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Gleanings in Buddha Fields

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"Gleanings in Buddha Fields" is a collection of essays by Lafcadio Hearn that offers readers a glimpse into the teachings and philosophies of Buddhism. Hearn's lyrical prose and introspective reflections provide a deep exploration of the various aspects of Buddhist thought and practice.

Through a series of anecdotes, Hearn delves into concepts such as impermanence, mindfulness, and the interconnectedness of all things. He explores the beauty of nature and the importance of cultivating a sense of inner peace and contentment. The collection also includes discussions on the nature of suffering, the concept of enlightenment, and the pursuit of spiritual growth.

Hearn's writing is both enlightening and thought-provoking, offering readers a unique perspective on the teachings of Buddhism. His deep understanding and appreciation of the subject shine through in each essay, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the profound wisdom of the Buddha. Overall, "Gleanings in Buddha Fields" is a captivating and enlightening read that will leave readers with a deeper appreciation for the principles of Buddhism and the pursuit of inner peace.

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Lafcadio Hearn was one of the first Westerners to live in Japan during the early Meiji era, and a prolific writer. Although chiefly known for his collections of Japanese ghost stories , he also wrote many non-fiction essays about his life in Japan.
This book contains 11 essays covering a variety of topics. For example, Hearn writes about his visits to Kyoto and Osaka, Japanese art, as well as Buddhism and Nirvana.

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