Peaceful Action Open Heart

In so doing, he demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of this sacred text to today's concerns. This book has been re-released with a new title. The earlier hardcover edition was entitled Opening the Heart of the Cosmos.

Peaceful Action  Open Heart

Peaceful Action, Open Heartshines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one of the most significant writings by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana sacred texts and is sometimes called "the king of sutras." Despite this fact, there are very few commentaries in English available today. Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra’s main theme-- that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha, and that Buddha-nature is inherent in everything--but he also uniquely emphasizes the sutra’s insight that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Since we all will one day become a Buddha, he says, we can use mindfulness practices right now to understand and find solutions to current world challenges. In his interpretation of the sutra, he suggests that if the practices, views, and insights of the Lotus Sutra would find application not only by individuals but also by nations, it would offer concrete solutions to transform individual suffering and the global challenges facing the world today. Stamped with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh’s insights based on the wisdom of the Lotus Sutra invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns, such as the Palestinian-Israeli war, the threat of terrorism, and the degradation of our environment. In proposing radical new ways of finding peaceful solutions to universal, contemporary conflicts, he not only challenges the U.N to change from an organization to a real organism working for peace and harmony in the world, but also encourages all branches of all governments to act as Sangha. In so doing, he demonstrates the practical and direct applicability of this sacred text to today's concerns. This book has been re-released with a new title. The earlier hardcover edition was entitled Opening the Heart of the Cosmos.

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Peaceful Action, Open Heart
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-09 - Publisher: Parallax Press

Peaceful Action, Open Heartshines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one of the most significant writings by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana
Peaceful Action, Open Heart
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-09 - Publisher: Parallax Press

Peaceful Action, Open Heartshines 60 years of study and practice upon one of the crowning scriptures of the path of the Buddha, and is destined to be known as one of the most significant writings by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered of Mahayana
Beyond the Self
Language: en
Pages: 72
Authors: Thich Nhat Hanh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-01 - Publisher: Parallax Press

"This book contains Thich Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how can use this teaching to gain better understanding and so be able to navigate our suffering and difficulties and find peace of mind and contentment." --Book Jacket.
Making Gender in the Intersection of the Human and the Divine
Language: en
Pages: 377
Authors: Thomas Donlin-Smith, Muhammad Shafiq
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-07 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This collection of essays challenges the traditional patriarchal approach to sacred literature by highlighting gender parity in sacred texts and envisioning the rise of the matriarchy in the future. The authors redefine Biblical Greek words like malakoi and arsenokoitai used in condemnation of homosexuality, and Qur’anic words like darajah and
Peace Love Yoga
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andrea R. Jain
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Engaging with the growing popular and academic interest in the "spiritual but not religious," Andrea R. Jain explores the connections between the practices of global spirituality and aspects of neoliberal capitalism in Peace Love Yoga. "Personal growth," "self-care," and "transformation" are all tropes in the narrative of the spiritual identity