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Beyond the Self: Teachings on the Middle Way

ISBN13: 9781935209416
ISBN: 1935209418
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $8.95
Publisher: Parallax Press
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Pages: 72
Average Goodreads rating: 4.10/5 (112 ratings)

One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending "either/or" thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how we can use this teaching to better understand how to navigate our difficulties and find peace of mind. By changing how we see the world, Beyond the Self helps us transform ourselves.