Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

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Penguin, 2000 - Religion - 202 pages
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Exiled from Vietnam over thirty years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh has become known as a healer of the heart, a monk who shows us how the everyday world can both enrich and endanger our spiritual lives. In Going Home he shows us the relationship between Buddha and Jesus by presenting a conversation between the two. In this unique way we learn how such concepts as resurrection and mindfulness converge. The brotherhood between Jesus and Buddha can teach us to "practice in such a way that Buddha is born every moment of our daily life, that Jesus Christ is born every moment of our daily life."
  

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User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

I love Thich Nhat Hanh's open discussion of the two religions. He makes it easy to see the similarities in both and the value in both. This book gave me a new perspective with which to see the world. A perfect way to start the new year. Read full review

Review: Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

User Review  - Tomek - Goodreads

3.5 Stars: I read this after Living Buddha, Living Christ. I will say that this one was not quite as good. I felt as though there was a lot of repetition both from his previous book and within this ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
THE BIRTH OF UNDERSTANDING
1
GOING HOME
39
LET THE CHILD BE BORN TO US
66
SEEKING THE DH ARM A BODY THE BODY OF TRUTH
109
THE MEANING OF LOVE
144
JESUS AND BUDDHA AS BROTHERS
171
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Thich Nhat Hanh was born in central Vietnam on October 11, 1926. He entered Tu Hieu Temple as a novice monk at the age of sixteen. During the Vietnam War, he was part of a movement called "engaged Buddhism", which combines traditional practices with nonviolent civil disobedience. For this, he was exiled by both the Communist and non-Communist governments and was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 for his efforts to reconcile North and South Vietnam. He is a teacher, author, poet, and peace activist. He has written over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children's stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. His books include The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction to Buddhism, Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love and Anger, Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire, and Living Buddha, Living Christ. He founded a retreat in France called Plum Village.

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