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The Art of Power by Thích Nhất Hạnh
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Oct 28, 08

Read in July, 2008

Hahn's form and his ideas are, as always, wonderful. I will say that he's one of the people I want to hear speak solely to hear if his words sound as beautiful as his written prose.

In case you are wondering why this book, despite my infatuation with Hahn, only got four stars, it is simply because I do not find that his answers are original, and while perhaps it is true that there is nothing new under the sun, Being Peace and even some of his work on the connections between the Buddha and Jesus (which I tend to disagree with, though I find them interesting) seemed to be a breath of fresh air.

While the Art of Power beautifully reaffirms things that I had already considered, I will say that his ability to anecdotalize makes it worth reading, and it is sincerely recommended to those interested in the philosophy of happiness.


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