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Old Path, White Clouds: Life Story of the Buddha

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Book Summary of Old Path, White Clouds: Life Story of the Buddha

Drawn directly from over 24 Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources and retold by the author, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself.

Details of Book: Old Path, White Clouds: Life Story of the Buddha (BSID:15486)

Book Old Path, White Clouds: Life Story of the Buddha
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN 0712654178
ISBN-13 9780712654173, 978-0712654173
Binding Paperback
Publisher Rider & Co.
Publishing Date 1992
Number of Pages 600
Language Vietnamese
Dimensions 8.46 x 5.39 x 1.73 inches
Weight 670 grams

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Patrick April 18, 2008 review from Goodreads

I just finished this reading this book as a participant in the every-other-Wednesday reading/discussion group at the Reno Buddhist Church. If you pick up a copy, don't be intimidated by the book's hefty size; it's written in an easy, flowing style and you will move through it quickly.A thorough r...

Yirong October 19, 2010 review from Goodreads

Personally, the best written recount of the buddha's life.Beautiful, clear and simple writing without missing out on the important sutras and key essence of what buddhism is all about. I have attended Thich Nhat Nanh's retreat and enjoyed it thoroughly. He also mentioned in his website that " I k...

Manu April 08, 2012 review from Goodreads

The story of the Buddha, through a couple of narratives - one that of the cowherd turned monk Svasti, and the other, probably that of Buddha himself, which moves back and forth to also tell us about Siddhartha's early life, before and during his enlightenment. The book also lays a lot of stress o...

Evan July 28, 2011 review from Goodreads

I picked this book up from the store without even researching it. It's wonderful so far - a "novelistic" approach to the Buddha's life and teaching, told from the perspective of a young buffalo boy named Svasti. Written by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, it somehow manages to be charming and full of...

Roberta October 22, 2011 review from Goodreads

This very long book (almost 600 pages) is best read slowly, in small bits, over time. I have great admiration for Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and I am a student of Buddhism, so the book was particularly interesting to me. I saw how many present day practices -- such as walking m...


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