Thich Hanh Quotes


15 Thich Hanh quotes:



"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."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love."
"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Enemies Quotes
"Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look into the 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 o"
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Blame Quotes
"When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Compassion Quotes
"A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less. Every one of us is capable of this."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Compassion Quotes
"I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight...I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence."
"Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself. When you are carried away with your worries, fears, cravings, anger, and desire, you run away from yourself and you lose yourself. The practice is always to go back to oneself."
"If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Suffering Quotes Reconciliation Quotes
"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."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Smiles Quotes
"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: People Quotes
"The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions."
Author: Hanh Quotes Category: Peace Quotes



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