Prolegomena do rozważań na temat indyjskich korzeni kultury bezpieczeństwa i Drogi Wojownika
PROLEGOMENA TO THE CONSIDERATIONS OF THE INDIAN ROOTS OF SECURITY CULTURE AND THE WARRIOR’S WAY
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In the article can be found an explanation what the “Warrior of the Light” metaphor means in the modern world. This figure can often be seen in anyone, who cares about security culture. The value of security culture has grow enormously in the time, when the crisis of all the values began. The author wants to concentrate on the Far East aspects of security culture, which gained in the twentieth century high acceptance also in the western cultural tradition. Of a great importance were here Martial Arts with its numerous Far Eastern varieties, which gives opportunity not only for great physical development, but above all, have a great influence on the human psyche. For this reason, one of the main issues of this work is to understand what “The Way” (jap. dō) really is. It is considered to be a method of human self-realization based on the domain of Martial Arts. Helpful in this task will be to examine how this method was seen by the creators of contemporary Budō, Funakoshi Gichin (living and working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century), and Ōyama Masutatsu (living in the mid-twentieth century). The author focuses also on the history and philosophy of Budō, which aims for spirituality of martial arts, going back to Indo-European original source.
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