November 27, 2012

November 26, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/26/2012

"We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, to give millions of men and women the opportunity to practice killing day and night in their hearts, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come."
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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November 24, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/24/2012

"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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November 23, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/23/2012

"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."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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November 22, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/22/2012

"It is said that God has created man in his own image. But it may be that humankind has created God in the image of humankind."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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November 21, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/21/2012

"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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November 20, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/20/2012

"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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November 19, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/19/2012

"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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November 18, 2012

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November 16, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/16/2012

"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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November 15, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/15/2012

"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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November 14, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/14/2012

"By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, the destruction of our forests, and the poisoning of our air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference in the health of our planet."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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November 13, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/13/2012

"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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November 12, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/12/2012

"Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful...How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural--you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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November 11, 2012

November 10, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/10/2012

"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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November 06, 2012

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 11/6/2012

"Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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