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Nhat Hanh Writing Styles in The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

Nhat Hanh
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Perspective

Thich Nhat Hanh's perspective is his own. He writes from his own experiences and his own learning and background. However, it is important to remember that Hanh's perspective is quite open and considerably enlightened compared to most. His perspective is omnipotent, although he does not try to be God. His work is one of teaching by examples and simplified lessons from Buddhism. He offers the information freely and without any demands; he does not expect or want people to follow any doctrines of Buddhism, but only to practice what Buddha taught as a path to enlightenment. He speaks entirely through his Buddhist beliefs, since he lives them daily. As an enlightened being, Hanh is able to offer his own personal experiences and learning, since helping others on their paths is part of his own work as a Buddhist. Hanh grew up in Vietnam during war time and saw...

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