Old Path, White Clouds

Old Path, White Clouds : Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

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Drawn from original sources, "Old Path White Clouds is the beautiful classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years. It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself.

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  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 149.86 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 884.5g
  • Parallax Press
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0938077260
  • 9780938077268
  • 44,800

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I read this when it was first bought for me in 1997. I've read it again and again across the years even though it's rare that I re-read a book. But this work is a classic. Thich Nhat Hanh writes so simply and elegantly that one could be reading a children's story, and yet it covers the complexities of the Buddha's life according to the Vietnamese Zen tradition. The text correlates with more brief accounts of the Buddha's life and because of it's style makes the narrative easy to remember. Not only would I recommend - I've bought this book for friends. A great read and a spiritual experience! Enjoy!show more
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