Sunday, January 13, 2013

stopping and seeing

Thich Nhat Hanh
"Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us. It helps us to know ourselves: our rough parts and our smooth parts, our passion, aggression, ignorance, and wisdom.

The reason that people harm other people, the reason that the planet is polluted and people and animals are not doing so well these days is that individuals don’t know or trust or love themselves enough.

The technique of sitting meditation called shamatha-vipashyana (“tranquility-insight”) is like a golden key that helps us to know ourselves."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

1 comment:

George Clark said...

Thich Nhat Hahn's New Year address