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Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. The Japanese bestseller explains traditional techniques that help cleanse not only your house - but your soul.

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 that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today 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 book, 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 not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.

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  • Paperback

    9781846149696

    January 2, 2018

    Particular Books

    144 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind
    Shoukei Matsumoto

    EBook

    9781846149702

    January 4, 2018

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