Bread, Water and Book
Synopsis (Translated and edited from Hebrew)
"The grandiose hotel, the prestigious university, the great prom, the passionate discussion, the beloved drama, the energy-fused party, the wedding of hundreds of guests, the groovy singing - none have purpose that is in the name of the basic and the modest, and indeed - a quiet hermitage-like building is preferable over the nightclub, filled with hedonistic party animals, because as long as we have our food, our drinks and a source for the development of our intellect - the rest are secondary; Beyond the sphere of necessity of survival and wellbeing, the function of every ambition and passion, can be fulfilled autonomously."
This is one of the various examples to one of T. A. Rubinshtein's interesting ideas, from his third book on the subject of Solitary Individualism - "Bread, Water and Book".
In contrast to the previous two books, this one takes a more poetic, literal and artistic style of writing; not only it is written like a series of poems - "Tomasio the Monk" also integrates short stories that colorize the content. Rubinshtein was highly inspired in this creation, by Lao Tzu's ancient and famous "Book of Tao".