December 31, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/31/2010


"Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 30, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/30/2010


"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."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 29, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/29/2010


"The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 28, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/28/2010


"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 27, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/27/2010


"The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 26, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/26/2010


"When you say something really unkind, when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 25, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/25/2010


"The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 24, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/24/2010


"The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 23, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/23/2010


"If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 20, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/21/2010


"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/20/2010


"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."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 19, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/19/2010


"Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. 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."

~Thich Nhat Hanh




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December 18, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/18/2010


"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 17, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/17/2010


"When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 15, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/15/2010


"Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 14, 2010

December 13, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/13/2010


"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 12, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/12/2010


"The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 08, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/8/2010


"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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December 07, 2010

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 12/7/2010


"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

~Thich Nhat Hanh


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