Zen: The Art of Simple Living: the art of simple living : 100 daily practices from a Japanese Zen monk for a lifetime of calm and joy
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When you feel as though you’re doing the wrong job. In anything, the hard part is just to keep going. The secret to breaking free from confusion. Decisiveness is about having the ability to trust in yourself. There is no need to be troubled by things that have not yet happened. Think only about what is happening right now. Almost all anxieties are intangible. They are the invention of your own”
Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen. Any event can be interpreted in multiple ways; what matters is how you respond to it. You may not have any control over what happens or any power to change things, but your reaction is entirely under your control. Do Not Covet 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.When evening falls, take a moment to look up at the sky. Feel gratitude for having made it through another day. Don’t Waste Time Worrying About Things You Cannot Control Whether you’re worried about jobs or interpersonal relationships, if you keep everything in your head, you just allow feelings like, ‘I can’t do this,’ or ‘That’ll never work,’ to take hold. But if you leap into it with both feet, you may be surprised by how easy it is to accomplish something or to come up with a solution. Peace, slowness, simplicity, joy, and zen... Japanese monk and garden designer Shunmyō Masuno shows us the art of simple living in his newly-translated book.
A gyűlölet és a szeretet valójában egy és ugyanaz. Akkor milyen az igazi természetük? Röviden: a saját tudatod." Hm? Az nekem ettől olyan zavarban van, hogy inkább nem kérdezném semmiről. Ez valami másik kérdésre volt a válasz? Mert a "milyen?"-re tuti nem. Just try clearing your mind, and not being caught up in the things around you.Various thoughts will float up in your mind, but try to send them away, one by one. When you do so, you will begin to notice the present moment, the subtle shifts in nature that are keeping you alive. When you are not distracted by other things, your pure and honest self can be revealed. First, you go out into the woods and collect firewood. You make a fire and boil water. As you grind the coffee beans, you look up at the sky and say, ‘˜What a beautiful day.’ Coffee brewed this way is likely to taste much better than coffee from a machine. The reason why, perhaps, is because each step in the process has been brought to life ‘“ collecting firewood, starting the fire, grinding the beans. There is nothing extraneous in any of these actions. That is what I call living.Learn to appreciate this insight. A dry landscape garden symbolizes a life of seclusion. Cherish Being Alive, Every Single Day.