Scholar, healer, businessman, educator, poet, philosopher - George Ohsawa, known as the Father of Modern Day Macrobiotics, was all this and more. A persistent peace activist, he was at odds with Japanese leaders in the 1930s and 40s. Because of this, he was repeatedly jailed and tortured. Considered by many to be a profoundly skilled healer of body and soul, Ohsawa was called "dangerous" by some American medical doctors.
A published poet and philosopher, he was also proficient in scientific laboratories and in the business arena. Ohsawa was a young man at death's door when be discovered macrobiotics. For the remainder of his life - fifty-four years - he devoted himself to fine-tuning his philosophy of natural living and sharing it with the world - from Asia to Europe to America. Essential Ohsawa is the most comprehensive look at Ohsawa's philosophy ever presented. In it, you will learn the essence of Ohsawa's teachings - the need for and methods of simple, natural eating and drinking; and the concepts of the Order of the Universe and yin and yang. Finally, you will discover how the application of these principles can lead to happiness, freedom, and peace. In Essential Ohsawa, you will also come to know the man behind the philosophy. Sprinkled with photographs and anecdotes provided by those who knew - and loved - him best; the book includes a chronology of Ohsawa's life. Also included are a complete bibliography of Ohsawa's prodigious writings as well as his personal recommended reading list. Discover what millions of men, women, and children around the world have found - the macrobiotic path to "infinite freedom, absolute justice, and eternal happiness".
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