Answers from the Heart

Answers from the Heart

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For many people, one key question prevents them from taking the next step in their personal development, the development of their spiritual practice, or their journey toward self-knowledge. Answers from the Heart collects 50 of these important and heartfelt questions posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by his students and participants in his retreats, along with his often surprising answers. The exchanges are divided into six thematic sections a€” Daily Life, Living and Dying, Engaged Buddhism, Mindfulness Practice, Family and Relationships, and Children's Questions a€” and combine practical, immediately applicable suggestions with ideas for further study and contemplation. The questions are from all ages and interest groups and provide a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher. Hanh's answers condense 2, 500 years of Buddhist wisdom into individual answers that shine with clarity and that summarize his own remarkable insight based on a lifetime of practice.When you sit in solidity and freedom, when you breathe in and out in mindfulness , when you touch the wonders of life, that is meditation and that is ... Q. How can we avoid the trap of falling into a routine when wea#39;re chanting or praying, the trap of going through the words or motions without paying attention? a. When you chant or when you listen to chanting, you have to involve your whole body and mind.

Title:Answers from the Heart
Author:Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher:Parallax Press - 2009-04-01


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