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Thich Nhat Hanh Hospitalized for Severe Brain Hemorrhage

 Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

One of my favorite teachers, a wise and gentle monk. Many times his words have appeared here with my offerings. Somehow they are always exactly what I would say were I able to find the words within…

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

I ask you to remember him in your meditations, your prayers, and visualize him healing in body and spirit.

Waking up this morning, I smile.
Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Namaste, my friends…

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.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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“In April, we cannot see sunflowers in France, so we might say the sunflowers do not exist. But the local farmers have already planted thousands of seeds, and when they look at the bare hills, they may be able to see the sunflowers already. The sunflowers are there. They lack only the conditions of sun, heat, rain and July. Just because we cannot see them does not mean that they do not exist.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

9 thoughts on “Thich Nhat Hanh Hospitalized

  1. Anonymous says:

    What beauty in Thich Nhat Hanh’s thoughts. So simple and yet so profound . Will keep him in my thoughts. And thanks to you for sharing his thoughts with us.

  2. Beautiful tribute. He is a wondrous being.

  3. Will also keep him in my thoughts. Thank you for this. I think he is in the process of recovering.

  4. Gerlinde says:

    So true, there are so many things we don’t see and yet they exist.

  5. Mary says:

    Will keep him in my thoughts – beautiful, profound writings.

  6. susancrow says:

    He’s long been one of the most wonderful teachers on Earth. The news reports say he is responsive and there’s hope he will make a full recovery. I hope so.

    “Our greatest fear is that when we die we will become nothing. Many of us believe that our entire existence is only a life span beginning the moment we are born or conceived and ending the moment we die. We believe that we are born from nothing and when we die we become nothing. And so we are filled with fear of annihilation. The Buddha has a very different understanding of our existence. It is the understanding that birth and death are notions. They are not real. The fact that we think they are true makes a powerful illusion that causes our suffering. The Buddha taught that there is no birth; there is no death; there is no coming; there is no going; there is no same; there is no different; there is no permanent self; there is no annihilation. We only think there is. When we understand that we cannot be destroyed, we are liberated from fear. It is a great relief. We can enjoy life and appreciate it in a new way.”

    Much like the quote you posted about the sunflowers.

  7. ĽAdelaide says:

    thank you, dear friends, for allowing the space for him into your thoughts. regrets i cannot type to each of you just now but know my heart is full. i hope this day, sunday, the news is good about his condition. i think he will improve but it is doubtful that his age and health will not hold him back from what he once could be within the community of practitioners.

    have a good sunday…

  8. Clanmother says:

    “Only this actual moment is life.” Thích Nhất Hạnh

    His voice will continue to inspire many generations that come after us…

  9. Mel says:

    Obviously a loved and revered man whom I know next to nothing about. Oh but I know his thoughts well, even so. Sounds like recovery is possible. Let’s hope so. The world needs all the wisdom it can get.

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