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quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Peace in every step. The shining red sun is my heart. Each flower smiles with me. How green, how fresh all that grows. How cool the wind blows. Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Peace in every step. The shining red sun is my heart. Each flower smiles with me. How green, how fresh all that grows. How cool the wind blows. Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: We will not just say, I love him very much, but instead, I will do something so that he will suffer less. The mind of compassion is truly present when it is effective in removing another person's suf… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

We will not just say, I love him very much, but instead, I will do something so that he will suffer less. The mind of compassion is truly present when it is effective in removing another person's suffering.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word art. If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Sometimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word art. If we just act with awareness and integrity, our art will flower, and we don't have to talk about it at all.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow

because even today I still arrive.

Look at me: I arrive in every second

to be a bud on a spring branch,

to be a tiny bird whose wings are still fragile,

learning to sing in my new nest,

to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,

to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully. Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others is possible.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Seek peace. When you have peace within, real peace with others will be possible.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Without being peace, we cannot do anything for peace. If we cannot smile, we cannot help other people to smile. If we are not peaceful, then we cannot contribute to the peace movement. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Without being peace, we cannot do anything for peace. If we cannot smile, we cannot help other people to smile. If we are not peaceful, then we cannot contribute to the peace movement.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life -- a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life -- a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the chance to change for the better, to experience peace and joy.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

The necessary condition for the existence of peace and joy is the awareness that peace and joy are available.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: How do you want to create peace, if there is no peace inside yourselves? with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

How do you want to create peace, if there is no peace inside yourselves?

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift!

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

Every morning, when we wake up, we have twenty-four brand-new hours to live. What a precious gift! We have the capacity to live in a way that these twenty-four hours will bring peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others.






quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

Around us, life bursts with miracles -- a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles. Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms; ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap; a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos; a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings. When we are tired and feel discouraged by life's daily struggles, we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.





quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Maybe we have enough technology to save the planet but it is not enough because the people are not ready. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Maybe we have enough technology to save the planet but it is not enough because the people are not ready.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

We need enlightenment, not just individually but collectively, to save the planet. We need to awaken ourselves. We need to practice mindfulness if we want to have a future, if we want to save ourselves and the planet.








quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: An emotion is only an emotion. It's just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you're aware … with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

An emotion is only an emotion. It's just a small part of your whole being. You are much more than your emotion. An emotion comes, stays for a while, and goes away, just like a storm. If you're aware of that, you won't be afraid of your emotions.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Everything inside and around us wants to reflect itself in us. We don't have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our h… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Everything inside and around us wants to reflect itself in us. We don't have to go anywhere to obtain the truth. We only need to be still and things will reveal themselves in the still water of our heart.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Each time you take a mindful step you are back in the arms of Mother Earth and are reminded of your true sweet home in the here and now. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Each time you take a mindful step you are back in the arms of Mother Earth and are reminded of your true sweet home in the here and now.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: With understanding, those we love will certainly flower. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

With understanding, those we love will certainly flower.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: To live in the present moment is a miracle. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

To live in the present moment is a miracle.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: When you understand the roots of anger in yourself and in the other, your mind will enjoy true peace, joy and lightness. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

When you understand the roots of anger in yourself and in the other, your mind will enjoy true peace, joy and lightness.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: By taking a look at your anger it can be transformed into the kind of energy that you need -- understanding and compassion. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

By taking a look at your anger it can be transformed into the kind of energy that you need -- understanding and compassion.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living things with the eyes of compassion. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living things with the eyes of compassion.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: The first thing I learned was that even if you have a lot of money and power and fame, you can still suffer very deeply. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

The first thing I learned was that even if you have a lot of money and power and fame, you can still suffer very deeply.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Just breathing and smiling can make us very happy, because when we breathe consciously we recover ourselves completely and encounter life in the present moment. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Just breathing and smiling can make us very happy, because when we breathe consciously we recover ourselves completely and encounter life in the present moment.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of wa… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: While washing dishes one should be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing dishes. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

While washing dishes one should be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing dishes.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: When you love someone, you want to share everything with him or her. So it is your duty to say, I suffer and I want you to know -- and he will, she will, appreciate it. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

When you love someone, you want to share everything with him or her. So it is your duty to say, I suffer and I want you to know -- and he will, she will, appreciate it.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities -- those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindn… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities -- those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: With a practice, we can always remain alive in the present moment. With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

With a practice, we can always remain alive in the present moment. With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Life is filled with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, like the blue sky, the sunshine, the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: In Zen Buddhism, the greater your doubt, the greater will be your enlightenment. That is why doubt can be a good thing. If you are too sure, if you always have conviction, then you may be caught in y… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

In Zen Buddhism, the greater your doubt, the greater will be your enlightenment. That is why doubt can be a good thing. If you are too sure, if you always have conviction, then you may be caught in your wrong perception for a long time.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh








quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real message of love. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real message of love.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: The practice of Zen is to eat, breathe, cook, carry water, and scrub the toilet -- to infuse every act of body, speech, and mind -- with mindfulness, to illuminate every leaf and pebble, every heap o… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

The practice of Zen is to eat, breathe, cook, carry water, and scrub the toilet -- to infuse every act of body, speech, and mind -- with mindfulness, to illuminate every leaf and pebble, every heap of garbage, every path that leads to our mind's return home.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: One hour of compassionate deep listening can bring about transformation and healing. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

One hour of compassionate deep listening can bring about transformation and healing.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one'… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one's perception of reality.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the… with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: We all have the seeds of love in us. We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

We all have the seeds of love in us. We can develop this wonderful source of energy, nurturing the unconditional love that does not expect anything in return.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Meditation means to look deeply, to touch deeply, so we can realize we are already home. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Meditation means to look deeply, to touch deeply, so we can realize we are already home.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Once you develop the practice of smiling, you may not need a reminder. You will smile as soon as you hear a bird singing or see the sunlight streaming through the window. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Once you develop the practice of smiling, you may not need a reminder. You will smile as soon as you hear a bird singing or see the sunlight streaming through the window.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: When we are present, life is also present. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

When we are present, life is also present.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: To reconcile conflicting parties, we must have the ability to understand the suffering of both sides. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

To reconcile conflicting parties, we must have the ability to understand the suffering of both sides.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

Longer Version:

To reconcile conflicting parties, we must have the ability to understand the suffering of both sides. If we take sides, it is impossible to do the work of reconciliation. And humans want to take sides. That is why the situation gets worse and worse. Are there people who are still available to both sides? They need not do much. They need do only one thing: Go to one side and tell all about the suffering endured by the other side, and go to the other side and tell all about the suffering endured by this side. This is our chance for peace. But how many of us are able to do that?


quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Life is only available in the present moment. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Life is only available in the present moment.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh



quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: Breathe in and take one step, and focus all your attention on the sole of your foot. If you have not arrived fully, one hundred percent in the here and the now, don't take the next step. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

Breathe in and take one step, and focus all your attention on the sole of your foot. If you have not arrived fully, one hundred percent in the here and the now, don't take the next step.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: As you walk, you touch the ground mindfully, and every step can bring you solidity and joy and freedom. Freedom from your regret concerning the past, and freedom from your fear about the future. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

As you walk, you touch the ground mindfully, and every step can bring you solidity and joy and freedom. Freedom from your regret concerning the past, and freedom from your fear about the future.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh

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