The Path of Compassion: Writings on Socially Engaged Buddhism
*used book in excellent condition, previous owner's name on inner page
Meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh penetrates to the heart of Buddhist morality when he urges us to "make peace right in the moment we are alive." A cup of tea, poured with clarity, taken mindfully, can help heal the world, although it might require a decade of meditation in preparation. Even one conscious breath can inspire a passerby to change her life-so important is the contribution of a single person to world change. In a sense, this discussion among twenty-one teachers and practitioners in this excellent, inspiring, and entirely necessary anthology is moot, because at the deepest level Buddhist practice is inherently, ineluctably engaged in the world. Any concern about Buddhism's apparent lack of formal, overt, political activism overlooks its message of non-duality-all beings, events, even thoughts, are inter-related, interpenetrating arising.