A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills

A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills[Reading] ➻ A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills By Ruskin Bond – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me a deep purple whistling thrush She perches on the window sill, and looks out with Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon of Simple eBook ↠ rain sweeps across the hills Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me a deep purple whistling thrush She perches on the window sill, and looks out with me A Book ePUB ✓ at the rain This personal diary records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony with the self, the natural world, and friends, family and passersby In these pages, we watch a wild plum blossom Book of Simple PDF/EPUB » and the moon come up between two deodar trees we hear a redstart whistle and the rain drum on a tin roof we recognize the aftermath of loss and the consolation of old companions. Buy this book Admire its beauty a classy cover, eye soothing font type and lovely pages After this ritual of superficial admiration is complete, read this book In those 150 pages, Ruskin Bond gives away the secret to leading a content life Happiness is ephemeral but contentment that s what matters and here s this lovely man telling us it all I d keep this book at par with Khalil Gibran s The Prophet, only difference being, I enjoyed reading this bookIt says some lovely things like Buy this book Admire its beauty a classy cover, eye soothing font type and lovely pages After this ritual of superficial admiration is complete, read this book In those 150 pages, Ruskin Bond gives away the secret to leading a content life Happiness is ephemeral but contentment that s what matters and here s this lovely man telling us it all I d keep this book at par with Khalil Gibran s The Prophet, only difference being, I enjoyed reading this bookIt says some lovely things like Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much One sure way to lose the world and everything in it, is to try grasping it It s courage, not luck, that takes us through to the end of the road Definitely recommended and when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful Notes to self after reading Ruskin Bond.1.Stick to what is your truth of observation, irrespective of a grand audience.2.Keep it simple Trust your first emotions in the face of nature.3.Slow down Observe That is where all life is.4.Take walks Long ones Greet others with a smile.5.Hear sounds of birds Pay attention to bugs on flower tips.6.Love quietly under the quilt of moonless nights.7.Hear the sound of rain falling onand when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful Notes to self after reading Ruskin Bond.1.Stick to what is your truth of observation, irrespective of a grand audience.2.Keep it simple Trust your first emotions in the face of nature.3.Slow down Observe That is where all life is.4.Take walks Long ones Greet others with a smile.5.Hear sounds of birds Pay attention to bugs on flower tips.6.Love quietly under the quilt of moonless nights.7.Hear the sound of rain falling on various things Concrete terraces, mud, grass, tin roofs, car panes, glass windows, in the lonely corners of your heart.8.Pour secrets from your soul into wells for others to draw and share upon.9.Be a garden Be a gardener Bloom in spring Be exuberant Get naked in autumn Be vulnerable.10.Try kindness for a change To follow cynicism is to follow the herd.11.Read Read .Have a bed in a library instead of a bookshelf in a bedroom.12.Love Receive it with both hands Give it with both hands, limbs and mouth and kisses As a devotee of Mr Ruskin Bond,I confess that this book has every ingredient that leaves a lasting impression on the reader s mind.The notes are brief, personal and timeless They will linger in the reader s mind, long after the readers have kept it carefully in their bookshelf It isof a journey that one embarks with Mr Bond Simple, riveting and endearing are the three words that best describe this book. A meditative experience A journey where nature guides everything, in this book Ruskin bond is letting us see the beauty in simplicity, a heartwarming canvas of mother nature.If you want to escape the toxic noise of your busy life in the city by reading so this book is for you Highly recommended book.Quotes Forget and forgive at sunset, and then the day s deeds are truly done Then sleep Live close to nature and your spirit will not be easily broken, for you learn something of patience A meditative experience A journey where nature guides everything, in this book Ruskin bond is letting us see the beauty in simplicity, a heartwarming canvas of mother nature.If you want to escape the toxic noise of your busy life in the city by reading so this book is for you Highly recommended book.Quotes Forget and forgive at sunset, and then the day s deeds are truly done Then sleep Live close to nature and your spirit will not be easily broken, for you learn something of patience and resilience You will not grow restless and you will never feel lonely Slow down, and listen There are sounds that are good to hear To be unconcerned about a desired good is probably the only way to possess it Most of living has to happen in the mind There are few comforts greater than the touch of a loving hand when your hopes have been dashed In travel, as in life, give yourself plenty of time, so that you won t have to rush you miss seeing the world around you when you are in a great rush To know one s limitations and to do good work within themis achieved that way than by overreaching oneself For most people loneliness is wrongly linked to unhappiness Their minds are not deep enough to appreciate the sweetness and balm of solitude they are afraid of life itself, of coming face to face with themselves Fame is like the wind It blows in all directions, then vanishes without warning Later that day I get a phone call from a lady who has sent me a slim volume of her poems, self published I tell her the poems are lovely.If, by telling a lie, one can make someone happy, why not tell a damn lie Happiness is as elusive as a butterfly, and we must never pursue it If we stay very still, it may come and settle on our hand But only briefly We must savour those moments, for they will not come our way very often Most of my life I have given of myself, and in return I have received love in abundance Somewhere in lifeThere must be someoneTo take your handAnd share the torrid day.Without the touch of loveThere is no life, and we must fade away It s the simple things in life that keep us from going crazy They contributeto our general happiness and health than acts of passion and high excitement To be read and re read on all days, happy and sad, long and short, sunny and cloudy Beautiful. audio book narrated by Udai MatthanMy 2nd Book at Bedtime by Ruskin Bond Where has this author been all my life Perhaps it s only now that I m ready to fully appreciated the wisdom and beauty of his words A truly beautiful book about noticing the beauty in the small details of life and feeling joy in this.Expertly narrated by Udai Matthan Highly recommended. It was amazing It always makes me happy to read Mr.Bond In this book Mr.Bond narrates stories from his life, some of journal entries about reading, poems and stories on hills,birds and so on. what shall I say It surprises me how an author can transfer one to magical world each and every time That s characteristic of best author I feel This book not only transfers one to magical world but also has some precious lessons for life Here s few things which I liked Happiness is a mysterious t It was amazing It always makes me happy to read Mr.Bond In this book Mr.Bond narrates stories from his life, some of journal entries about reading, poems and stories on hills,birds and so on. what shall I say It surprises me how an author can transfer one to magical world each and every time That s characteristic of best author I feel This book not only transfers one to magical world but also has some precious lessons for life Here s few things which I liked Happiness is a mysterious thing,to be found somewhere between too little and too much But it is elusive as a butterfly,and we must never pursue it If we stay very still,it may come and settle on our hand But only briefly We must savour those moments,for they will not come our way very often Its the simple thing in life that keeps us from going crazy They contributeto our general happiness and health than acts of passion and high excitement The pleasure of travel is in journey and not so much in reaching one s destination Love your art,poor as it may be,which you have learned,and be content with it and pass through the rest of life like one who has entrusted to the gods with his whole soul and all that he has, making yourself neither the tyrant nor the slave of any man Marcus Aurelius Do what you know best,and do it well Act impeccably Everything will then fall into place.In the effort lies the achievement but only if the effort is true and made with all your heart I read this in a single sitting from cover to beautiful cover today and it turned out I d given myself a lovely gift I wrote an inspired review just after I read it, but goodreads phone app failed to save it, so this one will have to suffice Normally caught up with hectic thoughts, I ended up sitting in soft silence as I read this heartwarming little book of short observations on life Ruskin lets us into his life with simple and beautiful insights, where it s the little things that are magica I read this in a single sitting from cover to beautiful cover today and it turned out I d given myself a lovely gift I wrote an inspired review just after I read it, but goodreads phone app failed to save it, so this one will have to suffice Normally caught up with hectic thoughts, I ended up sitting in soft silence as I read this heartwarming little book of short observations on life Ruskin lets us into his life with simple and beautiful insights, where it s the little things that are magical Living close to nature, with the company of friends, his adopted family and most of the plants and flower he loves, theres a friendly intimacy where the things that really count don t pass you by Writing from his room in the cottage near the Indian hill station of Mussoorie that has been his home for 50 years, he looks even further back to his early years, but mainly we see a man at peace with his old age and it made me feel better about getting older too A book on living on hills and his experiences with it I loved how he writes this one, like pages torn out directly from his personal diary A book where he talks about things we are missing in our lives for living in the cities Such simplicity is what I wish it was possible to inculcate in my busy life A must read for each and everyone and for all ages You don t wanna miss this cute book by Mr Bond. Ruskin Bond has never written words of wisdom per se But then this book is something of that, even though he doesn t say it out loud.

A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills Kindle
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the Hills
  • Ruskin Bond
  • English
  • 02 April 2017
  • 9385288253