Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

Book - 2001
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The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally bestselling author shares the tools and power for overcoming anger. Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man, for he is humble and devout. He is a scholar of immense intellectual capacity. His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr., in nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize It was under the bodhi tree in India twenty-five centuries ago that Buddha achieved the insight that three states of mind were the source of all our unhappiness: ignorance, obsessive desire, and anger. All are equally difficult, but in one instant of anger, lives can be ruined, and our spiritual development can be destroyed. Twenty-five hundred years after the Buddha's enlightenment, medical science tells us that the Buddha was right: anger can also ruin our health. It is one of the most powerful emotions and one of the most difficult to change. Thich Nhat Hanh offers a fresh perspective on taking care of our anger as we would take care of a crying baby-picking it up, talking quietly to it, probing for what is making the baby cry. Laced with stories and techniques, Anger offers a wise and loving look at transforming anger into peace and for bringing harmony and healing to all the areas and relationships in our lives that have been affected by anger.
Publisher: New York: Riverhead Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781573221870
Branch Call Number: 294.35 Nha 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 227 p


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Feb 07, 2019

Loved this book, very easy to read and understand!

Jul 26, 2018

Like having a talk with the author. Very gentle and understanding of our human foibles. I've purchased my own copy.

Sep 12, 2016

Simply written (and often waffling), with numerous examples of exercises, each easy to implement immediately and simple enough to memorize.

Jan 20, 2012

Buy this.

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