The Novice: A Story of True Love

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A timeless message of ancient wisdom

bestselling author and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh transforms an ancient folktale into a timeless parable of a young woman who dares to risk her life and her faith. with this elegant teaching, he reminds us that we all face our own injustices and suffering. By connecting with compassion, love, and the boundless heart of the Buddha, we can discover a mind and heart that are peaceful, happy, and free.

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Overview

A timeless message of ancient wisdom

bestselling author and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh transforms an ancient folktale into a timeless parable of a young woman who dares to risk her life and her faith. with this elegant teaching, he reminds us that we all face our own injustices and suffering. By connecting with compassion, love, and the boundless heart of the Buddha, we can discover a mind and heart that are peaceful, happy, and free.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama.”
Dalai Lama
“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.”
Martin Luther King
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”
Sogyal Rinpoche
“Thich Nhat Hanh writes with the voice of the Buddha.”
Thomas Merton
“Thich Nhat Hanh is more my borther than many who are nearer to me in race and nationality, because he and I see the exact same way.”
Robert Lowell
“Thich Nhat Hanh is a real poet.”
Marianne Williamson
“One of our most treasured spiritual teachers tells a story that will touch your heart. So beautiful.”
Julia Cameron
“Thich Nhat Hanh has given us a luminous book. The Novice is both instructive and haunting. Its heroine holds a lantern for all seekers.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062005847
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 337,163
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is the author of many books, including the classics Peace Is Every Step and The Art of Power. Hanh lives in Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Abandoned Child 1

Chapter 2 Humiliation 15

Chapter 3 Stepping into Freedom 23

Chapter 4 Delirium 33

Chapter 5 Unbearable Injustice 45

Chapter 6 Sharpening the Sword 55

Chapter 7 Diamond Heart 67

Chapter 8 Great Vow 81

Chapter 9 Loving Heart 91

A Brief Note on the Legend of Quan Am Thi Kinh 107

Thi Kinh's Legacy Sister Chan Khong 109

Practicing Love Thich Nhat Hanh 129

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    OMG. This book is such an inspiration!

    If you want to read and learn about forgivness, this is the novel you have been waiting for! I never knew that monks can write such a wonderful book about love and sexual energy that makes people do action that they will regret for their whole life. I really enjoyed this book, and I know all who read this will too. I love you Thich Nhat Hanh.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Well done.

    Not your traditional Hahn book. Great short novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    To slane

    I got locked out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    A Lore to understand "True Love" in yourself, for life. Living in peace within lifes unfair realities.

    The lore that allows the passage on the idea of "True Love" from generation to generation. The book reveals the way to an inner peace; to live in a Monks peace.

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