Tuesday, May 18

Of Interest

A couple of excerpts I found interesting while prowling the web this morning;

"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."

"Many of us are not capable of releasing the past, of releasing the suffering of the past. We want to cling to our own suffering. But the Buddha said very clearly, do not cling to the past, the past is already gone. Do not wait for future, the future is not yet there. The wise people establish themselves in the present moment and they practice living deeply in the present moment. That is our practice. By living deeply in the present moment we can understand the past better and we can prepare for a better future."

They are quotes by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk,  Thich Nhat Hanh.

There is a video and an interesting interview at  PBS.

I picked these up from an  article by Erich Vieth  at   Dangerousintersection.

I recommend both the article and the video/interview.

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