For a Future to Be Possible: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life
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For a Future to Be Possible: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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The Five Mindfulness Trainings — to not kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants — are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. In this fully revised edition, Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh argues eloquently for their universal applicability in daily situations. Nhat Hanh discusses in depth the value and…  See more details below

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The Five Mindfulness Trainings — to not kill, steal, commit adultery, lie, or take intoxicants — are the basic statement of ethics and morality in Buddhism. In this fully revised edition, Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh argues eloquently for their universal applicability in daily situations. Nhat Hanh discusses in depth the value and meaning of each precept, offering insights into the roles that they could play in our changing society. In a world marked by moral and spiritual emptiness, he says, The Five Mindfulness Trainings offer a path to the restoration of meaning and value. The author calls the trainings a “diet for a mindful society” that transcends sectarian boundaries, and he presents simple yet powerful ways that people can come together around them to explore and sustain a sane, compassionate, and healthy way of living.

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ISBN-13:
9781888375664
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
03/09/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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For a Future to Be Possible: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This little book is my constand companion. Reading it refreshes my commitment to practice mindful living. Too often I forget... It reminds of "The Five Precepts" in an easily understandable language. Thich Nhat Hanh calls them in this booklet "The Five Mindful Trainings." It's my daily refresher course for mindful living.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, this a great text.