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In this modern classic, world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh presents a clear, concise translation and commentary of the Heart Sutra - the world's most popular piece of Buddhist scripture.

Comprising only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Despite its brevity, this powerful work covers more of the Buddha's teachings than any other scripture. Its influence is more profound and wide-reaching than any other text in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentary is regarded as the most simple, clear, concise, and understandable available. He describes the sutra as "a precious gift to us, the gift of fearlessness". Hanh offers subtle and profound teachings on non-duality and the letting go of all preconceived notions, opinions, and attachments - thereby becoming open to all the wonders of our life.

©2009 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Short, but packed with great insights and teachings. I have listened a few times and will certainly listen at least a few more. Very meaningful commentary.

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Great book.

For everyone looking for a spiritual cultivation or discipline of the mind, the book is a must have. Buddhist or no Buddhist, anyone can benefit from it's teaching.

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Meaningful and thoughtful.

It is so interesting and helpful to learn all about life from Master TNH. If I were not here, you could not be there!

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Thàt's It!

This book helped me to realize that I am never alone. It also gave me a clearer understanding of my existing.

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A Must Read

Short yet clear explainations. I'm grateful to have access to this audiobook and it's authors as well as the narrator!

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Must read!!!

I’ve have read several other books similar but this one takes you to a new level. Thank you Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Educational!

It was very interesting it kept me ingaged the narrators voice was very calm easy listen when the narration was over I realized the time went by in a flash. The teachings were eye opening left me wanting more!

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Exceptional

A short listen but a great production of eye-opening words. Highly recommended for any and all.

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My favorite book by him

I love him so much, Thich Nhat Han
The first book I read by him, inspired my to love the Buddha, to follow and walk the path.
I am so grateful there are not words, thank you

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Short and simply put!

For us in the west who looks for fast and easy, lol…! Well, this audible is a great treat for bedtime story!!! May you meet Maya and become one with her!!!