Archives for posts with tag: Thich Nhat Hanh

November 12, 2014 golden day 084

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“People usually consider walking on water

or in thin air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle

is not to walk either on water or in thin air,

but to walk on earth.

Every day we are engaged in a miracle

which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds,

green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child –

– our own two eyes.

All is a miracle.”

 

 

       Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

 

November 12, 2014 golden day 060

 

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“The source of love is deep in us

and we can help others realize a lot of happiness.

One word, one action,

one thought

can reduce another person’s suffering

and bring that person joy.”

 

        Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

 

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“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”

 

       Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

 

 

 

 

In remembrance of Zen teacher, poet,

writer, and peace activist

Thich Nhat Hanh,

who is in hospital.

Updated information

 

November 11, 1926–

 

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day

in a state of love.

Every movement, every glance,

every thought, and every word

can be infused with love.

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

June 30, 2014 017

A teacher cannot give you the truth.
The truth is already in you;
You only need to open yourself –
body, mind and heart-
so that his or her teachings
will penetrate your own seeds
of understanding and enlightenment.
If you let the words enter you,
the soil and the seeds
will do the rest of the work.

 
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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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.

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

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The wave does not need to die to become water.

 

She is already water.

 
Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

June 20 Between 054People usually consider

walking on water or in thin air a miracle.

But I think the real miracle

is not to walk either on water or in thin air,

but to walk on earth.

 

Every day we are engaged in a miracle

which we don’t even recognize:

a blue sky, white clouds,

green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child

— our own two eyes.

All is a miracle.

 

Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

Presence

The most precious gift

we can offer others is our presence.

When mindfulness embraces those we love,

they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo by Woodland Gnome

Finding Happiness

When we pursue the objects of sensual desire,
such as money, fame, power, and sex,
we are not able to produce true happiness.

Rather, we create a great deal of suffering for ourselves and for others.

Human beings are full of desires.

Day and night, they run after these desires, and therefore they are not free.
If they are not free, they do not feel at ease and they do not feel happy.
If we have few desires, we are satisfied with a simple, wholesome life
and we have the time to live deeply every moment of daily life
and to love and look after our dear ones.

That is the secret of true happiness.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Photo by Woodland Gnome