Top 66 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

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We are looking for happiness and running after it in such a way that creates anger, fear and discrimination. So when you attend a retreat, you have a chance to look at the deep roots of this pollution of the collective energy that is unwholesome.
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We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.
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If you’re a politician, you might want to learn the Buddhist way of negotiation. Restoring communication and bringing back reconciliation is clear and concrete in Buddhism.
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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
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Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.
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Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
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We can continue to learn generation after generation and now is time to begin to learn how to love in a non-discriminatory way because we are intelligent enough, but we are not loving enough as a species.
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Smiling is very important. If we are not able to smile, then the world will not have peace. It is not by going out for a demonstration against nuclear missiles that we can bring about peace. It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing, and being peace that we can make peace.
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Listening to and understanding our inner sufferings will resolve most of the problems we encounter.
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People sacrifice the present for the future. But life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.
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Science and mindfulness complement each other in helping people to eat well and maintain their health and well-being.
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If we chew every morsel of our food, in that way we become grateful, and when you are grateful, you are happy.
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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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Meditation is to get insight, to get understanding and compassion, and when you have them, you are compelled to act.
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We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
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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 afraid to die because the earth is not dying. Like a wave appears and disappears and appears again.
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Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.
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In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.
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We have the tendency to run away from suffering and to look for happiness. But, in fact, if you have not suffered, you have no chance to experience real happiness.
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True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.
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Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering.
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Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping.
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It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available – more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.
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In order to heal others, we first need to heal ourselves. And to heal ourselves, we need to know how to deal with ourselves.
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You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment.
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When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.
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One Buddha is not enough; we need to have many Buddhas.
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Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.
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