“The human dilemma of communication is that we cannot communicate ordinarily without words and signs, but even ordinary experience tends to be falsfied by our habits of verbalization and rationalization.” Thomas Merton, Zen and the birds of appetite
Way of the Warrior
Opens with a quote by Inazo Nitobe, author of Bushido: The warrior’s code
In Zen in the Art of Rhetoric: An inquiry into coherence by Mark Lawrence McPhail.
“We tend to view the word warrior as peculiarly masculine and aggressive, but we might also think of it in terms of a transformative sensibility, one that can help us address the problems of fragmentation and negativity that confront us daily in our families, our classrooms, and our lives.” 1996: vii