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Cultivating the Mind of Love [Kindle Edition]

Thich Nhat Hanh , Natalie Goldberg
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Book Description

When Thich Nhat Hanh was a 24-year-old monk, he fell desperately in love with a nun of 20. He couldn’t sleep, and stayed up all night writing poetry. This book taps that experience in an ambitious double narrative that interweaves his memories of that first love with how it was transmuted into boddhichitta with a thoughtful study of the Mahayana Buddhist sutras. Through this unusual approach, Nhat Hanh shows readers how to nurture their own "mind of love" and bring joy and hope to themselves and those around them.

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“Thich Nhat Hanh skillfully penetrates, like a diamond needle, to the very marrow of his subject. In its suitably quiet way, this book is a masterpiece.”
New Asia review

“Thich Nhat Hanh’s narrative and meditation on love and compassion is so skillfully presented that before one knows it, the gap between master and student, between Asian and American, and between East and West has seamlessly melted away.”

“Thich Nhat Hanh’s most personally revealing work.”
Turning Wheel

“I am continually amazed at how Thich Nhat Hanh is able to translate the Buddhist tradition into everyday life and make it relevant and helpful for so many people. Cultivating the Mind of Love just might be my favorite book of his ”.
—From the Foreword by Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He is the founder of Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon, and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. He is the author of Being Peace, The Miracle of Mindfulness, Peace Is Every Step, and 75 other books.

Product Details

  • File Size: 225 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1888375787
  • Publisher: Parallax Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EHZDD4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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This is a "can't stop reading" book. I have read Thich Nhat Hanh books before but this book is my favorite until now.Every page is filled with compelling teachings of buddhism and beauttiful thoughts. The book is a love story in which, Hanh basically combines the teachings of Buddah with the story of his first love. While reading this book you feel the love in the air and become totally happy. Don't believe me, find out for yourself.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I was deeply touched by this beautiful book. I have read many of Thich Nhat Hanh's books and have come to revere him as a wise and understanding spiritual teacher. In Cultivating the Mind of Love, he also shares his personal side, which really made him come to life for me. I admired his courage in talking about his own experience of falling in love, (which he readily admits monks are not supposed to do) to offer us a message about love. With his usual eloquence, Thay uses his own love story to explain how personal love can be transformed to service a greater love for all beings, or the true essence of the term bodhichitta, in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. For those on the spiritual path, this book also offers great insights into the value of dharma, sangha and other Buddhist concepts. Romantics also will not be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thoughts July 10, 2011
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I am very taken with Thich Nhat Hanh, and will read anything he has written at least once. Some of his earlier works are a bit too academic for me, but the rest of his work talks directly to me, and has been very helpful in changing course in my life.
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More About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk, a renowned Zen master, a poet, and a peace activist. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1967, and is the author of many books, including the best-selling The Miracle of Mindfulness.

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