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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  3,636 ratings  ·  389 reviews
Còn sống và bước đi trên mặt đất này là một phép lạ, nhưng hầu hết chúng ta lại chạy đi tìm hạnh phúc ở một nơi xa xôi nào đó như thể là có một nơi tốt đẹp hơn để đến vậy. Chúng ta mất rất nhiều thời gian để đi tìm hạnh phúc trong khi đó thế giới quanh ta tràn đầy những mầu nhiệm. Những vẻ đẹp của đất trời đang gọi ta từng ngày, từng giờ nhưng hiếm khi ta nghe được. Điều k ...more
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by HarperOne
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Rachel
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Powerful. Life-changing.
My favorite of all the Thich Nhat Hanh work I have read.
3 mindful breaths truly can change everything.
I recommend this highly to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired (unfulfilled, stuck, apart from their true nature).
Chris Austin
Jan 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I adore Thich Nhat Hanh and have read 13 of his books, with The Art of Communicating as my favorite, followed by Fear and Reconciliation.

One thing to know about his books is that he frequently uses the same material in multiple books, told in slightly different ways. These anecdotes and the related bits of wisdom are combined to form a rough narrative around the topic - e.g. "Fidelity" has a lot in common with "The Art of Communicating" and "True Love", though "The Art of Communicating" is a mu
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Sheila Jungco
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The author's words are like water that flows and refreshes me daily. I have been reading this for 10 days. I tried to silence my mind as it suggests, and it was equally difficult as doing a plank. Indeed this is a discipline and an exercise i must learn as a habit. As i want to nourish my body, my mind and soul needed much more silence than i thought as i learned that i must be preoccupied.

I wake up and I smile for the another 24 hours today. I breath in and breath out. I enjoy listening to the
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Kelly
This really gets at a lot of what I've been mulling over and moving my life toward during this pandemic. ...more
Tommy
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Is it oddly ironic that I opted to listen to an audiobook recording of a book titled "Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise"? Regardless, Thich Nhat Hanh confirms what I was already aware of, but too "hooked" to let go of, and that is the fact that we - as individuals and as a society - are perpetually inundated by noise. Not just sound, but the "head traffic" of texts, emails, social media, alerts and reminders, and more. We're approaching a point when we are incapable of being c ...more
Janice
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If your dreams aren't coming true, you might think that you need to do more, or think and strategize more. In fact, what you might need is less noise coming from inside and outside. Silence is a kind of magic formula that helps cultivate deep listening and mindfulness, transforming a situation and our lives on a breath. So much to love about this book. ...more
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thich Nhat Hanh's Silence is subtitled The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise. Just reading this book reminded me of the importance of taking time to sit in silence and stillness, and so I did.
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Sushanth Kodela
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
'Time is life', this quote from the book will go up as a poster on my wall.

The book talks about how Silence is not its mundane definition - the lack of sound. It illuminates the reader's mind by introducing 'Real Silence', the kind that calms or stills your mind by creating a void of thoughts.

I love the author's use of the term, Radio NST (Non Stop Thinking), a problem that we are all are constantly plagued with. The act of NST loosens our grasp on both our physical self and consciousness.

We al
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Roy Madrid
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mindfulness but with examples and exercises from a man that exudes peace through the paper
MyNguyen1709
In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how important of silence, of solitude. Silence is very powerful sound. I will quote some my favorites sentences in this book. "If we can silence within ourselves, we can hear 5 true sounds: the sound of wonder of life; Sound of the One Who Observes the World - the sound of listening; the Brahma Sound - om; The sound of Rising Tide - voice of Buddha; the Sound That Transcends All Sounds of World." "How mindfulness is the practice that stops the noise inside ...more
Nikki
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Thich Nhat Hanh that I have read, although I have followed his teachings for many years. It is a lovely read and very thought provoking, I’ve learnt a couple of new things regarding my mindfulness practices, which have been very helpful, particularly regarding the island of self. Also, to find moments of mindfulness in everyday tasks such as brushing your teeth and making tea! I had not thought of this before.

His thoughts on suffering, have reminded me about the import
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Merilee
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book for anyone overwhelmed with their busy life and wanting a way to increase mindfulness in a practical manner. It's written with such a simple, easy, manner that it's not only a joy to read but gives you ways to incorporate mindful practice into a busy lifestyle. Thich Nhat Hanh clearly understands how a lot of us move through life so quickly, always thinking about what happened in the past or what needs to happen in the future that we fail to enjoy the present moment. ...more
Phil
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Thay for continuing to teach me for all these years. One day, perhaps, I'll get there. Because of you, I keep trying. No one has taught me more about love, peace, mindfulness . . . true spirituality. ...more
Carl Phillips
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written. A simple but powerful message in our sometimes strange and ever noisier times. Thich is the real deal and this book is an amazing read. Highly recommended.
Mandy Drager
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many parts of this book have resonated with me and have stuck with me during and after reading. This book is easy to read, but I had to take it in small portions to really savor what I was taking in.
Nayan
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Powerful astonishing😲. Love it, life changing. Happiness. We can achieve many things by being silent.
Suyog Garg
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book.
Everyone should read it.
The thoughts on love and compassion are intriguing.
Mindfully Evie
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, self-help
If you’ve read any of Thích Nhất Hạnh’s books, then you’ll have a general idea of the kind of advice he gives. Stemming from his meditation and mindfulness, he offers powerful and yet extremely simplistic insight into how important it is to be in the moment, to tune in with the breath, to seek out the silence and just be. Although he often doesn’t change in what he is saying or offer different material, there is always something so soothing about reading his words. Even if we already know it and ...more
Mặt Trời Nhỏ
I hoped to find peace and silence for my soul with this book. Yet I find this book strangely political. Of course, it's not in obvious statements, just a few remarks here and there, very subtly, that I realized he was taking a political stand, which I guess is fine. But it defeats the purpose of this book. The way the message is conveyed is redundant and repetitive. This is the first book I've read from him, and to be completly honest, I'm quite dissapointed. He is so well loved, and I wanted to ...more
Julie
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Favs:

"Realize that silence comes from your heart and not from the absence of talk."

"To fully experience this life as a human being, we all need to connect with our desire to realize something larger than our individual selves. This can be motivation enough to change our ways so we can find relief from the noise that fills our heads."

"With the act of breathing in mindfully, you go inside. Your body is breathing; and your body is your home. In each breath, you can come home to yourself."
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Sandy
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If only there were a way to have this book live inside my heart! Thich Nhat Hanh is steadily becoming the inspiration for my life. Having read several of his books, I'm seeing themes of self-awareness and self-care which evolve into authentic caring for the other. This book focuses on how silence assists us to be very present in the moment. He mentions Buddhism frequently; however, the Christian and Sufi mystics share his perspective, as does Jung and Thoreau. Love and kindness permeate the mood ...more
Syazwanie Winston Abdullah
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.

The practice of mindfulness is very simple. You stop, you breathe and you steal your mind. You come home to yourself so you can enjoy the here and now.

If we are angry, we are the anger.
If we are in love, we are the love.
If we look at the snowy mountain peak, we are the mountain.
While dreaming, we are the dream.
Serena Long ﺕ
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
SILENCE! THE POWER OF QUIET IN A WORLD FULL OF NOISE. Another excellent book by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book is incredible. Thank you Thay, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, the great meditation master. My memento mori.
Craig Werner
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A simpler book than the last two I read by Thich Nhat Hanh; less Buddhist-centered, more on mindfulness. If you haven't read any of his work and aren't interetested in Buddhism per se, a good place to start. Lots of practical guidelines on how to incorporate silence into a busy life. ...more
Mariana
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful, to be read over.I REREAD IT
Jess
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
My favorite of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books so far.
Amanda
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great refresher about the benefits of meditation, or a perfect introduction to it. I'm sure I'll go back to this book again and again. ...more
Luka Rtveladze
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If we listen from the mind of silence, every birdsong and every whispering of the pine branches in the wind will speak to us.
Monalisa
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is my 3rd book in the mindfulness series of books by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Reading his words bring peace. And the path to mindfulness is practical to incorporate in our day to day life.
danielle
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Nonthinking is an art, and like any art, it requires patience and practice" - page 55

This book is a beautiful, poetic return to mindfulness, the richness in silence, and the power of sound.

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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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“When feeling lonely or anxious, most of us have the habit of looking for distractions, which often leads to some form of unwholesome consumption -- whether eating a snack in the absence of hunger, mindlessly surfing the Internet, going on a drive, or reading. Conscious breathing is a good way to nourish body and mind with mindfulness.” 13 likes
“All the wonders of life are already here. They’re calling you. If you can listen to them, you will be able to stop running. What you need, what we all need, is silence. Stop the noise in your mind in order for the wondrous sounds of life to be heard. Then you can begin to live your life authentically and deeply.” 7 likes
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