We often think we know the reason behind someone's actions, when in fact we have no idea. We are simply projecting onto them, thinking our assumptions are reality. - Jampa Tegchok
Remain in the world but be not of the world. The world is a great teacher. It is the best arena for developing virtues. - Swami Sivananda
According to the Buddha, by applying the four antidotes we will be able to purify any negativity already committed. The four antidotes are the power of regret, the power of purification, the power of resolve and the supreme power of meditation. - Dalai Lama 14th
The most beautiful and precious achievement in the world is to be able to create a joyous heart. The absence of a joyous heart makes living to a ripe old age meaningless. - Hsing Yun
Life is with suffering, but it is also filled with many wonders, such as the blue sky, the sunshine, and the eyes of a baby. To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. Thich Nhat Hanh
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THICH NHAT HANH
There is a baby Buddha in our store consciousness, and we have to give him or her a chance to be born.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
When you have found a way to do good, you are at peace with yourself and happiness becomes possible.
You learn how to suffer. If you know how to suffer, you suffer much, much less. And then you know how to make good use of suffering to create joy and happiness.
A friend can be a teacher, a fellow practitioner can be a teacher, and you yourself can be a teacher. A teacher is anyone who helps you practice and find more freedom—even freedom from your teacher.
Every day we touch what is wrong, and, as a result, we are becoming less and less healthy. That is why we have to learn to practice touching what is not wrong – inside us and around us.
Yoga is one of the greatest disciplines in the world and can be practiced at each stage with positive results It aims at controlling one’s physical as well as one’s spiritual and mental climate. - Yehudi Menuhin
The way we live is destructive to the body; there is no respect toward its needs and demands. We destroy, little by little, that precious, complex, vital vessel of life we received at birth. - Vanda Scaravelli
When we speak unskillfully, our words are arrows. Once released, an arrow cannot be called back. Where it strikes, there is a wound. - Alan Senauke
Everyone in this world can be happy. No matter how awful the experiences you had as a child, it is all in the past. If you stop replaying the video of the past in your head, you can be happy at any moment. If you concentrate on the present, you will become free from suffering. - Pomnyun Sunim
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