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πŸ“š Zen, The Art of Simple Living – by Shunmyo Masuno

Renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show us how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life.

To be embarrassingly honest, I was attracted to this book by the picture on the cover. It’s the feeling of simplicity combined with beauty that really did it for me. It made me feel like I could breathe.

Zen, in this case, means the teaching of the Zen masters as expressed through Japanese spirituality. There is the appreciation of simplicity and beauty, and the performing of actions in a way that mirrors the qualities we are trying to cultivate.

Try not to be swayed by the values of others, not to be troubled by unnecessary concerns, but to live an infinitely simple life, stripped of wasteful things. That is ‘Zen style’.

Shunmyo Masuno

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