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Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh's insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns. He demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of Buddhist teachings to today's issues, from the Palestinian-Israeli tragedy to the threat of terrorism and the degradation of ou ...more
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Published October 28th 2003 by Parallax Press
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May 11, 2009 Talat rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buddhists and anyone seeking inner peace
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Increasingly I am growing to love and appreciate Thich Nhat Hanh and to join Sogyal Rinpoche in thinking of him as one who "..speaks with the voice of the Buddha." This gentle Vietnamese monk who first came to the U.S. in 1966 to contest the U.S. war in Vietnam was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King. As usual with Thich Nhat Hanh's books, this is a warm, friendly, and life-affirming book. Unique to this volume is that it is a accessible introduction to, summary o ...more
A remarkable work from a remarkable teacher. I've always found these vast and cosmic Mahayana sutras to be particularly difficult to easily understand and synthesize with other teaching I've received, finding them overly devotional and laden with difficult to swallow miracles. Of course, the Lotus Sutra has all that. But with Thich Nhat Hanh's remarkable commentary, I found myself able to appreciate much more deeply the richness of this profound teaching. His commentary is both skillful and prec ...more
Tim Desmond
Original and insightful take on a famous sutra.
Kenley Neufeld
I really enjoyed this commentary on the Lotus Sutra, finding the chapters on Avalokiteshvara and the Six Paramitas to be of particular value. I read this book simultaneously with Burton Watson's translation of the Lotus Sutra. This provide both context and depth that I wouldn't have had in reading only the commentary.
I feel I have a deeper understanding of the sutra now that I have read this book.
Feb 26, 2007 sara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Carla, Chandra
This book is lovely and so well-written. I love it.
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Great insight into the Lotus Sutra.
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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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