Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition - Thích Nhất Hạnh & Elaine Pagels

Living Buddha, Living Christ 20th Anniversary Edition

By Thích Nhất Hạnh & Elaine Pagels

  • Release Date: 1995-09-12
  • Genre: Buddhism
Score: 4.5
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"[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth." --His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today’s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort.

The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal.

Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? 

Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. "On the altar in my hermitage," he says, "are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors."


  • Living Buddha, Living Christ.

    By Lpshin
    Beautiful, and inspiring book. A definite read especially in these very crazy and decisive time we are leaving in.
  • Probably the best gloss of Buddhism from a Christian POV

    By warrenao
    Don't let the title throw you if you're a Christian; Thich Nhat Hanh isn't trying to sell some kind of idolatry, nor is he out to commit blasphemy. Rather, in this book, he's drawing a comparison and contrast between two major world belief systems and showing what they have in common. I found my understanding of Buddhism increased by this book — but what was interesting was that I found my understanding of Christianity also improved. A good text, light to read, and one that isn't proselytizing or trying to evangelize either religion.