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Being Peace by Thích Nhất Hạnh
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Nov 13, 13

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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