Quote Archives: Thich Nhat Hanh

To be ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we are not doing anything, we are wasting our time. But that is not true. Our time is first of all for us to be. To be what? To be alive, to be peaceful, to […]

The most basic kind of peace work ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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. Thich Nhat Hanh

Be yourself first ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We do so much, we run so quickly, the situation is difficult, and many people say, “Don’t just sit there, do something.” But doing more things may make the situation worse. So you should say, “Don’t just do something, sit there.” Sit there, stop, be yourself first, and begin from there. Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is the way ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

There is no distinction between means and ends. There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way. Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not be afraid to love ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not be afraid to love. Without love, life is impossible. Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk and touch peace every moment ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom. Kiss the earth with your feet. Bring the earth your love and happiness. The earth will be safe When we feel safe in ourselves. Thich Nhat Hanh

The Insight of Inter-Being ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The insight of inter-being will help remove discrimination, fear, and the dualistic way of thinking. We inter-are — even suffering and happiness inter-are — and that is why the insight of inter-being is the foundation of any kind of action that can bring peace and brotherhood, and help remove violence and despair. That insight is […]