If you look deeply into the palm…

“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

“Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness becomes sacred. In this light, no boundary exists between the sacred and the profane.”…Thich Nhat Hahn

“We must not be attached to a view or a doctrine, even a Buddhist one. .. . The Buddha said that if in a certain moment or place you adopt something as the absolute truth, and you attach to that, then you will no longer have any chance to reach the truth. Even when the truth comes and knocks on your door, and asks you to open the door, you won’t recognize it. So you must not be too attached to dogma–to what you believe, and to what you perceive.”
[in an interview with Diane Wolkstein featured in Parabola Vol 30 No 4]…Thich Nhat Hahn

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it’s clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice.” [Shambhala Sun March 2006 ]…Thich Nhat Hahn

Don’t worry if you feel you can…

“Don’t worry if you feel you can only do one tiny good thing in one small corner of the cosmos. Just be a Buddha body in that one place.”

–Thich Nhat Hanh, from Buddha Mind, Buddha Body

Buddha Mind, Buddha Body

I breathe in and I know I…

“I breathe in, and I know I am breathing in – that’s the practice of mindful breathing.”

Thich Nhat Hahn in ‘Peace is Every Step’

Peace is every step.
The shining red sun is my heart.
Every flower smiles with me.
Ho wgreen, how fresh all that grows.
How cool the wind blows.
Peace is every step.
It turns the endless path to joy. Thich Nhat Hanh

About Thich Nhat Hahn the Dalai Lama has written ‘(he) shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth’.

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