Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

Drawn from unique resources, previous course White Clouds is the attractive vintage recounting of the existence and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the process 80 years. it truly is retold alternately throughout the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who supplied kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself.

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"Hanh, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, has drawn from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and chinese language assets to create this hugely acessible retelling of the tale of the Buddha. the straightforward variety is attractive, prime the reader via occasions within the Buddha's lifestyles whereas taking care to provide and toughen the significant which means and tone of his instructing. this isn't a scholarly research yet quite a heartfelt interpretation that attracts on vital resources. the result's a gorgeous and modern publication which may provide an enticing advent for these new to the topic in addition to many shiny moments for severe scholars of Buddhism. steered for school and public libraries."
- Mark Woodhouse, Gannett- Tripp Lib., Elmira Coll., N.Y.

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The thought of ordinary people and that of all the Buddhas differ completely and cannot be compared. The understanding of ordinary people about innate enlightenment and the actual experience of innate enlightenment by all the Buddhas is as different as heaven and earth. Even the combined talents of the ten saints and three sages does not surpass the Way of all the Buddhas. How can ordinary people who make useless computations even begin to measure such things? Hence, the deep-rooted, mistaken views of ordinary people and non-believers cause many to incorrectly evaluate the environment of all the Buddhas.

The power of the Dharma drowns out all other false or limited teachings]. Learning through practice has existed from the earliest times and is the best way to approach the Buddhist truth. We should have the same determination as [the second Patriarch Eka] who cut off his arm to show his earnest desire [to Bodhidharma]. He finally received the marrow [of Bodhidharma’s teaching] and transmitted his legacy to future generations. ] Our World is defined in relation to the ten quarters of direction. Each direction totally contains the basic existence of all other directions.

Think deeply about one and two. ” This too implies that prior to being cut it was one. Does this mean that one part has transcended Buddhahood? Shosho spoke of “two parts,” but don’t accept this expression blindly. It is true to say that both parts were originally one, but is there only the one total existence. ” Here “move” is the simultaneous action of samadhi and wisdom. ” Consider this very carefully. “[It] continues to move in both parts" can mean one of two things: (1) Because there is movement there is no Buddhanature; or (2) because there is movement there is Buddha-nature, but in which movement is it?

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