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Opening the Heart of the Cosmos: Insights on the Lotus Sutra

Authors: Nhat Hanh, Thich
Publisher: Parallax Press
BISAC/Subject: REL092000
ISBN: 9781935209782, Related ISBNs: 1935209787, 9781935209782
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 216,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh uses the Lotus Sutra, one of Mahayana Buddhism’s most revered texts, to illustrate the Buddha nature inherent in everyone. With great passion and clarity, he demonstrates how each human being has the capacity to transform their own individual suffering, develop compassion, and help create more peace in the world.

Nhat Hanh’s insights invoke a wide range of contemporary topics and concerns, from war and the threat of terrorism to individual anxiety and the degradation of our environment. He proposes a radical new solution to current conflicts, encouraging each of us to work on our own mindfulness practice to create greater peace and harmony. His accessible analysis of the sacred text demonstrates its practical and direct applicability to today’s concerns.
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