In this modern spiritual classic, a world spiritual leader and Zen master shows how to adapt simple Zen principles for daily living and the way to peace--the first practical book on the subject since Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Peace Is Every Step offers ways to use everyday events--washing dishes, eating a meal, sitting in traffic--in the quest ...
In this modern spiritual classic, a world spiritual leader and Zen master shows how to adapt simple Zen principles for daily living and the way to peace--the first practical book on the subject since Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Peace Is Every Step offers ways to use everyday events--washing dishes, eating a meal, sitting in traffic--in the quest for peace and fulfillment.
I'm not a Buddhist, but feel a real inner connection to Buddhist teachings. The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh are my two favorite "teachers" reads. It's very hard to read anything by either of them and not have your inner self nod in agreement.
As with many other of Thich Nhat Hanh's books, his insights into how to live a calmer, more fulfilling life are straight forward and seem quite do-able. I've learned how to be more peaceful and happy just through learning how to wash dishes, thanks to his teachings. Who would ever think one would come to actually like washing dishes? I do. (now)
This is a great book for anyone who would like to learn about different ways to meditate in everyday life, (yes, let your dishes be part of it) and gain a few insights into basic Buddhist teachings.
Publishers Weekly, 1990-12-21 ``Next time you are caught in a traffic jam . . . sit back and smile . . . a smile of compassion and loving kindness.'' While such sappy Zen advice from a Buddhist monk, a Vietnamese resident in France following his exile in 1966, could send Western seekers of enlightenment into overdrive, fortunately most of the suggestions offered in this slim guidebook are of more substance. In a series of vignettes and short passages, e.g., ``Cooking Our Potatoes,'' Nhat Hanh outlines techniques for living mindfullly, that is, in the present. Emphasizing that all things are interconnected on personal and political levels, he notes, for example, that the wealth of one society is based on the poverty of others. This book of illuminating reminders bids us to reorient the way we look at the world, turning away from a goal-driven, me-first modality toward a humanitarian perspective. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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