Buddhist Teaching on Awakening and True Happiness
This volume contains two sutras, The Sutra on the Eight Realisations of Great Beings and its complementary text, The Discourse on Happiness. The sutras explain in practical detail how to progress step-by-step towards the Buddhist ideals of simplicity, generosity, compassion, and enlightenment.
The first sutra reflects the insights of the bodhisattvas (buddhist saints) in their lifelong practice of compassion and understanding, realisations which help all beings to recognise suffering in the world. The second sutra is a gentle reminder of the common human values and endeavours that are often forgotten in daily life, and reminds readers of the happiness derived from simple things.
Thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh’s warm, thoughtful commentary and contemporary language, both teachings are unusually approachable and can be read and enjoyed by those new to the art of mindful living.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace.
- Publication Date:
- January 10, 2007
- Parallax Pressa