The Heart Of The Buddha's Teaching (Thich Nhat Hanh) - Book Review


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I'm finding a common pattern amongst books on this subject that I'm really not enjoying.
'The Heart Of The Buddha's Teaching' by Thich Nhat Hanh is an explanation of the most essential ideas, instructions, teachings and guides of Buddhism & the Buddha. It is split into 4 parts with the first two deconstructing the Four Noble Truths & The Noble Eightfold Path and the latter two examining other basic precepts and direct discourses from the Buddha.
I summarised the book as follows. "For me, nothing distinguishes this from any of the other Buddhism books that I have read. I found it a bit too disordered and honestly struggled to get through it. It contains all the core info I have learnt from Buddhism but you are probably better suited to gain this knowledge from somewhere like Wikipedia."
I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!
(0:00) - Intro
(0:37) - Synopsis
(2:51) - The Buddha's Teaching: Core doctrines of Buddhism
(8:06) - The Heart: Other basics & discourses
(10:21) - Personal Observations/Takeaways
(14:55) - Summary
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