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Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh
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Feb 20, 2012

really liked it
Read in February, 2012

Compared to so many religious texts, Being Peace is eminently approachable, practical and immediate. Hanh explains his Buddhist perspective clearly, with a minimum of difficult phrases and categories. His advice on awareness and breathing is simple and enticing: “Do you practice smiling while cutting carrots.” (54) Even at his most engaged, one can easily forget the dangers he faced as a promoter of peace in Vietnam. His justice extends from reproduction to environment, economics to relationships, all originating from compassion in one’s own heart.

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