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.
Thich Nhat Hanh quotes
My actions are my only true belongings. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
It is said that God has created man in his own image. But it may be that humankind has created God in the image of humankind.
The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.
Each moment is a chance for us to make peace with the world, to make peace possible for the world, to make happiness possible for the world.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.
Many people think excitement is happiness.... But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
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.
Nonviolent action, born of the awareness of suffering and nurtured by love, is the most effective way to confront adversity.
To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.
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.
In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.
The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.