Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Thich Nhat Hanh

Narrated By: Edoardo Ballerini

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2016

Duration: 16 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

Drawn directly from Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, Old Path White Clouds is the beautiful, classic recounting of the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha over the course of eighty years. It is retold alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself. Thich Nhat Hanh's style captures the clarity and serenity of the Buddha's life. Old Path White Clouds is a gift book, a reference book, and an excellent read destined to become a classic of religious literature.

"This is a truly wondrous book-a biography, a compilation of the Buddha's teachings, a social study of ancient India, a work of comparative religion, an epic tale, and a children's story all in one."-Mountain Record

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  • Tatiana S

    It is an educational book, it introduces The Buddha from a very young age until death, with the obstacles he faced on the path. By doing, people on the path get solace when they themselves to through obstacles. One main obstacle during these times for people who choose The Path, is the many voices within and without: family members, friends, teachers, etc. opposing to their path as it's hard for an outsider to see why one would choose such a path. This book answers such questions of doubt and blame throuh stories of skeptical people who faced Buddha. It also gives the teachings and repeats some of them as he repeats them- eslecially the suffering at the death of loved ones. Repetition is key in such difficult concepts. Wonderful work. the narrator did an excellent job keeping the story interesting .. smooth voice would help best "hear The Buddha". Thank you for a great work. p.s. do not expect much suspense and all the fancy stuff one would expect in a novel, you will see The Buddha as flawless, a criteria that would destroys interest in a novel. Remember it is an educational book.