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Anger : Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity' Martin Luther King, Jr, in Nobel Peace Prize nomination. It was under the bodhi tree in India 2500 years ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: ignorance, obsessive desire and anger. All are equally difficult to control but, in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined, and our spiritual development can be destroyed. Twenty-five centuries after the Buddha's insight, medical science tells us that the Buddha was right: anger can also ruin our health. It is one of the most powerful emotions and one of the most difficult to change. Thich Nhat Hanh offers a fresh perspective on taking care of our anger as we would take care of a baby crying - picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry.Laced with stories and techniques, Anger offers a wise and loving look at transforming this difficult emotion into peace and for bringing harmony and healing to all the areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 17mm | 259g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Rider & Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0712611819
  • 9780712611817
  • 15,062

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"An extremely important book" -- Marina Abramovic Observer "Tich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity." -- Martin Luther King, Jrshow more

About Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese poet, bestselling author and peace activist, has been a Buddhist monk for over 40 years. He was chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace delegation during the Vietnam War and was nominated by Dr Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1966 he visited the US and Europe on a peace mission and was unable to return to his native land. Today he heads Plum Village, a meditation community in south-western France, where he teaches, writes, gardens and aids refugees worldwide.show more

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The Buddha taught that three states of mind are the source of all our happiness: ignorance, obsessive desire and anger. All are equally difficult but, in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined and our spiritual development destroyed. Anger is one of the most powerful emotions, and one of the hardest to change. Buddhist monk, activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thich Nhat Hanh, offers a fresh perspective on taking care of this tempestuous feeling. He suggests we look after it as we would a crying baby: by picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry. Laced with interesting stories and practical techniques, this unusually helpful and stimulating work offers a wise and loving look at transforming such an explosive emotion into peace, and at bringing harmony and healing to all areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger.show more

Review Text

"Tich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity."show more

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