A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto, read by Adam Sims.
We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks who need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world needs it.
The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this audiobook, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training.
This book will improve the condition of not just your own mind but also the people around you. I hope listeners will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 4 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||January 04 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #40,680 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#80 in House & Home
#133 in Zen Philosophy in Religion
#166 in Zen Philosophy (Books)
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Cleaning is for your mind and soul.
Vegetarians that don't hurt others yet wear leather soles?
Describing in detail clothing and items we'll never use.
Buddhists seem unnecessary strict.
You're not allowed to do anything, except have OCD and be quiet ALL THE TIME.
I just don't see any way this book can be helpful in today's North America - or anywhere.
I would suggest Marie Kondo's book. It's brilliant!
Top reviews from other countries
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.
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, especially if you live with a slob- it could be a wake up call for them.