January 30, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/30/2013

"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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January 29, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/29/2013

"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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January 28, 2013

January 26, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/26/2013

"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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January 24, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/24/2013

"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you
don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not
doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have
problems with our friends or family, we blame the other
person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will
grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive
effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason
and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no
reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you
understand, and you show that you understand, you can
love, and the situation will change."
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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January 23, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/23/2013

"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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January 22, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/22/2013

"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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January 21, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/21/2013

"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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January 18, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/18/2013

"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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January 17, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/17/2013

"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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January 16, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/16/2013

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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January 15, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/15/2013

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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January 14, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/14/2013

"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending."
 
~Thich Nhat Hanh


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January 13, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/13/2013

"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
 
~The Buddha


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January 11, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/11/2013

"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity."
~The Buddha


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January 10, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/10/2013

"On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him."
 
~The Buddha


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January 09, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/9/2013

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."
 
~The Buddha


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January 07, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/7/2013

"In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true."
 
~The Buddha


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January 06, 2013

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 1/6/2013

"In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves."
 
~The Buddha


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