Thich Nhat Hanh

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on awakening, heart, garden, and flowers

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on anger, self, grief, and loneliness

I hold my face in my two hands.    
No, I am not crying.   
I hold my face in my two hands    
to keep the loneliness warm -     
two hands protecting,    
two hands nourishing,    
two hands preventing   
my soul from leaving me     
in anger.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: For Warmth

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on life

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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.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: living buddha, living christ

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on life

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If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: living buddha, living christ

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on life

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Mindful Consuming

Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I vow to cultivate good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by practicing mindful eating, drinking and consuming. I vow to ingest only items that preserve peace, well-being, and joy in the body, in my consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness of my family and society. I am determined not to use alcohol or any other intoxicant or to ingest foods or other items that contain toxins, such as certain TV programs, magazines, books, films, and conversations. I am aware that to damage my body or my consciousness with these poisons is to betray my ancestors, my parents, my society, and future generations. I will work to transform violence, fear, anger, and confusion in myself and in society by practicing a diet for myself and for society. I understand that a proper diet is crucial for self transformation and for the transformation of society. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: living buddha, living christ

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on fireworks

You are like fireworks. You go out into your children, your friends, your society, and the whole world.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on walking meditation

Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on impermanence and rebirth

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: no death, no fear - p122

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on existence, happiness, kingdom of god, liberation, manifestation, nirvana, and universe

You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: no death, no fear

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on love, compassion, and understanding

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other.  We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering.  Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering.  We must become one with the subject of our observation.  When we are in contact with another's suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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