Yoritomo-Tashi, whose precepts are presented in this book, ranks as one of the three greatest statesmen that Japan has ever produced. He was her most illustrious and wise Shogun, and, as founder of the first Japanese dynasty of Shoguns, the reviser of the Empire's code of laws, and the organizer of military feudalism, he rescued his native land ...
Yoritomo-Tashi, whose precepts are presented in this book, ranks as one of the three greatest statesmen that Japan has ever produced. He was her most illustrious and wise Shogun, and, as founder of the first Japanese dynasty of Shoguns, the reviser of the Empire's code of laws, and the organizer of military feudalism, he rescued his native land from the slough of demoralization into which it had sunk. In 1186 he established the seat of his government at Kamakura, where he organized an administrative body similar in its methods and operation to the metropolitan government. From what is known of his public career, it is evident that the great Shogun exercised a dominant influence over the minds of his people. To him the art of influencing others was the key to Success. The great philosopher believed that the spirit of the individual continuously exerts influence, even as the flower also exerts influence by spreading its fragrance in the air. But just as the blossom cannot tell whither its fragrance spreads, so none of us can say how far our influence may reach. To an anonymous writer we owe the thought that "Influence never dies."Every act, emotion, looks, and word make it felt for good or evil, happiness or misery. In the twelve lessons that Mr. B. Dangennes has drawn from the writings of Yoritomo-Tashi, and presents in this book, the manner in which Influence may be exerted and the means by which it may be exerted and the means by which it may be exercised are considered. One lesson is devoted to the increase and expansion of psychic forces to awaken the dormant energies within us; another explains how influence may be exerted by persuasion and suggestion; a third shows the value of the fix idea when supported by logical arguments; a fourth treats of the magnetic influence of the human eye and provides exercises for its development; a fifth deals with the power of good example; a sixth points to value of perseverance - the achievement of great things by utilization of spare moments; a seventh emphasizes the power of concentration, and provides exercises for its acquisition, and an eighth shows that by exchanging confidence one may exert a mighty influence that can benefit even those suffering from mental and physical ailments.
Very Good+ No Jacket. Book Slightly soiled gray cloth, no dust jacket. Inked name & bkplate verso front cover, clean text. Back hinge tender. Annotated by B. Dangennes. Trans by Dora Knowlton Ranous & Herbert G. Wintersgill. With ads. Solid. 33677 shelf.
Good. No DJ. 16mo-over 5¾"-6¾" tall. 1916 Hard Cover Funk & Wagnalls. Red boards w/ soiling, pgs tanning, reader marks in pencil, & pin-size puncture on pgs iii-25. Divided into 12 lessons. "Authorized Ediiton" "Mental Efficiencey Series" Translated by Dora Knowlton Ranous and Herbert G. Wintersgill. Table of Contents titles: By the Increase and Spread of Psychid Forees; By Persuasion; The Influence of the Eye; Throught Clearness of Speach; By Setting Good Example; By Psychic Influence; By Decision; By Rational Ambition; By Perseverance; By the Prestige Gained from Concentrtion; By Confidence; Acquisistion of Domonating Power.
Very Good in VG- jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Pub by Funk & Wagnalls, 1916, part of the Mental Efficiency Series. VG cond. hardcover w/ VG-dustjacket now in archival Brodart. Grey cloth over bds w/ blue & green dec & lettering on cover & spine. Lt-mdt bumping & rubbing to wear points. Internally near As-New. Lt-mdt edgewear, & lt soiling to dj. 188pp + 4pp pub advts. Book is square, straight, tight & clean except as noted, overall VG/VG-cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions.
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