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Beyond the Self: Teachings on the Middle Way

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  4 reviews
One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending ?either/orOCO thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In "Beyond the Self" Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, ...more
ebook, 39 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Parallax Press (first published 2009)
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Austin Wright
Three stars, wasn't impressed by how luke-warm his writings are.

Frank Jude
This slim little book by Thich Nhat Hanh is one that deserves to be read, but I'm not sure many folk are as familiar with it as some of his others which are more repetitions of previous work than anything new and original.

This book is Thay's commentary on "The Sutra on The Middle Way" and clearly elucidates the core teaching of the Buddha: Dependent Co-origination.
Karen Nichols
Small book, great wisdom. Highly recommend.

short but dense and well worth the read
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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.

His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 ti
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