With a warm, simple and sincere voice, the works of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh always aim for good things, peace of mind, and happiness in life.
Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is considered the second most influential Buddhist leader in the West after the Dalai Lama. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has written more than 120 books and has always received the support and acceptance of many readers because of the values of life and humanity that his books bring. Reading His book, we realize how beautiful and precious life is. Here are the 5 best books by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Old road with white clouds
The work is a realistic, vivid story, telling about the very interesting life of the Buddha character. With a writing style that is both eloquent and romantic, “Old White Clouds” easily conquers readers’ sympathy from the very first lines. With a delicate, gentle style, close and attractive storytelling, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh takes readers back to the past 2,600 years ago and immerses himself in the Nguyen River. In that place, readers seem to be able to see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears about an enlightened person whose life and actions shine with the beauty of wisdom and kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
Reading the ancient road with white clouds gives us the feeling that we are reading a love history, gentle, close and profound. The book of Ancient Tang and White Clouds has been translated into more than 20 languages, reprinted many times in many countries and ranked among the best books of the 20th century.
“And I know in advance that the reader will be very happy because when I write I am also having a lot of happiness. Writing white clouds is not a hard work but a great joy. It is a process. discover,” wrote Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh in the book’s foreword.
Anger is a beautiful book by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Through the perspective of a son of Buddha, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has opened up a new worldview for readers. Thereby helping each person recognize their own anger, neutralize their anger from the simplest things. In simple but profound language, Anger will be a reminder for each of us when we go “off the rails of emotions” in this life. Surely Anger will be a great companion on the path of nurturing each person’s soul and self-training.
“If a house is on fire, what should you do first? The first thing to do is to put out the house fire, not chase and catch people burning the house. Similarly, when we are angry, if we continue to confront and argue with the person who makes us angry, we will be like chasing after the person who burned the house while the house is on fire …”, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh wrote.
Anger was published in the US in 2001, one day before the events of 9/11/2001. So Anger became the best-selling book in America – 50,000 copies a week – within 9 months. In Korea, the book sold 1 million copies within 11 months. Many readers by reading this book have managed to tame their minds, use loving listening to reconcile with their loved ones, and bring happiness in their families and communities.
“Happiness is always around us. But we are often busy looking for happiness in a faraway place. Keeping a quiet mind to listen to every breath of heaven and earth is also a way for us to enjoy happiness. Just simple as that.
If we can’t calm ourselves, our bodies and minds are full of turmoil, we can’t feel that simple happiness. It is our heart that is calling us, but our body and mind are too noisy to hear the sound of our own heart.
Practicing mindfulness will help the turbulence in the mind gradually calm down. Mindfulness helps us not to be carried away by negative emotions such as regret, sadness, and worry. Regrets for the past. Sadness, worry for the future. These things prevent us from hearing the call of happiness,” Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh writes in the book.
With Tranquility, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will help our souls become peaceful and quiet. And we will easily feel happiness in daily life.
Reading books we become more comfortable, happier, more peaceful. With daily practice, we will realize that this life is not as negative and hopeless as we once thought. Just live every moment to the fullest; peaceful, gentle in each action, we will see that our every step contains countless miracles, and just feeling that miracle, our mind will be at peace, our life will be peaceful. happy.
To have a future
2,500 years ago, the Buddha gave principles to his lay disciples to help them live a peaceful, healthy, and happy life. Those are the Five Precepts and the foundation of each of these is mindfulness. With mindfulness, we become aware of what is happening in our bodies, feelings, souls, and the world around us, just as we avoid causing harm to ourselves and others.
The Five Precepts are love. Loving means understanding, protecting and bringing happiness to the object of our love. Practicing the Precepts is doing this. We protect ourselves and protect each other.
The Five Precepts in the book To Have a Future are presented in a new form. This is the result of the Insights gained from practicing together as a Sangha. A spiritual tradition is like a tree, which needs to be watered in order to produce new branches and leaves that can continue to be a living being. We help the Buddhist tree to grow by living deeply in spirit and by practicing morality, concentration, and wisdom.
If we continue to practice the Precepts deeply, in relation to society and culture, I believe that our children and grandchildren will have a deeper understanding of the Five Precepts than we do now and will have more more peaceful.
I’ve got my way
All activities of human society are moving towards globalization. What spiritual and ethical values in humanity’s cultural heritage need to be tested and identified so that we can use them to form a common moral and spiritual foundation for our planet? Each spiritual tradition has gems that can be put out to contribute to a global spirituality and ethics. What can Buddhism as a source of wisdom that has existed for over 2500 years contribute? That is the subject of this book.
Any moral ethics is always based on a profound view of reality, inner reality as well as world reality. Metaphysics is the foundation of ethics. The ethics of Buddhism arose from a wellspring of insight gained by Shakyamuni Buddha and his successors through profound meditative experience. That fountain of wisdom is called Right View, which is realization. That wisdom is sometimes called Dependent Origination, Interdependence, Emptiness, No Significance, Prajna, Non-Dualism, Middle Path, and No-Self… That wisdom is not ideas or theories. Theory is formed by thinking, by reasoning, but by direct experiences of reality that one attains.