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It is not just a matter of cleaning once room.  Personally engaging in the daily chores gives the correct perspective to what living is:  washing the dishes, mopping the floor, doing laundry, tending the garden…Running away to work as excuse to avoiding doing and learning what it takes to get life going is a sure sign of unhappiness and non satisfaction later on in life. How can we appreciate life and improve our potentials if we refuse to face life’s exigencies every day?  We are necessarily meditating as we participate in daily chores: a reminder for humility and missed potentials.

I disagree with the following regimentation for meditation of the apprentice temple priest way in Japan.

Those apprentice learn how to be strict to themselves:  They do daily simple schedules without excuses.  They wake up early morning before sun rises.  Before breakfast, they clean completely their residence:  They tidy and dust rooms, hallway and garden, and even mop the floor,  everyday no matter of what.  They take time to do these chores, not in a hurry.
They cook breakfast for everybody and  completely clean the kitchen before they start meditation, study and excise.  Of course afternoon is similar.  They don’t drink alcohol, caffeine, or smoke cigarettes.  They are supposedly doing only things good for their minds.  They follow strictly their daily schedule for many years in order to taming “each negative egos”. and then get permission to go to next levels? I don’t know.

I agree that to do everyday basic daily tasks (clean-up…) is very important to cleansing our minds each day. Each day the mind is refreshed by the action of cleaning.  I cannot agree that is the purpose of living:  We have natural rights to enjoy life; we have natural passions that need to be satisfied.  The hell with regimentation if it must enslave me for years in order to satisfy a “master’s” view or opinion of how life should be lived, and what we should do every day.  Learn and then find your own way: It shouldn’t take so many years to discover your passions and act upon them:  Just get on doing and acting.

There are chores for the morning; chores for the afternoon; and chores for the evening.  There are times for learning, reading, studying, writing, publishing, earning a living, and meditation.  You don’t want to reach old age before you realize that all these “levels for perfection” are a string of falsehoods.

There is this whole world to discover, people to listen to, to discuss with, to change your ideas and perspectives on life and nature.  You don’t need to be confined in a place, a method, a way of life to learn and improve yourself and find joy, satisfaction, and happiness. You don’t want to reach old age before you realize that all these “levels for perfection” were a string of falsehoods, slavery of the potentials of your mind, and futile restrictions on your vital natural rights.





July 2021

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