Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, he was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr., for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, sixty in English, including Being Peace, Old Path White Clouds, Anger, and No Death, No Fear. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on the art of mindful living.
For a Future to be Possibleby Thich Nhat Hanh
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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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.
If you are looking for an introduction to Buddhist philosophy, this a great text.