Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, has drawn from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources to create this highly acessible retelling of the story of the Buddha. The simple style is engaging, leading the reader through events in the Buddha's life while taking care to present and reinforce the central meaning and tone of his teaching. This is not a scholarly study but rather a heartfelt interpretation that draws on important sources. The result is a beautiful and contemporary book that can offer an attractive introduction for those new to the subject as well as many bright moments for serious students of Buddhism. Recommended for college and public libraries.
- Mark Woodhouse, Gannett- Tripp Lib., Elmira Coll., N.Y.
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'The Buddha was the source. Venerable Svasti and the young buffalo boys were rivers that flowed from the source. Wherever the rivers flowed, the Buddha would be there.' In Old Path White Clouds, scholar, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh retells the story of the Buddha in his own inimitably beautiful style. He draws upon Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources to trace the Buddha's life slowly and gently through the course of eighty years. Seen partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself and partly through those of Svasti, the buffalo boy, Old Path White Clouds brings the Buddha closer to us as we journey with him on his path to enlightenment and nirvana. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
This book has given me a much deeper understanding of the Buddha's teachings.
Read it slowly and mindfully. You will find it to be a joyful experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a must read for those want to know the life of the Lord.Published 2 months ago by Ram
A must-have reading everybody should read, despite the religion or beliefs. The easy going way the author depicts the Buddha is heart-warming, giving the reader a clear picture of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JORGE MARTINEZ MORALES
Trully touching how the autor put forth the life and teachings of the Buddha. Must read it whether you are buddhist or notPublished 2 months ago by Ruy Gabriel B Filho
A beautiful book that tells the story of the Buddha, based on the Pali canon. The characters, drawn of course with literary license, are endearing and the book reads well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nat D. Brown
very good book. I read it every year. each year I get a different take. reads like a story, but it always gives you food for thought.Published 2 months ago by glenda infante
One of his very best books for my situation and process. Wonderful blend of historical interpretation with a great deal of both informal Buddhist wisdom and allegory mixed with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer