NPR held a contest for people to submit scripts for ads for something wonderful we can’t buy. Here’s the ad for “nothing” – a Buddha’s delight!
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â€œThrough my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.â€
â€• Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love
“If a cruel and violent person disembowels you, you can smile and look at him with love. It is his upbringing, his situation, and his ignorance that cause him to act so mindlessly. Look at him – the one this is bent on your destruction and heaps injustice upon you – with eyes of love
In order to save our planet Earth, we must have a collective awakening. Individual awakening is not enough. That is why one Buddha is not enough. – Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt from One Buddha Is Not Enough: … through evolution, we have also developed a higher capacity of self-awareness, and of recognizing everything for its suchness—as
“Man is not the enemy. Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance, and fear. … God does not take sides. Jesus, Buddha, Allah – all the great beings speak of compassion and inclusiveness. We should not believe that we can be peaceful by eliminating the other side.” Thich Nhat Hanh – Calming The Fearful Mind