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Old Path White Clouds Audiobook

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

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Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha's life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.

©2016 Thich Nhat Hanh (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Vaibhav 04-24-16
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    "Deepened my love for Buddha and his teachings."

    The narrator's compassionate, gentle voice adds a whole new dimension of awesomeness to this otherwise profound book. The writing presents the most complex of buddhas teachings in a very engaging and simple manner. It felt like I was walking right next to the Buddha, witnessing every chapter in vivid detail. Would recommend this to new comers to Buddhist thought as well as to seasoned practitioners.

    I bow in gratitude to Thich Nhat Hanh for this wonderful contribution.

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    Lucas 05-19-16
    Lucas 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful, but accurate?"

    I am greatly benefitted from reading this book. I feel I understand the dharma talks and basic aspects of Buddhas life. He seems more real to me. Though I must question the authenticity and historical accuracy in the eyes of other Buddhist traditions. Thich Nhat Hanh presents a human Buddha with a realistic story, taking out the 40 day fast, the Devils arrows, and the carriage ride where Siddhartha sees sickness, old age, and death for the first time; these and other mystical parts have been simplified for a more credible story. Still, the book is like poetry, and helps me understand the love Buddha had for his family. I definitely recommend!

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    Karamelfun Massachusetts , USA 05-14-16
    Karamelfun Massachusetts , USA 05-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Breathtaking accomplishment!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the calm gentle voice leading me in the footsteps and consequently the teachings of the Blessed One in the doorman of stories of his compassion, kindness and live for all beings. The explanation of Emptiness of all Dharmas, the notion of no self and other profound teachings on impermanence and the 4 Noble truths were beautifully presented with sharp clarity. A book for anyone from beginner to experienced lady being on the seekers path! Much metta!

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    Michael California 04-12-16
    Michael California 04-12-16

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    "Remarkable"

    What a fantastic telling of the Buddha's life and what a wonderful narration. I will undoubtedly return and listen again.

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    susan 04-08-16
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    "So good"

    Like a good long movie. Loved it. Narrator did an amazingly respectful job. Old path white clouds is a book to remember.

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    UBS 07-01-16
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    "beautiful told"

    the story of the Buddha in a more "clean" simplicity way of the teaching told in a Beautiful easy to understand manner most suitable to people of all ages with less esoteric and more humane the drama was written in a spirit of love and understanding and I feel far more concerned now and my understanding grow. thank you for this wonderful book

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    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 11-24-16
    Ernest Newton, NJ, United States 11-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful summary of the Buddha's life and teachings"

    Nice performance by Ballerini. This book gave me a good overall picture of how key Buddhist teachings were formed. It offers a fairly complete view of the Buddha and those around him, both followers and enemies.

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    Wonder woman 10-14-16

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    great orator. wonderful story and author. you will enjoy and bring deeper wisdom you your path....

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    Trey Clarke Grand Prairie TX 10-08-16
    Trey Clarke Grand Prairie TX 10-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Refreshing perspective."

    Narrator brought it to life. I love it when history is told this way, making it personalized to the reader, reminds them that it all really happened. Loved it!

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    "Amazing life journey and teaching intertwined"

    I have read the book four times and now enjoyed the audiobook as well.
    Thich nhat hanh is a true poet and buddhist master.

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