Nhat Hanh Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nhat hanh quotes, nhat hanh sayings, and nhat hanh proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don't know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.     

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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?     

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When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body's natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.     

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Real love means loving kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.     

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Every step taken in mindfulness brings us one step closer to healing ourselves and the planet.     

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If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.     

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By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.     

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.     

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Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.     

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To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.     

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Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.     

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There is no way to happiness - happiness is the way.     

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Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.     

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The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.     

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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.     

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Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family... In order to reconcile, you have to possess the art of deep listening.     

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Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.     

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Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family.... In order to reconcile, you have to possess the art of deep listening.     

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We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal.     

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If you are capable of brushing your teeth in mindfulness, then you will be able to enjoy the time when you take a shower, cook your breakfast, sip your tea.     

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Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment.     

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Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path.     

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The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.     

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When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body's natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.     

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When you have a toothache, you think that not having a toothache will make you very happy. But when you don't have a toothache, often you are still not happy. If you practice awareness, you suddenly become very rich, very very happy.     

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Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path.     

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Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path.     

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