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Reviewed in India on 14 October 2020
The best part of this book is its so simple and small read packed with 100 practical ways of living to make our life simply like a bright lotus in the muddy swamps of life. In the beginning of the book the writer- head of the 450 years old monastery tells us that one will understand more about Zen simple by walking and enjoying the beauty of a zen than by reading out all the zen books out there. And this is the core message of the zen meditation and zen way of living that the art of zen living should not be in your head but in your daily life. This book is a very small read and anyone who has not even a read book in their lives will found out this book amazing. This book is packed with many beautiful illustrations and every page has no more than 50 words but every line spoken is more than a thousand theories and more valuable than an ounce of gold. I have read over 60 books till now but this stands among the top five in my list just because of the art in this book is crafted from its hardcover to colourful pages to the small 2-3 pages chapters. The Zen transmission started from Buddha and later Bodhidharma introduced it in China and in japan. Later it grew in Japan where it is still attached to its original sources. The whole teaching of Buddha is to live a moderate and blissful life and this book tells us how.
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5.0 out of 5 stars NO BELIVES, NO RITUAL, NO DOGMA ONLY SIMPLE PRACTICAL WAYS TO LIVE BEAUTIFULLY
By Shalini on 14 October 2020
The best part of this book is its so simple and small read packed with 100 practical ways of living to make our life simply like a bright lotus in the muddy swamps of life. In the beginning of the book the writer- head of the 450 years old monastery tells us that one will understand more about Zen simple by walking and enjoying the beauty of a zen than by reading out all the zen books out there. And this is the core message of the zen meditation and zen way of living that the art of zen living should not be in your head but in your daily life. This book is a very small read and anyone who has not even a read book in their lives will found out this book amazing. This book is packed with many beautiful illustrations and every page has no more than 50 words but every line spoken is more than a thousand theories and more valuable than an ounce of gold. I have read over 60 books till now but this stands among the top five in my list just because of the art in this book is crafted from its hardcover to colourful pages to the small 2-3 pages chapters. The Zen transmission started from Buddha and later Bodhidharma introduced it in China and in japan. Later it grew in Japan where it is still attached to its original sources. The whole teaching of Buddha is to live a moderate and blissful life and this book tells us how.
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