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.

-Nhat Hanh
Nhat Hanh

I am you and you are me; it is obvious we inter-are.

Nhat Hanh
Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.
Nhat Hanh

One Buddha is not enough; we need to have many Buddhas. Nhat Han

Nhat Hanh
When we look deeply into the heart of a flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. Without clouds there could be no rain, and without rain there would be no flower.
Nhat Hanh

If you are truly present and know how to take care of the present moment as best you can, you are doing your best for the future already.

Nhat Hanh
The reason we might lose love is because we are always looking outside of us, thinking that the object or action of love is out there. That is why we allow the love, the harmony, the mature understanding, to slip away from ourselves.
Nhat Hanh

When we have peace, then we have a chance to save the planet. But if we are not united in peace, if we do not practice mindful consumption, we cannot save our planet.

Nhat Hanh
In modern society most of us don't want to be in touch with ourselves; we want to be in touch with other things like religion, sports, politics, a book - we want to forget ourselves. Anytime we have leisure, we want to invite something else to enter us, opening ourselves to the television and telling the television to come and colonize us.
Nhat Hanh

To live in the present moment is a miracle.

Nhat Hanh
The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.