Old Path White Clouds

Old Path White Clouds

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Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the yes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature. "I have not avoided including the various difficulties the Buddha encountered, both from his own disciples and in relation to the wider society. If the Buddha appears in this book as a man close to us, it is partly due to recounting such difficulties." - from the author's Afterword.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 149.86 x 233.68 x 45.72mm | 884.5g
  • Parallax Press
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 0938077260
  • 9780938077268
  • 47,128

About Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living. Illustrated by Nguyen Thi Hop; Translated by Mobi Ho.show more

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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
by Binyamin Rose
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