Smile- a new day is here ! Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand-new hours are before me. I vow to live fully each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of - Thich Nhat Hanh ( From Peace is Every Breath ) What a nice determination to make every morning ! Thích Nhất Hạnh (born October 11, 1926) is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France,traveling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term…
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Largely attributed to Buddha. it is actually not a Buddha Quote ! The closest seems to be : “Develop the meditation of equanimity. For when you are developing the meditation of equanimity, irritation will be abandoned.” (MN 62) BUT is good anyway, to remember !
The Human Conundrum ! " Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present moment. As a result, he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never truly lived "
Why is the World Dangerous ? The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Indeed. Paraphrased from : Einstein's tribute to Pablo Casals (30 March 1953), in Conversations with Casals (1957), page 11, by Josep Maria Corredor, translated from Conversations avec Pablo Casals : souvenirs et opinions d'un musicien (1955).