Pure Heart Simple Mind
An extraordinary collection of wisdom stories from an ex-New Yorker who has lived in Japan more than 25 years. I have often quoted from Charlie’s heart-and-soul tales of Japanese people, received through his Seishindo newsletters.
Pure Heart, Simple Mind is a book of great value. Written with a deep respect for the fragility and strength of the human spirit, it is filled with humour and a keen insight.
From the back cover:
“Pure Heart, Simple Mind, is very much a part of Japanese tradition--a tradition infused with austerity, simplicity, subdued expression, and humility.
When creating a bonsai, the master prunes away all but the bare essentials, exposing a beauty that was previously obscured. When we take off our masks and share with an open heart, we illuminate our beauty and free ourselves to express our hidden truth.
An open heart will lead you to the kind of experience and understanding that cuts through illusion. Follow your heart, and it will guide you to a place of acceptance and fulfillment.” Charlie Badenhop