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Taming the Tiger Within
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Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers daily guidance for becoming free of the strong emotions that make us suffer the most.
Everyone wants peace, but as anyone who has tried to find it knows, the biggest obstacle is often our own powerful emotions. In Taming the Tiger Within, Thich Nhat Hanh distills the wisdom of his many books into short meditations and contemplations for applying his advice to daily life-for transforming anger, fear, jealousy, and other difficult emotions.
An acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide. Now, he focuses his profound spiritual in-sight on the basic human emotions we all struggle with every day: anger, fear and love. Drawn from his national bestsellers No Death, No Fear; Anger; and Going Home and grounded in the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion, this handbook of meditations and reflections offers readers inspirational and pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, conquering fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life.
"Vietnamese Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh has authored three national bestsellers that deal with negative emotions: Anger, Going Home and No Death, No Fear. Here he distills some of the best quotations from those three books, offering advice on how to conquer rage, jealousy, fear and the desire for revenge. Often the thoughts are just a sentence long, and rarely more than three; the book is designed to be savored over time through deep reflection. Some of Hanh's suggestions are practical (such as walking to diffuse anger or writing a love letter to a cherished individual), while others will require more rumination. One key to reducing anger, for example, is to practice 'deep looking' and recognize that all beings are interconnected; the angry person is inextricably intertwined with the one she imagines is her enemy. Though spare, even Spartan, this book holds seeds of profound wisdom. However, more serious readers will want to delve into the three classics that this book draws upon, since they are already accessible, brief and easy to understand." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Grounded in the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and compassion, this handbook of meditations and reflections offers techniques for diffusing anger, conquering fear, and cultivating love.
Taming the Tiger Within is a handbook of meditations, analogies, and reflections that offer pragmatic techniques for diffusing anger, converting fear, and cultivating love in every arena of life-a wise and exquisite guide for bringing harmony and healing to one's life and relationships.
Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.
About the Author
Thich Nhat Hanh has been a Buddhist monk since the age of sixteen. He has survived three wars, persecution, and more than thirty years of exile. He is the master of a temple in Vietnam whose lineage goes back more than two thousand years and is traceable to Buddha himself. He is the author of more than one hundred books of poetry, fiction, and philosophy including Anger and Living Buddha, Living Christ.
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