Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes

Often referred to as the most beloved Buddhist teacher in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings and practices appeal to people from various religious, spiritual, and political backgrounds. The following are some quotes from him.

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.

For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.

I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.

If you suffer and make your loved ones suffer, there is nothing that can justify your desire.

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world.

The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.

We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.

Because you are alive, everything is possible.

Life is available only in the present moment.

Our own life has to be our message.


Josh Sarver said...

That was very beautiful. Could you recommend a book of his?

Belinda said...

Hi Vincent,
These are all very inspirational quotes. He must be a wonderful man.I'd like to quote him myself.
Regards, Belinda

Netizen101 said...

Hi Josh,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for 'following' it on NetworkedBlogs.

I haven't read any of the revered Thich Nhat Hanh's books, so I can't recommend a book of his to you. Sorry about that.

Cheers, :-)

Netizen101 said...

Hi Belinda,

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the more revered of Buddhist teachers.

Please feel free to use the quotes.