A Lifetime of Peace: Essential Writings by and about Thich Nhat Hanh

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Da Capo Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 330 pages
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A Lifetime of Peace follows the successful model established by A Lifetime of Wisdom: Essential Writings by and about the Dalai Lama. It draws on dozens of sources to collect the very best writing by and about Thich Nhat Hanh, the revered Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. This timely collection is both a political and spiritual handbook which encompasses all of Thich Nhat Hanh's major themes—mindfulness, love, truth, compassion, and peace on earth. In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize, citing the monk’s lifelong efforts to encourage peace and reconciliation around the world. This important collection will not only present Hanh’s writing about his experiences during the Vietnam War and excerpts from his journals, but also collect a range of other highlights, such as his advice for those entering into meditation practice and his unique insights into Buddhist and Christian theology. But above all, A Lifetime of Peace is a timely and thought-provoking examination of the nature of peace—both as an inner state of being and as a real condition in the world.
 

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Contents

journals 19621966
1
RELIGION IN THE WORLD
39
from BEING PEACE
87
A ROSE FOR YOUR POCKET
103
SELFIMMOLATION
113
To VETERANS
123
Practicing the Art of Mindful Living
145
An Interview with Thich Nhat Hanh
157
A Profile ofThich Nhat Hanh
211
from BE FREE WHERE You
225
ON BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF LOVE
235
Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
251
Living Spiritual Communities
273
MAN Is NOT OUR ENEMY
295
Comforting Wisdom for Life
309
Acknowledgments
325

Commentaries
175
from LIVING BUDDHA LIVING CHRIST
193

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