The Art of Power

The Art of Power

by Thich Nhat Hanh


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Turning our conventional understanding of power on its head, world-renowned Zen master, spiritual leader, and national bestselling author Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how true power comes from within. What we seek, we already have.

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ISBN-13: 9780061242366
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 161,659
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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 has led retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

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Art of Power 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Art of Power by Tich Nhat Hanh is great. It is motivating. It helps you center. I recommend this book for beginners and experts alike. I bought this book for a friend who had not read anything about meditation before, and she loved it. I asked her to make sure she gave me the book to reread when she was finished it is one of my favorites. I have read Tich Nhat Hahn before, and this book does not disappoint. Be sure to grab a copy next time your in the store and get one while online it will change your life.
ocean0218 More than 1 year ago
Incredible book. Different approach to power. Smooth and connects on many levels. Great book from Master Hanh who was nominated by Martin Luther King,Jr for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Highly recommended.
RichardHollos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The title of this book is misleading. The usual understanding of power is the ability to exhibit a large amount of physical or financial influence. What Hanh means by power is the ability to affect the attitudes, thoughts, and opinions of others.This book is one of the most valuable books I have ever read. I have read 2 other mindfulness books: Wild Chickens and Petty Tyrants, and Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. This book is the best yet, and stands out from the other 2 in its practicality. I was so impressed with this book, that I plan on reading all of Thich Nhat Hanh's other books. There are very few holy men in this world, but Thich Nhat Hanh is one of them. You will know what I mean by this if you read this book.My favorite quotes from this book: Imagine the power of our actions if each one contained one hundred percent of our attention. (pg 41) It is possible to live mindfully every moment of your daily life. This makes you happy and it also makes the people around you happy. (pg 90) Silence is very important. It allows, it helps life to be. We have to retrain ourselves to enjoy silence. (pg 156) Civilization is going to end if we continue to drown in the competition for power, fame, sex, and profit. (pg 169) It's wonderful to stop your thinking and just be. Most of our thinking is an obstacle to being, because when you're absorbed in thinking, you aren't present and fully alive and you can't touch the wonders of life. (pg 179)
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Setting aside all powerful elements of our society and finding peacefulness and happiness within that opens a new dimension to our minds, our beings.
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