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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“In Buddhism the word “suchness” is used to mean “the essence of particular characteristics of a thing or a person, its true nature.” If we want to live in peace and happiness with a person, we have to see the … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Thich Nhat Hanh in NO DEATH, NO FEAR

“Look into a plum tree. In each plum on the tree there is a pit. That pit contains the plum tree and all previous generations of plum tree. The plum pit contains an eternity of plum trees. Inside the pit … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 by Thich Nhat Hanh in NO DEATH, NO FEAR

“We are often sad and suffer a lot when things change, but change and impermanence have a positive side. Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. Life itself is possible. If a grain of corn is not impermanent, it can never … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Thich Nhat Hanh in NO DEATH, NO FEAR

“When we lose someone we love, we should remember that the person has not become nothing. “Something” cannot become “nothing,” and “nothing” cannot become “something.” Science can help us understand this, because matter cannot be destroyed – it can become … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for February 1st, 2016 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“Hope is important, because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. But that is the most that hope can do for us – … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“In Buddhism the word “suchness” is used to mean “the essence of particular characteristics of a thing or a person, its true nature.” If we want to live in peace and happiness with a person, we have to see the … Continue reading

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