A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind is a book in which a Buddhist monk, Shoukei Matsumoto, tells how we can clean our minds by rinsing and wiping. If you enjoy learning about different cultures as much as I do, then you will love what this monk has to say.
This fascinating book tells how to clean a temple to the finest detail. Yes, this is not something that most of us do not care at all, but reading what he said accompanied me to the calm of a Buddhist temple. While reading about the monks who quietly sweep the floor and wash the dishes, I witnessed that cleaning is good for our souls as well as our homes.
This book can be a useful tool for anyone who sees cleaning as a burden. It can also show a different way of “cleaning” for those who continuously feel overwhelmed at home. Maybe you wonder what a monk would say about cleaning and get much more from the book like I did. Enjoy!
A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind
Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller, a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house – but your soul.
Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy.
We remove dust to sweep away our worldly cares. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It’s not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today’s busy world needs it.
In Japan, cleanliness is next to enlightenment. This bestselling guide by a Zen Buddhist monk draws on ancient traditions to show you how a few simple changes to your daily habits – from your early morning routine to preparing food, from respecting the objects around you to working together as a team -will not only make your home calmer and cleaner but will leave you feeling refreshed, happier and more fulfilled.
Shoukei Matsumoto is a Buddhist monk at the Komyoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan. Since entering the Temple in 2003, his days begin with cleaning. Cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism as a way to cultivate the mind.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: