The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Character Descriptions

Nhat Hanh
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Character Descriptions

Buddha - This character went searching for a way to end suffering. After years of meditation and practice, he spent the night under a Bodhi tree and resolved not to get up until he was enlightened.

Thich Nhat Tri - The first disciple that Thich Nhat Hanh ever ordained was a young monk who worked on rescue missions with Hanh, helping flood victims in West Vietnam. Upon Thich Naht Hanh's request, this character went to live in a poor hamlet to learn the problems of the rural people and to help those less fortunate.

Sona - A student of Buddha's who was a musician, this character was asked what happens if the strings are not adjusted just right on his instrument. The lesson was that we need to practice in the Middle Way between the extremes of austerity and sensual indulgence.

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara - This character is...

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