the little book – Thay

A delightful and enlightening read on Thich Nhat Hanh’s youth when he first entered the Zen monastery:

I ENTERED THE ZEN MONASTERY when I was seventeen years old. After a week’s adjustment to monastic life, I presented myself before the monk who had been put in charge of me to ask him to teach me the Zen “way.” He gave me a small book printed in Chinese characters and recommended I learn it by heart.

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