Thich Nhat Hanh


Peace Is Every Step : Thich Nhat Hanh

There are three sorts of feelings—pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral. When we have an unpleasant feeling, we may want to chase it away. But it is more effective to return to our conscious breathing and just observe it, identifying it silently to ourselves: “Breathing in, I know there is an unpleasant feeling in me. Breathing out, I know there is an unpleasant feeling in me.” Calling a feeling by its name, such as “anger,” “sorrow,” “joy,” or “happiness,” helps us identify it clearly and recognize it more deeply.

Truth offers you light ~ Dhammayadaka

Despite all appearances, no one is really Evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth, always you will offer more light rather than blame and condemnation. – Dhammayadaka

Suffering is a Message ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“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

Thich Nhat Hanh ~ The Icon of Mindfulness Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh was born as Nguyen Xual Bao, in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam on 11th October 1926. He came to be well-known as a Vietnamese Thien Buddhist monk and peace activist. He was also the founder of the Plum Village Tradition.