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The Novice: A remarkable story of love and truth

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Book Summary of The Novice: A remarkable story of love and truth

A devoted student and diligent worker at the Dharma Cloud Temple monastery, Kinh Tam is not who he appears to be. And yet the novice's true identity cannot be revealed without Kinh paying a terrible price.

To continue on the path to enlightenment, Kinh must suffer false accusations, physical hardship and public humiliation without complaint. With absolute grace, astounding compassion and unwavering resolve, the novice perseveres in the face of every challenge. Ultimately, Kinh Tam's moving fate will transform lives and offer hope for us all.

In these pages, Zen master, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh retells an ancient Vietnamese folk tale, sharing Kinh's story as a teaching and proposing a real way of being in the the world that is utterly relevant now, in the twentyfirst century.

About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh, a worldrenowned writer, poet, scholar and Zen Buddhist monk, lives in the monastic communities he has founded in France and America. The author of the hugely popular Anger and the classic The Miracle of Mindfulness, as well as numerous other books, he conducts public workshops throughout the world and peacemaking retreats with Vietnam veterans, Palestinians and Israelis. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

Details of Book: The Novice: A remarkable story of love and truth (BSID:5838)

Book The Novice: A remarkable story of love and truth
Author Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN 1846043174
ISBN-13 9781846043178, 978-1846043178
Binding Paperback
Publisher Rider
Publishing Date 2011
Number of Pages 208
Language English
Dimensions 8.5 x 5.31 x 0.47 inches
Weight 182 grams

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Vicki January 06, 2013 review from Goodreads

It is amazing how a book sometimes finds it way to you when you need it most. I've read other books by Thich Nhat Hanh so I knew this would be a great story but I didn't expect it to have such an impact on me, I read it in one sitting. I needed to be reminded of how important it is to forgive. Th...

Beth December 01, 2012 review from Goodreads

This is a retelling of an old Vietnamese folk tale by Thich Nhat Hanh. It should definitely be read as a Buddhist lesson, rather than as literature. If you read it as literature, it will be disappointing, but as an example of what the principle of loving-kindness looks like, then it is a useful r...

Daniel March 18, 2013 review from Goodreads

The book would be a boring insight into Buddhist Monastic life,if it was about a man.In the area of Vietnam where the Buddhist Monastery is they did not have nuns who practiced in the area,although in this time period they existed.To compare and contrast,if a person leaves his or her gender role,...

Kunal September 05, 2012 review from Goodreads

This is a ok book about a famous Vietnamese folktale. A young teenage girl ends up getting married to a young man and the man finds her one day with scissors trying to cut off some of his hair while he is sleeping, but he misinterprets it as she trying to kill him and they end up separating. She...

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