"This book is a treasure. If you look deeply you will see in it the seeds of all Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, and the seeds of your awakenings as well."
"...a jewel of love and wisdom."
REVIEWS OF ORIGINAL EDITION:
“Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life.”
a glass of water in the desert for those interested in both Buddhism and the world.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Being Peace is distilled wisdom, the language simple and clear. This book is for everyone.”
“[Thich Nhat Hanh] has pared down the voluminous teachings of Buddhism to their innermost core.”
Stephen Batchelor, in Resurgence
This collection of teachings by noted Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh will be eagerly read by those concerned about world peace. Rev. Thich claims that world peace starts with the individual's acquiring inner peace. He challenges the reader in warm and anecdotal dialogues:``Have we wasted our hours and days? Are we wasting our lives? . . . Practicing Buddhism is to be alive to each moment.'' Meditation, says the author, is not an escape from the difficult present but an active form of service to society, directing us to understanding and compassion toward all suffering humanity. The author terms this ``engaged Buddhism.'' Free of jargon and eminently practical, this wise and joyous book celebrates the spirituality inherent in daily life. For academic and public libraries. Alphonse Vinh, Yale Univ. Lib.