R.I.P Thích Nhất Hạnh

I learned of Thích Nhất Hạnh many years ago when I was in the Cleveland Dharma Study Group.  He was one of many Buddhist masters whose books I read & cherished.  I am very sad to hear of his passing.

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by Đinh Trường Chinh
kính tiễn Thích Nhất Hạnh trở về với quê hương đích thực. tin ông ra đi trong một ngày tuyết lạnh nơi tôi ở, mút phía bên kia địa cầu…
thank you so much for your words of wisdom.
“The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.
Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful…How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural–you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free …
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be…

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