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Being Peace

Product no.: 0-938077-00-7
A classic of contemporary religious literature and an excellent introduction to the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and to engaged Buddhism.

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Publisher's Synopsis
An ideal starting-point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation. Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "right in the moment we are alive." These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace a book that encourages multiple readings, both alone and in groups.

Reviews
“Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life.”     ~Library Journal

"This book is a treasure. If you look deeply you will see in it the seeds of all Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, and the seeds of your awakenings as well."       ~Jack Kornfield

Excerpt
"Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time.

If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace."

Author Hanh, Thich Nhat
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 115 pp.
Publisher Parallax Press 1988
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