“…once there is seeing, there must be acting…”

I cherish these words from the the Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.
I have come to honor his extraordinary wisdom, spiritual insights and profound commitment to teaching.
He is a contemplative scholar, author of more than 60 books and a compassionate human rights activist.
Indeed, he is one of my personal heroes.
Although presently critically ill from a recent serious stroke, his words continue to illuminate a path to the Sacred.

Meditation is not to escape from society

Some of his most popular works:
Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
The Heart of the Buddha’s-Teaching: Transforming Suffering Into Peace, Joy and Liberation
The Miracle of Mindfulness
The Art of Power
Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
The Energy of Prayer
Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
You are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Being Peace

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“…once there is seeing, there must be acting…”

2 thoughts on ““…once there is seeing, there must be acting…”

  1. Dear Compassionate Gardener,
    Thanks for the honor of including my book “The Cow in the Parking Lot, a Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger,” which I wrote with Leonard Scheff, in your list of Thay’s books. Although the book does draw on his teaching many times, and includes a long passage on compassionate listening, we cannot aspire or claim to his having written it.

    Susan Edmiston

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