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from The Shogun’s Scroll

The Proper Application of Cruelty and EvilbyHanshi Stephen Kaufman Chapter 8On Controlling All Aspects of the Realm:The Shogun Scrolls of Hidetomo Nakadai,Court Counselor to Minamoto Yoritomo, 1st Shogun of Japan When a man aspires to greatness, he must inevitably use cruelty to attain his ends. This cruelty must be wisely applied. Not to use cruelty […]

Tis the Season to Give—Books

Hanshi Warrior Press would like to make a few reading recommendations for friends, family and, yes…yourself! We have a few ongoing specials. Order ANY 2 books and get ANY 3rd book for free.  Also, if you order any 1 book you may receive a free copy of the original, out of print book, Zen and […]

The Shogun’s Philosophy

Most people fail in life because they are not aware of the internal power they have or the manner in which they can increase their usage of it. The inner self is impersonal; it is not a “thing.” The true meaning of personal development is in the true acceptance of your own personal being. It […]

Controlling and Managing by Your Own Ability

Excerpt from The Shogun’s Scroll Shunko Zabayashi knew the importance of using his own resources when he effected a coup against his cousin in Tarama Province. He carefully thought about his actions before moving into position to take control of the clan. Although his cousin was a man of wealth, he was a squanderer, always insulting others who […]

No-Thing-Ness

from The Shogun’s Scroll by Stephen F. Kaufman What I have attempted to explain to you, my Liege, is certain to be known to you. Not wishing to be presumptuous, I have given you what I believe is the most intelligent and realistic information. I am indebted to Heaven and the grace bestowed on me […]

How Power Comes to Be

Excerpt from The Shogun’s Scroll Power is a private matter, recently structured as new or passed from generation to generation, being subject to the fates and a man’s desire. The civil domain is maintained by means of subjecting the population by force, irrespective of appearance, and only works when there is respect for the leader. […]

Hanshi Kaufman Introduces The Shogun’s Scroll

This is the re-release of the original “Shogun Scrolls.” Tuttle Publishing considers the message within to be worthy of reprint and has released my work in a hardcover edition. Written as a work of docu-fiction in the voice of Hidetomo Nakadai, a late 12th century regent and scholar in the court of Japan’s first shogun, Minamoto Yoritomo, […]

Shogun’s Scroll Is Now Available

This is the re-release of the original Shogun Scrolls. Tuttle Publishing considers the message within to be worthy of reprint and has released my work in a hardcover edition. Written as a work of docu-fiction in the voice of Hidetomo Nakadai, a late 12th century regent and scholar in the court of Japan’s first shogun, […]

The Shogun Scolls

I first wrote the Shogun Scrolls in 1995 as a follow up to the Book of Five Rings and The Art of War. It was done with the knowledge and at the suggestion of the original publisher. It is a work of docu-fiction crafted with the intent of elucidating a fictional scenario as is done […]