In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching book, author Thich Nhat Hanh brings his gift of clear and poetic expression to an explanation. The Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and other basic Buddhist teachings. Author’s extraordinary contribution to Buddhism and to life is the way he makes these teachings and practices accessible to everyone. Showing us how the very suffering that is holding us down can be the path to our liberation.
What should we think when on the one hand Buddhism tells us that life is suffering and on the other we are told to enjoy life’s every moment? Loved around the world for his simple, straightforward explanations of Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh has finally turned his hand to the very core of Buddhism and conundrums such as this. In the traditional way, Thich Nhat Hanh takes up the core teachings one by one–the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Twelve Links of Interdependent Co-Arising–but his approach is as fresh as a soft breeze through a plum orchard.
For illustration, he dips into the vast stores of Buddhist literature right alongside contemporary anecdotes. Pointing out subtleties that can get glossed over in other popular introductions. He also includes three short but key sutras, essential source teachings from which all Buddhism flows.
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