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By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Sometimes you have a flash of insight, but it's not strong enough to survive. Therefore in the practice of Buddhism, samadhi is the power to maintain insight alive in every moment, so that every speech, every word, every act will bear the nature of that insight. It is a question of cleaning. And you clean better if you are surrounded by those who are practicing exactly the same.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

A bodhisattva doesn't have to be perfect. Anyone who is aware of what is happening and who tries to wake up other people is a bodhisattva. We are all bodhisattvas, doing our best.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

I think Buddhism should open the door of psychology and healing to penetrate more easily into the Western world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

No single tradition monopolizes the truth. We must glean the best values of all traditions and work together to remove the tensions between traditions in order to give peace a chance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities - those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Be part of the miraculous moment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

The bad things, don't do them. The good things, try to do them. Try to purify, subdue your own mind. That is the teaching of all buddhas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives -- the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Our nature is the nature of no birth and no death. It is impossible for a cloud to pass from being into nonbeing. And that is true with a beloved person. They have not died. They have continued in many new forms and you can look deeply and recognize them in you and around you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

There is a story in Zen circles about a man and a horse. The horse is galloping quickly, and it appears that the man on the horse is going somewhere important. Another man standing alongside the road, shouts, «Where are you going?» and the first man replies, «I don't know! Ask the horse!» This is also our story. We are riding a horse, and we don't know where we are going and we can't stop. The horse is our habit energy pulling us along, and we are powerless.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Breathe in and take one step, and focus all your attention on the sole of your foot. If you have not arrived fully, one hundred percent in the here and the now, don't take the next step.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

When we have peace, then we have a chance to save the planet. But if we are not united in peace, if we do not practice mindful consumption, we cannot save our planet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

If you do not know how to take care of yourself, and the violence in you, then you will not be able to take care of others. You must have love and patience before you can truly listen to your partner or child. If you are irritated you cannot listen. You have to know how to breath mindfully, embrace your irritation and transform it. Offer ONLY understand and compassion to your partner or child - This is the true practice of love.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

We have to continue to learn. We have to be open. And we have to be ready to release our knowledge in order to come to a higher understanding of reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

'Emptiness' means empty of a separate self. It is full of everything, full of life. The word emptiness should not scare us. It is a wonderful word. To be empty does not mean non-existent. Emptiness is the ground of everything. Thanks to emptiness, everything is possible.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Tolerance and tranquility are two characteristics of true love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

The 7 factors of enlightenment: mindfullness, investigation of mental objects, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

You are me, and I am you. Isn't it obvious that we "inter-are"? You cultivate the flower in yourself, so that I will be beautiful. I transform the garbage in myself, so that you will not have to suffer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don't try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one's perception of reality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

In every one of us there are good seeds and bad. We have the seed of brotherhood, love, compassion, insight. But we have also the seed of anger, hate, dissent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Our own life has to be our message.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Your presence is a miracle.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

The Buddha said that if we know how to look deeply into our suffering and recognize what feeds it, we are already on the path of emancipation.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

In one sheet of paper, we see everything else, the cloud, the forest, the logger. I am, therefore you are. You are, therefore I am. That is the meaning of the word "interbeing." We interare.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Deep listening helps us to recognize the existence of wrong perceptions in the other person and wrong perceptions in us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Anyone who is practicing understanding and compassion can exemplify true power. Anyone can be a Buddha.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

You practice mindfulness, on the one hand, to be calm and peaceful. On the other hand, as you practice mindfulness and live a life of peace, you inspire hope for a future of peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Because if the manifestations that happen in the present moment are beautiful and good, their continuation in the future will be also good and beautiful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

If you are truly present and know how to take care of the present moment as best you can, you are doing your best for the future already.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available - more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don't have to run into the future in order to get more.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Peace ca n exist only in the present moment. It is rid iculous to say "Wait until I fi nish this, then I will be free to live in peace." What is "this" ? A di­ploma, a job, a house, the payment of a debt? If yo u th ink that way, peace wi ll never come. There is always another "th is" that wi ll fo llow the present one. If you are not living in peace at this moment, you will never be able to . If you truly wa nt to be at peace, you must be at peace right now. Otherwise, there is only "the hope of peace some day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

In Buddhism, we speak of touching Nirvana with our own body, In Christianity, you can also touch the Kingdom of God with your body, right here and now. it is much safer than placing our hope in the future. If we cling to the idea of hope in the future, we might not notice the peace and joy that are available in the present moment. The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Science and mindfulness complement each other in helping people to eat well and maintain their health and well-being.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Breathe and you dwell in the here and now, breath and you see impermanence is life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don't suffer anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

As a population, if a large number of people make even small moves to eat less meat and more plant-based foods, the livestock industry will shrink. Over time, farmers will find other crops to support their livelihoods. Through such collective awakening we can make a difference in our world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nhat Hanh

It is often said that the Buddha's teaching is only a raft to help you cross the river, a finger pointing to the moon. Don't maistake the finger for the moon. The raft is not the shore. If we cling to the raft, if we cling to the finger, we miss everything. We cannot, in the name of the finger or the raft kill each other. Human life is more precious than any ideology, any doctrine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nhat Hanh

This is a very important practice. Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nhat Hanh

Inside every one of us is a garden, and every practitioner has to go back to their garden and take care of it. Maybe in the past, you left in untended for a long time. You should know exactly what is going on in your own garden, and try to put everything in order. Restore the beauty; restore the harmony in your garden. If it is well tended, many people will enjoy your garden.