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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on meditation I've seen, 22 Dec 2003
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This is a fantastic introduction to meditation. It is not written in a dry, technical way, but rather with gentle anecdotes and suggestions that are easy to read, understand and enjoy. The small size of the book perhaps reflects the reality of simplicity being a component of the peace the book discusses and is in itself encouraging!! If you've ever wanted to know what meditation is, or how to get started, this must be one of the best places.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on mindfulness, 8 Jun 1999
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I have read books for many times and find it refreshing every time I read. This book has been translated into my country language (Thai) and has been published for 12 times !!!
This book tell how to meditate and apply mindfulness(Sati) in daily life. I suggest "Mindfulness in Plain English" if you are interested in mindfulness meditation in more detail.
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160 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Buddhist Monk, 9 Dec 2003
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Thich Nhat Hanh has to be one of the best authors on Buddhism I have ever read. His style of writing flows so well that his books are easy to read and it's clear to see that in this book he was really writing from the heart. After reading The Miracle of Mindfulness it leaves me with such a good understanding of the mind of such a great monk and a feeling of peace. I would recommend this book to anyone whether they have read other books on Buddhism or are just curious to know the basics of Buddhist thought and teachings. Thich Nhat Hanh shows us throughout his book how we spend too much time worrying about the past and the future without ever stopping to consider the present and how we fail to see the wider picture of our existence within the rest of the world. This is a refreshing and calming read in what is usually a busy and fast-paced existence. This is a book that can make you slow down and re-prioritise what is truly important in life making your life less stressful and selfish. A truly inspiring read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great hand book about dealing with problems., 6 Sep 1998
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I absolutely recommend reading this book. This book is for the unfortunate majority of people in the world, myself included, which wastes too much time and energy thinking/worrying about past events or about the future. This book encourages people to enjoy life by living in the present.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on how to gain peace and serenity in your life., 2 Oct 1998
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This is a wonderful book that opened my eyes to the peace and serenity that can be acheived by living in the present moment. It is beautifully written in such a calming and peaceful wat that it is impossible for me to ignore it's teachings.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Approach, 21 Jan 2008
This review is from: The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation (Paperback)
This is an excellent read, the book is simple to follow and gives good techniques, which can be applied on a daily basis. While reading this book I felt connected page after page, as it envelops the reader of mindful thoughts and as we recognise each aspects of our thoughts. We will be able to overcome the negative perspectives, apply the positive thoughts resulting in overall empowerment, peaceful and blissful life.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peerless wisdom, 10 April 2009
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This book (among others by Thich Nhat Hahn) is a really good in-road to learning some important guiding principles for life, in a world often disinclined to take or teach such advice. I would also recommend 'Peace is Every Step,' which is less practical, more theoretical and based in stories from the life of the author. Writings such as this allow the individual to explore their interior landscape without biase or indoctrination. A valuable tool for any thinker, regardless of religion or ideology.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a handbook for happiness., 18 April 2003
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Nhat Hanh gives generously and in this beautiful book attempts to illustrate a better way to be. the message is simple, easy to understand and without doubt incredibly useful. Buddhism has been the bedrock of the author’s life but any reader can enrich his life by learning to breath and with a smile be there now.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing and meditative in itself, 4 Aug 1999
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This book is stimulates meditation during reading. Nhat Hanh, a remarkable writer about engaged Buddhism has a wonderful way of encouraging the reader to smile. While he does not distill the underlying ideologies of Buddhism, he brings to light tangible aspects of meditation that can truly help in everyday life
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simple and practical guide to increasing awareness, 3 Jan 2008
This is a lovely book with many practical tips on meditating.

My particular favourite is the reference to 'washing the dishes to wash the dishes' - the idea of living in the present and enjoying tasks that we all want to put off. By focusing on the job in hand and not ruminating or thinking about what we are going to do next, Hanh rewards the reader with very simple but profound advice. - my dishes have never been cleaner and my mind is certainly less cluttered as a result!
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