Vietnam: lotus in a sea of fire. Everything he predicts became true. Paperback. You may send this item to up to five recipients. LOTUS IN A SEA OF FIRE Joan Halifax for Taigen Leighton The Bodhisattvas blossomed like fine and rare flowers in China some two thousand years ago, though their seeds are everywhere in the old Buddhism of India, as we feel their presence in the Four Boundless Abodes of … Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Trouble signing in? Sealed in shrink wrap for shipping. In the forward, some of Merton's bon mots are: "A dispassionate and objective reading of these pages will convince any sincere mind that we have too long been clinging to a comic-strip mythology about Asia." A lot has transpired in the intervening almost half century, including being twice photographed under the obelisk at the Ben Hai River which proclaimed "temporary international boundary, 1954-1975. Please try again. Views on the situation in Vietnam by a Buddhist intellectual and Director of the School of Social Studies at the Van Hanh University at Saigon.\"@, I. By 1967, as a student at Wesleyan University I had major second thoughts. We’re glad you found a book that interests you. Strange Tales Of Scotland: Trade Edition (Jack's Strange Tales), Trickle Down Mindset: The Missing Element In Your Personal Success. Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2015, I first read this work shortly after it was published, in 1967. The honest and integrity of his writing shines through. Categories: http:\/\/\/dataset\/WorldCat> ; http:\/\/\/title\/-\/oclc\/242948#PublicationEvent\/new_york_hill_and_wang1967>. I was denied. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Friday, February 28 from 6-8 PM. Please enter the subject. For example, that there should not have been two Vietnams, north and south. ""We are dealing with a society and a culture which, because we have no way on earth of understanding, we have decided to ignore,"" Merton says, and indicates this is ""the first clear articulation of views and claims that have hitherto been ignored."" Thomas Merton forewords this outspoken little book from a Buddhist monk that presents a startling other-view of the war in... by Thich Nhat Hanh I had to change majors from architecture to pre-med to get a deferment due to my very low draft lottery number in late 1968. There's a problem loading this menu right now. © Copyright 2020 Kirkus Media LLC. The E-mail message field is required. All rights reserved. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. VIETNAM: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. Separate up to five addresses with commas (,). 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American Book Award winner, Black against Empire provides an ultimate overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party. HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view (search only), This small book was written at the height of the Vietnam war by my Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Please enter recipient e-mail address(es). Vietnam: The Lotus in the Sea of Fire Nhất Hạnh (Thích.) [S.l.] Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This is Love According to GOD's Will - This is Love: "Hmph. Slight fading and discoloration to spine and back cover. So the election was never held. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Master and use copy. They are proud, victorious, independent and finding success in the world markets. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Despite America's dire predictions, Vietnam has resurged. Very informative and interesting. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with James Cohan. The Historical Setting -- Vietnamese Buddhism -- Enter Roman Catholicism -- Buddhism and Nationalism in Southeast Asia -- III The Struggle Today -- Enter Communism -- Enter the United States -- What Can Be Done? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Merton concludes by summarizing Thich's central theme: "The longer you continue to do what you are doing now, the more Communists you will create not only in Vietnam, but all over Asia...", As his native land became immersed in a sea of Napalm and Agent Orange, he felt impelled to speak out, Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2015. It’s free and takes less than 10 seconds! -- IV Conclusion.\"@, Views on the situation in Vietnam by a Buddhist intellectual and Director of the School of Social Studies at the Van Hanh University at Saigon.\"@. I have been a student of Thich Nhat Hahn for about 16 years now. Snippet view - 1967. It is nothing like his other books, which are about inner development, rather than politics. He has written many books about the spiritual path, such as Peace is Every Step, one of my favorites. This is an important book as much for its representation of an active philosophy-policy in Vietnam as for its insights. The Geneva accords that ended the French involvement in the country envisioned only a temporary demarcation, for two years, until the country would have been reunited in 1956, after a free election. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. A different time, for sure, and now that different opinions and points-of-view are so easy to come by on the Internet, I am still amazed how this short, straightforward book provided key information that I was totally unaware of at the time. After a 6 month sabbatical in Asia including two weeks in Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue and Hoi) I stumbled upon this book at library sale in Jackson Mississippi. World Nature Video Recommended for you 1:04:04 New York, Hill and Wang [1967] (DLC) 67015652 (OCoLC)242948: Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Nhất Hạnh, ThiÌ ch. The subject field is required. You may have already requested this item. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation, At Home in the World: Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk’s Life, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering, Stepping into Freedom: An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training, Learning True Love: Practicing Buddhism in a Time of War, Interbeing, 4th Edition: The 14 Mindfulness Trainings of Engaged Buddhism, Chanting from the Heart: Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices, Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966. Hanh sees America as following the French route, unable to detach nationalism from Communism but instead by its ubiquitous intervention throwing the two together. "FIRST EDITION FEBRUARY 1967" stated with no listing of subsequent printings. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). The Lotus in a Sea of Fire -- II. by Thich Nhat Hanh ‧ RELEASE DATE: N/A. 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