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Thich Nhat Hanh

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There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.
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The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)
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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your j...
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If we are not empty, we become a block of matter.
We cannot breathe, we cannot think.
To be ...
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When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look into the rea...
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If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your...
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Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
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The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love,...
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Mother Earth is very talented. She has produced Buddhas, bodhisattvas, great beings.
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Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we t...
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Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge...
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The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in t...
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And once we have the condition of peace and joy in us, we can afford to be in any situation. Even in...
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Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if w...
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If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will p...
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Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true frie...
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Please don't wait until the doctors tell you that you are going to have a baby to begin to take care...
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Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.
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Fear, separation, hate and anger come from the wrong view that you and the Earth are two separate en...
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Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have alwa...
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No one can practice the precepts perfectly, including the Buddha... Boiled vegetables contain dead b...
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When we have peace, then we have a chance to save the planet. But if we are not united in peace, if ...
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Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition ...
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Enlightenment is always there. Small enlightenment will bring great enlightenment. If you breathe in...
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It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—...
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Our inner space and our peace of mind are affected by our outer space.
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We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon ...
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People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free...
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Let us look at wealth and poverty. The affluent society and the deprived society inter-are. The weal...
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If you want to relax the worry-tightened muscles in your face, let the half smile come to your face....
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Attachment to the false view of self means belief in the presence of unchanging entities which exist...
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failures are not your own self. See to it that you are free from them. Only when you can relinquish ...
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As a Buddhist Sutra hears the voice of the Bodhisattva of compassion: The wondrous voice, the voice ...
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Half-smile when you first wake up in the morning Hang a branch, any other sign, or even the word “...
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Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green ...
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The raft is used to cross the river. It isn't to be carried around on your shoulders. The finger whi...
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If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the di...
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Nothing can survive without food. Everything we consume acts either to heal us or to poison us. We t...
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Our capacity to make peace with another person and with the world depends very much on our capacity ...
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In a true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.
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My teaching is like a finger pointing to the moon. Do not mistake the finger for the moon.
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We have to learn the art of stopping - stopping our thinking, our habit energies, our forgetfulness,...
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Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transce...
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Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects.
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Understanding means throwing away your knowledge.
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My actions are my only true belongings.
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If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
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Smile - It's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
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The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each ste...
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If you can feel that Mother Earth is in you, and you are Mother Earth, then you are not any longer a...
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