Hearing the bell,
I am able to let go of all afflictions.
My heart is calm,
my sorrows ended.
I am no longer bound to anything.
I learn to listen to my suffering
and the suffering of the other person.
When understanding is born in me,
compassion is also born.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from the book Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living
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