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10 Most Meaningful Passages The Heart Of Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Borscht of times, the Würste of times

Comprehensive, inspiring and practical,  The Heart Of Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh helps us to integrate Buddhist ideas into our everyday life without becoming too encumbered with terminology. Although Thich Nhat Hanh does tend to repeat himself in subtle ways, within this book and across his other books, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching seems to integrate many of his ideas into one very coherent and practical treatise on the nature suffering as one of the most basic human conditions we spend our lives trying to accept, or possibly escape. I hope these 10 passages effectively condense the beauty of this book.

From Publishers Weekly:

Thich Nhat Hanh’s introduction begins with the Turning the Dharma Wheel Sutra, the classic tale of Buddha’s announcement in the Deer Park of his awakening. Nhat Hanh then proceeds through a series of laundry-list definitions of core Buddhist terminology: Four Noble Truths, The Noble Eightfold Path…

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