Beyond the Self. Teachings on the Middle Way, by Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Beyond the Self is Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s original translation of and commentary on one of Buddhism’s central teachings, The Sutra on the Middle Way. With thoughtfulness and compassion, Nhat Hanh shows us how we can avoid extreme views and transcend dualistic thinking, and in doing so transform the way we see the world. With a whole section devoted to practical application of the sutra, Nhat Hanh suggests that instead of focusing on what we ike and dislike in and around us, we find equanimity by making peace with the moment that exists. When we practice according to the Middle Way, we don’t exclude anything, even our dissatisfaction and suffering. Nhat Hanh reminds us that when we embrace all experiences and aspects of life, we can find tranquility.”