Zen, as I’ve often heard it explained, is a path of peace. This may be true for many, but as with many things, it is not always true, all of the time.
Zen also makes a very effective warrior’s path.
Suzuki Shosan made this point many centuries ago, and it still rings true.
And The Religion of the Samurai does, as well.
I will be using this blog to study and contemplate and discuss these ways of thinking, these new zen paths that have existed for many generations, but are only now visible to me.