Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Zen: The Art of Simple Living➽ [Reading] ➿ Zen: The Art of Simple Living By Shunmyō Masuno ➲ – Tbjewellers.co.uk Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons one a day for days renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show yo Art of Epub Ú Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons one a day fordays renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen: The Kindle - Zen to modern lifeYou will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch The Art of PDF Ë it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so muchYou will even make time to think about nothing at allSimplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace.

Art of Epub Ú See also Japanese Chinese Shunmy Masuno is a Japanese monk and garden designer He is chief priest of the S t Zen temple Kenk ji, professor at Tama Art University, and president of a design firm that has completed numerous projects in Zen: The Kindle - Japan and overseas He has been called Japan s leading garden designer.

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    PDF Reader for the Connected World to arrange your house simply to clear your thinking, to line up your shoes at night to bring order to your mind, to plant a single flower and watch The Art of PDF Ë it grow, to worry less about what you cannot control, and so muchYou will even make time to think about nothing at allSimplify your life with the art of Zen, and learn how to feel relaxed, fulfilled, and with a renewed sense of peace."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Zen: The Art of Simple Living
  • Shunmyō Masuno
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 024137183X

10 thoughts on “Zen: The Art of Simple Living

  1. says:

    I like this kind of books One simple idea in one page They are separate ideas linked to one concept which is to live a simple life Takeaway_notes Simple Living Make time for emptiness Wake Up fifteen minutes earlier Discard what you don t need It will refresh your mind The happiness to be found in taking your time Try eating only vegetables one day a week Improve your breathing, and your mind, too, will improve Don t waste time worrying about things you cannot control Becom I like this kind of books One simple idea in one page They are separate ideas linked to one concept which is to live a simple life Takeaway_notes Simple Living Make time for emptiness Wake Up fifteen minutes earlier Discard what you don t need It will refresh your mind The happiness to be found in taking your time Try eating only vegetables one day a week Improve your breathing, and your mind, too, will improve Don t waste time worrying about things you cannot control Become adapt at switching modes Create gates within your mind Breathe Slowly for 5 minute Make time to be alone Be grateful for making it through another day Don t think of unpleasant things right before bed Try your best to do what you can now Don t be troubled by things that have not yet happened In anything, the hard part is just to keep going No day isimportant than today Do not fear change Wantingleads to suffering Try taking care of someone or something Understand what is important in life Life really does go by in the blink of an eye

  2. says:

    Simple one pages chapters with surprising insight Sure there s a lot of basic stuff but quite a few nuggets in there as well Worth the quick read and even a reread.

  3. says:

    This book consist of short chapters filled with insight It takes time to read because you need to stop and think after reading a chapter.

  4. says:

    This was the best time ever to read this book I would listed to it on audio every time my mind got wrapped up with worry and anxiety which lately, has been often Here are a few points that I took away but honestly, I could probably listen to this book on repeat for the next several weeks as a form of therapy You decide that you want to do something, pursue it as if your life depends on it Live how you want to die Just delicious bite size pieces of Japanese wisdom Loved it

  5. says:

    Short and inspiring Written by Shunmyo Masuno, a Zen Buddhist monk based in Yokohama, also renowned as a designer of Zen gardens Each chapter is one short page that gives mostly practical advice about applying Buddhist principles to everyday life It s a translation from a Japanese original, and is a window into Japanese culture as well as Zen thinking Some of the chapters are very straightforward and easy to relate to Others areenigmatic or even contradictory, which adds some spice to Short and inspiring Written by Shunmyo Masuno, a Zen Buddhist monk based in Yokohama, also renowned as a designer of Zen gardens Each chapter is one short page that gives mostly practical advice about applying Buddhist principles to everyday life It s a translation from a Japanese original, and is a window into Japanese culture as well as Zen thinking Some of the chapters are very straightforward and easy to relate to Others areenigmatic or even contradictory, which adds some spice to the mix, I would say.I can think of some ways to improve this book, particularly the illustrations and presentation I understand there is an attempt to keep the design sparse, with a simple line drawing by Harriet Lee Merrion at the start of each chapter These are OK, but I would doI would at least have the Japanese kanji for each chapter name As a beginning student of Japanese, I would enjoy seeing the kanji for things like savor the morning air , feel instead of think , etc If the author is going to explicitly reference Japanese kanji characters, I would actually show those characters For example, in chapter 73, he talks about the concept of ishiki or mental consciousness, and mentions a contrast between the first character i and the second character shiki But I missed actually seeing those characters This happens in a couple of other places.Similarly, in chapter 8 he mentions the indescribable intensity in the calligraphy of the Zen monk Ikkyu I suppose a Japanese reader knows what this calligraphy looks like, but a Western reader could really use an illustration On the whole I think much of the interest and beauty in this book comes not only from the Zen principles, but from the way these principles are woven and integrated into the beautiful and ancient culture of Japan I could imagine it being fleshed out into a much larger,graphically appealing format.As is, it s an interesting and inspiring little book which I enjoyed reading in a single evening

  6. says:

    I felt a little bit betrayed by this book I felt like some of the lessons were differently worded versions of previous lessons earlier in the book.But, nonetheless, I did note down the following as most important these one spoke straight to my heart don t leave what you can do today for tomorrow don t think of unpleasant things before you go to bed don t be troubled by things that have not yet happened take pleasure in your work cast away greed, anger and ignorance the three poisons I felt a little bit betrayed by this book I felt like some of the lessons were differently worded versions of previous lessons earlier in the book.But, nonetheless, I did note down the following as most important these one spoke straight to my heart don t leave what you can do today for tomorrow don t think of unpleasant things before you go to bed don t be troubled by things that have not yet happened take pleasure in your work cast away greed, anger and ignorance the three poisons I would probably list through this book again, but reading it in one sitting was not satisfying

  7. says:

    Simple Calming Practical.

  8. says:

    Let me pick some nits first.1 A lot of the prescriptions in this book are repetitive, and are found again and again in several places The one about clearing or emptying your mind, for instance The 100 in the 100 ways then is, as Carlin would put it, a purely marketing decision.2 I find something easier to learn or remember if it fits neatly in a framework that follows the MECE principle And, well, yes, that was missing Everything was all over the place, and the apportioning of the c Let me pick some nits first.1 A lot of the prescriptions in this book are repetitive, and are found again and again in several places The one about clearing or emptying your mind, for instance The 100 in the 100 ways then is, as Carlin would put it, a purely marketing decision.2 I find something easier to learn or remember if it fits neatly in a framework that follows the MECE principle And, well, yes, that was missing Everything was all over the place, and the apportioning of the content into the different parts did not make any logical sense to me.After all, this book is about Zen It is hard to teach something so abstract There is, obviously, no clear formula or a magic principle, or a set of them The book does list a lot of good things that are, in my opinion, worth practising everyday, and things we have forgotten or take for granted Like meditation, or appreciation for nature, or keeping your calm in a tough situation Yes, this does sound like commonsense wisdom, but how many of us actually practice these things The path to a good and peaceful life is well lit, but we are blind

  9. says:

    Be Kind, and Un wind Shunmy Masuno s terse, and straight to the point book is densely packed with beginner level lessons orlike power points on the simple living of a Zen lifestyle I found some talking points as real solutions to life s stressful problems while others seemed far too much into the Monk lifestyle walking barefoot in the snow, lining your shoes, holding hands together to prevent angry inclinations, etc for my liking as a non monk I would say there is enough here to Be Kind, and Un wind Shunmy Masuno s terse, and straight to the point book is densely packed with beginner level lessons orlike power points on the simple living of a Zen lifestyle I found some talking points as real solutions to life s stressful problems while others seemed far too much into the Monk lifestyle walking barefoot in the snow, lining your shoes, holding hands together to prevent angry inclinations, etc for my liking as a non monk I would say there is enough here to chew on for the average reader, but be wary of expectations

  10. says:

    I am not a Buddhist, I am not becoming a Buddhist however this book has some simple life practices that are just good to be reminded of Also it puts some things in a perspective that I might not of thought of Overall good little read I would have been done with this sooner had I not had to return it to the library and wait to check it out again

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