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Combining the traditional and the contemporary, Stone Boy and Other Stories contains ten works of short fiction that illuminate Buddhist themes and Vietnamese culture.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Parallax Press
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Sukanya
A beautiful collection of stories that one can revisit every now and then.

I have been reading Thich Nhat Hanh for quite some time now and it will be an understatement to say that reading him is deeply thought provoking. And therapeutic. But all the same, I am aware that knowledge and wisdom are two different things. To read about a way of life and to actually live it are two different things.

I am forever breaking my head over this. How does one cover this distance between knowledge to wisdom? I
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Chanita.Shannon
The Stone Boy is a new collection of Thich Nhat Hanh's short fiction. His clear, contemplative spirit illuminates these stories, which are mostly of Vietnam and the Vietnamese people. Combining traditional Vietnamese tales with accounts of the contemporary suffering of the Vietnamese people. Now, at a time when America has opened up again to Vietnam, this important collection can inform and illuminate readers. Seven of the stories have appeared in previous collections, The Moon Bamboo and The Pi ...more
Tim Desmond
Beautiful stories to inspire.
Aleisha
Hooray for Thich Nhat Hanh! The Vietnamese Buddhist monk has a beautiful soul and a way with words. He changed my life in college when I discovered his works and his philosophies to "practice mindful living." This collection was lovely.
Annette
Multiple stories... vietnam fables... interesting read, I like zen-ness....
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The Ancient Tree makes me cry every time I read it.
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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 ...more
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