Only your compassion…

Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on: January 23, 2017 10:05 am

Cultivate Peace and Happiness

As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on: August 28, 2016 8:59 pm

The reality of suffering in the world

Do not avoid contact with suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering by all means, including personal contact and visits, images, sounds. By such means, …awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world. If we get in touch with the suffering of the world, and are moved by that suffering, we may come forward to help the people who are suffering. ~Thich Nhat Hạnh

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Posted on: August 28, 2016 8:53 pm

No mud no lotus

As a water bead on a lotus leaf,
as water on a red lily,
does not adhere,

so the sage
does not adhere
to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.


Posted on: June 3, 2016 1:32 am

Without knowing how to love

To love without knowing how to love, wounds the person we love.

True love contains respect. If you are motivated by some desire, that is not love. Desire is not love. Love is something much more responsible. It has care in it. True love includes the sense of responsibility, accepting the other person as he is, with all his strengths and weaknesses. If we like only the best things in the person, that is not love. We have to accept his weaknesses and bring our patience, understanding, and energy to help him transform. Love is maitri, the capacity to bring joy and happiness, and karuna, the capacity to transform pain and suffering. This kind of love can only be good for people. It cannot be described as negative or destructive. It is safe. It guarantees everything. ~Thich Nhat Hanh




Posted on: February 16, 2016 9:09 pm

Every thought you produce

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature. ~Thich Nhat Hanh


Posted on: January 4, 2016 9:22 pm