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Meditation and Contemplation Nuggets from Ajaan Fuang Jotiko
MEDITATION   § Many were the times when people would tell Ajaan Fuang that ― with all the work and responsibilities in their lives ― they had no time to meditate. And many were the times he'd respond, "And you think you'll have time after you're dead?" § "W...
"When understood, the Buddha's universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what ...
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Thich Nhat Hanh - On Not Getting Caught in the Buddha's Teachings
"It's the same with the [the Buddha's] teachings. If you are caught by the teachings you cannot be transformed, you cannot practice. You have to be very intelligent and very careful about receiving the teachings. So, the teachings that I give now, please do...
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On Sending Metta to the Nepal Earthquake Victims
Metta is a thing of the heart and has to do with generating and expressing goodwill and loving - kindness to various beings — oneself, close friends, near friends, “neutral” people (people you know of but don’t know personally) and the hardest of all, “diff...
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A New Year's Message from Thich Nhat Hanh
NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM THICH NHAT HANH ~ Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on December 28, 1997 in Plum Village, France ~ Beginning Anew ~ The New Year is a great opportunity to begin anew. Because many people
look at the new year, the year to come, w...
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The Power of Skillful Restraint
The non-violence of Buddhism, the willingness to simply be with what is
and what arises, without resistance, is one profound truth of Buddhism.
But as Neils Bohr once famously commented, the opposite of one profound
truth may be another profound truth -...
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Thanksgiving Thought - Gratitude for Awakening Light
In dealing with and working on your difficult mental and emotional
stuff, always remember that the dark cannot impose upon the light in
you. Mental darkness has no being to it, for it is only the mental argument
of absence, not the actual presence of ab...
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Try Learning From Your Mistakes
If you simply brood on the mistakes you made in the past, you don’t leave yourself the energy needed to act skillfully in the present moment. It’s a matter of priorities: Where are you going to focus your energies to get the best results? The reflection con...
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How to Stop Losing Oneself in the Endless Desire for Experience
"When the soul wished to experience something, she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image." ~ Meister Eckhart ~ This rings true to me, psychologically, and while I don't know the full context of this quote by the wond...
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With warm metta to all beings and wishes for a new year of awakening and transformation. 
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Opening Up to the Sunlight of Awareness - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Beginning meditators
usually think they must suppress all thoughts and feelings (often
called “false mind”) in order to create conditions favorable to
concentration and understanding (called 'true mind'). They use methods
such as focusing their attenti...
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What to Do When You Fall Into "Waiting for Something to Happen" Mode
Try to notice when you fall into the mode of “waiting for something to happen.” Note that if you are “waiting for something to happen,” you are not really present, but fixated, sometimes even obsessed with some future occurrence. Note how your “center” is...
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Thanksgiving Thought - You Are Your Own Man or Woman
You are your own man or woman. You were not meant to be what your
parents wanted you to be. You were not meant to be what society wanted
you to be. You were meant to discover and be your unique and precious
own self. Parents and society weren’t meant t...
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