle, the warrior is always an essential part of society. Finally, Fields explores ways in which our world calls for a new warrior spirit and how this spirit can be forged for each of us from the ways of the past.

Rick Fields is the primary author of Chop Wood, Carry Water and How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue The target calls
1 The first people: Warriors before war
2 A deadly balance: the invention of the warrior
3 The warrior-kings of Sumer
4 The warrior's dilemma: The Indo-Europeans
5 The bed of arrows: The Aryans from Arjuna to Asoka
6 The Taoist solution
7 Every open hand a sword: The martial arts in China
8 In shining armor: Of knights and chivalry
9 The life-giving sword: The samurai and bushido
10 A good day to die: Crazy Horse and the Sioux warrior
11s The lone warrior: The American mission
12 The woman warrior
13 The warrior and the businessperson
14 Bringing the warrior down to earth
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index
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