Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters Twenty-One and Twenty-Two Summary

Nhat Hanh
This Study Guide consists of approximately 45 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching.
This section contains 405 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Study Guide

Chapters Twenty-One and Twenty-Two Summary and Analysis

The Buddha, Dharma and Sangha (community) are the three jewels of refuge in Buddhism. Buddhism does not ask for blind faith, but provides real faith in the refuges we are able to take as we live and practice. Relying on the Buddha within we are, ourselves, the Buddha. Like the relationship of a plant and the earth, when we take refuge in Buddha, Buddha takes refuge in us.

Returning to self by mindfully walking, breathing, sitting and eating, is a safe place based on real experience. While Dharma is compassion, understanding and love, to realize it we need a Sangha, or community and elements which support our practice. Holiness is within us when we live in harmony, or when a community sits, breathes, walks and eats together in harmony. Dharma and Sangha are doors to heart of Buddha. A...

(read more from the Chapters Twenty-One and Twenty-Two Summary)

This section contains 405 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Study Guide
Copyrights
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook