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Shōgun by James Clavell
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Aug 21, 10

bookshelves: fiction
Read from July 26 to August 21, 2010

This is not just another fiction. This book is about philosophy of life, about harmony. It feeds not only one's mind but also one's heart. Definitely a book that I will read again and again.
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James Clavell
“Always remember, child" her first teacher had impressed on her, "that to think bad thoughts is really the easiest thing in the world. If you leave your mind to itself it will spiral you down into ever-increasing unhappiness. To think good thoughts, however, requires effort. This is one of the things that need disipline –training- is about. So train your mind to dwell on sweet perfumes, the touch of this silk, tender raindrops against the shoji, the curve of the flower arrangement, the tranquillity of dawn. Then, at length, you won't have to make such a great effort and you will be of value to yourself,…”
James Clavell, Shōgun


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