[ PDF / Epub ] ✅ A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind Author Shoukei Matsumoto – Tactical-player.co.uk

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind The Most Unusual Self Help Book Of There Is Something Surprisingly Calming About Just Reading The Book, Hearing Matsumoto S Simple Instructions And Admiring The Clean Pen Drawings Of Japanese Sandals And Brooms Jane Fryer Daily Mail A Bestseller In Japan, This Charming Book Offers Practical Cleaning Tips As Well As Fascinating Insights Into The Buddhist Approach To Life, Which Counters The Wastefulness Of Modern Society With A Respect For Spaces And Objects That Is Deeply Humane Ideal Preparatory Reading For The January Clean PD Smith GuardianShoukei Matsumoto Is A Buddhist Monk At The Komyoji Temple In Tokyo, Japan Since Entering The Temple In , His Days Begin With Cleaning Cleaning Is Greatly Valued In Japanese Buddhism As A Way To Cultivate The Mind In This Book, A Bestseller In Japan And Europe, Shoukei Matsumoto Offers Up The Cleaning Practices Of Buddhist Monks, To Help Us All Live Simply And Mindfully In Each Moment

8 thoughts on “A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book and will refer to it often As a professional housekeeper who used to look after a nineteen bedroom shooting lodge, I am interested in the serenity and Zen beauty of how Japanese people go about their lives I have also lived with Japanese housemates and felt blissfully at home with their peacefulness, cleanliness and environmenta

  2. says:

    I read this book in one afternoon and it gave me the final push to change my life around I now get up every morning at 5 30 and I am productive This book alone won t change your life, but it will give you insight to another way of thinking It may be about cleaning but I think the principles discussed in regard to cleaning here can be used for life in general If you remove

  3. says:

    I Love This Book.I am naturally untidy, I have chronic fatigue syndrome and a filthy husband So you can imagine how not into housework I am This book made me feel excited to clean on my days off Which I would have thought would be laughably impossible It also helped me get back in to meditation.

  4. says:

    I bought this as I am always attracted by odd books on rather obscure topicsIt was surprisingly thought provokingI had always seen cleaning etc as just a chore to be got through as fast as possible, and not as having any value in its own right.astonishing new view of priorities, reallyrecommended to taste and consider a far eastern approach..it s a very short read.

  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this book, especially as reading of the Monks duties and the underlying attitude to them, helped prod me into a productive way of getting around my own house with duster and broom When things are hectic and we are tired or fed up, a book like this is just the job to take us back to what s important.

  6. says:

    Sweet little book, reminding me to make conscious ritual and find meaning in my every day tasks.There are no revelations in this book really but how you do one thing is how you do everything ennit I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to a reread I ve bought a few copies as I really like it and find I keep giving it away to loved ones It d sit well in a bathroom as a toilet read as chapters are short, e

  7. says:

    A lovely idea, but sadly smug overtones and no understanding that the reader might be eg a mother of several children doing the work of 6, or someone working two jobs to feed their kids etc and that leaving the occasional drawer open or clutter around the place is less a moral failing than a consequence of a stressful life I like the idea of cleaning one s house as a form of meditation something I will incorporate but not

  8. says:

    This book is a lovely little read and provides some simple Zen lessons But it isn t about saying goodbye to possessions, being about becoming aware of how important it is to consider minimalising our wants to our needs, then making the most of what we have I doubt many readers will feel the need to retire to a monestery and embrace the standard poverty clause Please forgive my cynicism in saying that an understanding of the Zen ne

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