Top 10 Quotes by Nhat Hanh

Nhat Hanh

Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping. Nhat

Nhat Hanh
Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.
Nhat Hanh

To dwell in the here and now does not mean you never think about the past or responsibly plan for the future. The idea is simply not to allow yourself to get lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future. If you are firmly grounded in the present moment, the past can be an object of inquiry, the object of your mindfulness and concentration. You can attain many insights by looking into the past. But you are still grounded in the present moment.

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Meditation is not an escape from life... but preparation for really being in life.
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If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire.

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Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive.
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The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

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You have to do it by yourself. You can not do it alone.
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Before practicing meditation, we see that mountains are mountains. When we start to practice, we see that mountains are no longer mountains. After practicing a while, we see that mountains are again mountains. Now the mountains are very free. Our mind is still with the mountains, but it is no longer bound to anything.

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Let us look at wealth and poverty. The affluent society and the deprived society inter-are. The wealth of one society is made of the poverty of the other. "This is like this, because that is like that." Wealth is made of non-wealth elements, and poverty is made by non-poverty elements. [...] so we must be careful not to imprison ourselves in concepts. The truth is that everything contains everything else. We cannot just be, we can only inter-be. We are responsible fo everything that happens around us.