No Mud, No Lotus

No Mud, No Lotus

The Art of Transforming Suffering

Paperback - 2014
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The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus , Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we're able to face our suffering, we can't be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.

Nhat Hanh shares how the practices of stopping, mindful breathing, and deep concentration can generate the energy of mindfulness within our daily lives. With that energy, we can embrace pain and calm it down, instantly bringing a measure of freedom and a clearer mind.

No Mud, No Lotus introduces ways to be in touch with suffering without being overwhelmed by it. "When we know how to suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we suffer much, much less." With his signature clarity and sense of joy, Thich Nhat Hanh helps us recognize the wonders inside us and around us that we tend to take for granted and teaches us the art of happiness.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781937006853
1937006859
Branch Call Number: 294.34442
Characteristics: 124 pages ; 21 cm

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Oct 09, 2017

I encourage anyone who is looking for a way to improve their life to read this book and any of
Nhat Hahn's writings. This book does have more definite actions one can take, how to start meditating, breath control, walking meditation than the other ones I have read so far. I think he is so far a 'well kept secret' as far as spiritual leaders go but he is one that can help anyone decipher Buddhism's teachings and put them in practice in our daily life.

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