“We are here to awakenThich Nhat Hanh
from the illusion of our separateness.”
“My love [is] the wonderful loveSister Chan Kuong
of the network of ancestors,
parents, relatives, and friends
born in me.
The work I have done
is the work of everyone.
It is not just my work.”
“Most people view themselves as wavesThich Nhat Hanh
and forget they are also water.
They are used to living in the realm of birth and death,
and they forget about the realm
of no birth and no death.”
“Just as waves live the life of water,Thich Nhat Hanh
so we too do we live the life of no birth
and no death.”
“All the work of meditationThich Nhat Hanh
is aimed at awakening us in order to
know one thing:
that birth and death
can never touch us
in any way whatsoever.”
“A friend sent me a photo of a beautiful starSpring Washam
twinkling in the night sky.
‘I found an old picture of you,’ she wrote.
‘Here you are a trillion years ago.’
In each star, we welcome ourselves
gladly shining as the light of