Category / Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

“Listening deeply and with compassion is an art. Speaking with loving kindness is also an art. Other things like painting or music can serve that purpose (of compassion). When you sing a song, the song should have an effect of sangha beauty, of building mutual understanding and compassion. That’s what we try to do in […]

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A young man asks Thich Nhat Hanh a question on young people following their dreams during the Questions and Answers session of a retreat at Deer Park Monastery, California in September 2011. Young man: Dear Thay, dear Sangha, I’m wondering if you could talk to us younger people about following our dreams whilst staying in […]

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Excerpt from Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World by Thich Nhat Hanh Escalation of Peace – page 91 to 92, read during Afternoon of Mindfulness 14.11.2015 (also pages 103-109 was read but it hasn’t been written up) Suffering, unhappiness, violence, and war escalate when we are overcome […]

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“We are aware that there is a tremendous amount of suffering going on, a tremendous amount of fear, anger, hatred. But we know deep in our heart that anger, hatred, cannot be responded to with anger and hatred. Responding to hatred with hatred will only cause hatred to multiply thousandfold. Only with love and compassion […]

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