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Answers from the Heart: Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions
For many people, one key question prevents them from taking the next step in their personal development, the development of their spiritual practice, or their journey toward self-knowledge. Answers from the Heart collects 50 of these important and heartfelt questions posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by his students and participants in his retreats, along with his often surprising ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Parallax Press
(first published 2009)
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Another lovely book. "Listening to my heart, the answer from my heart". This is one of the reason why I love to do meditation and Mantra chant. Whatever question that I have in my mind, there is always an answer. There is a voice inside of me. Meditation aims at breaking through all conceptual limitations and barriers so that we can move freely in the boundless ocean of reality. And Mantra chant have a mysterious power that cannot be logically explained. It creates miracle. I thank God for guidi ...more
This is not a comprehensive summary of Buddhist philosophy, however, it's Q&A style allows for everyman's questions and concerns on topics such as sickness, death, family, parenting, relationships, handling stress and emotions, habits, being judgemental, to be addressed. Overall, i good read to get an insight how spiritual practice can be adopted into many aspects of our daily lives.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a great guy himself. The dude is amazing. This book seemed put together overnight, though, and the questions weren't really answered too well. Kinda dodgy. Oh well, next time I'll read something straight-up.
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 ...moreMore about Thich Nhat Hanh...