I Like Thich Nhat Hanh

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    Like Lime On Trees I

    “When we start expecting things to stay the same we fill our wagons with suffering.”   Once we feel secure in our general understanding, to challenge that understanding is a step toward the unknown; a step away from our sense of self, our sense of security.   Jimmie...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Mar 27, 2013

    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The Buddha advocated that one should establish mindfulness in one's day-to-day life maintaining as much as possible a calm...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Apr 20, 2013

    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.I try to reflect Thich Nhat Hanh clearly as I...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    He's Worth Finding Out About

    Martin Luther King Jr nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize in the sixties based on his work with Vietnamese refugees. He's a buddhist monk who has a very straightforward way of getting to what matters. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea (I'm sure he'd drive my older brother...
    humdinger humdinger
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    Flowers and Garbage

    Today I listened to a 2003 interview with Thich Nhat Hanh, and I have to say I was surprised at how much his words opened my heart. His concept of “engaged Buddhism” is very interesting; and I feel that anyone could gain from listening to his take on our current...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Oct 12, 2008

    Equanimous Days

    New meaning can redefine past experience, just as time heals all wounds.Shortly after becoming familiar with this term, I noticed when it was used to describe the response from a crew of deep sea fishermen caught in high winds as they pulled together to weather a storm.Equanimity...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    Dec 29, 2012

    Knowing Ourselves

    The purpose of studying Buddhism is not to study Buddhism, but to study ourselves. That is why we have teaching. But the teaching is not ourselves. It is some explanation of ourselves. To study the teaching is to know yourselves. That is why we do not ever attach to the teaching...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    May 10, 2013

    Dancing Evergreen

    I checked the number on the incoming call vibrating in my hand. It was a call I was required, by law, to answer twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.I practice walking meditation and breathing exercises around an old historic State Penitentiary long since closed and turned...
    gsparky22 gsparky22
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2012

    You Are Here By Thich Nhat Hanh

    I recently discovered Thich Nhat Hanh and I loved the book You are here! It was beautifully written and everything just made sense. It made me feel calm reading it and it made me look more into Buddhism. He has a new book coming out on Fear and I am so excited, it's going to be...
    malaslatka88 malaslatka88
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2012
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