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Path of Compassion: Stories from the Buddha's Life

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"Path of Compassion" is a collection of key stories from Thich Nhat Hanh's classic "Old Path White Clouds," a book celebrating its 20th publishing anniversary this year. It tells the fascinating life story of Prince Siddhartha, who left his family and renounced his carefully guarded life, and after many years of spiritual seeking became the Buddha, the Enlightened One. Far ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Parallax Press
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Matthew Leroy
To say this book was amazing seems odd, since it's not the exciting rollercoaster ride I usually associate with the word "amazing." Path of Compassion is instead a calming, meaningful book that helps situate the Buddha as both a historical and transformative figure. The stories associated with the Buddha have a continually calming presence. One thing I found particularly interesting is the Buddha's "political" thoughts. These are few and far between, instead he focuses heavily on helping individ ...more
Raymond Strodl
This beautiful and simple book takes you on the incredible journey that was the life and lessons of Prince Siddhartha Gautama the man who became the Buddha.

Well written and congruent with Buddhist teachings takes you through the life and times of the Buddha. The author provides valuable insight based on in depth knowledge and understanding. He simplifies complex ideas and teachings and makes them simple to understand.
A reverential treatment of the Buddha's life and teachings. Chock full of sutras and parables and poignant anecdotes. This work includes only the most compelling chapters from the comprehensive and somewhat over-long Old Path, White Clouds, resulting in a much more reader-friendly experience. This is the book I took with me to Deer Park Monastery a few weeks ago, where this work's author, Thich Nhat Hanh, led a 5 day Mindfulness retreat.
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Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in southwest France where he was in exile for many years.

Born Nguyễn Xuân Bảo, Thích Nhất Hạnh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thiền) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích is an honorary
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