quote by Nhat Hanh

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.

— Nhat Hanh

Grateful Real Buddhist quotations

There is no fire like passion No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger, And no joy like the joy of freedom.


Real buddhist quote The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.
The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.

Master your words. Master your thoughts. Never allow your body to do harm. Follow these three roads with purity And you will find yourself upon the one way, The way of wisdom.

Real buddhist quote It is when you finally learn that your  are all in your mind that your real life
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
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A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.

How easy it is to see your brother's faults, How hard it is to face your own.


Real buddhist quote Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know wh
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.

Man must have results, real results, in his inner and outer life.

I do not mean the results which modern people strive after in their attempts at self-development. These are not results, but only rearrangements of psychic material, a process the Buddhists call 'samsara' and which our Holy Bible calls 'dust'.

Real buddhist quote A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love.

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.


There is no fire like passion: there is no evil and hatred.

Real buddhist quote The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is w
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.

Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation.

Anger and hatred are the real enemies that we must confront and defeat, not the 'enemies' who appear from time to time in our lives.

A good friend who points out mistakes is to be respected, as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.

Real buddhist quote The real workout starts when you want to stop.
The real workout starts when you want to stop.
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Why do what you will regret? Why bring tears upon yourself? Do only what you do not regret, And fill yourself with joy.


The real destroyer of inner peace is fear and distrust.

Fear develops frustration, frustration develops anger, anger develops violence.

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.

Real buddhist quote Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.

You too shall pass away. Knowing this, how can you quarrel?

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.


Real buddhist quote A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.

It is better to do nothing Than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.

The Four Reliances. First, rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words; Second, rely on the teachings, not on the personality of the teacher; Third, rely on real wisdom, not superficial interpretation; And fourth, rely on the essence of your pure Wisdom Mind, not on judgmental perceptions.

On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions;

it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.

Real buddhist quote Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.

When I hear real faithful people - whether it's a real Christian, or a real Buddhist, or a real Muslim - I hear them use the language I use for a friend. So my metaphor for God is friend.

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe, the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.


Health, contentment, and trust are your greatest possessions. And freedom your greatest joy.

Real buddhist quote People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real prob
People often complain about lack of time when lack of direction is the real problem.

Make an island of yourself, make yourself your refuge;

there is no other refuge. Make truth your island, make truth your refuge; there is no other refuge.

Born out of concern for all beings.

The experience taught me to be present in the real Buddhist sense of paying attention to the moment.

Real buddhist quote Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whe
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.


This, perhaps, goes to show that conditional self-esteem, as I have said for many years, is an insidious, real sickness, so much so that even Buddhists carelessly sneak it in and sometimes encourage their clients to achieve it.

Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real message of love.

The Ill-directed mind can do to you even worse

To cease from evil, to do good, and to purify the mind yourself, this is the teaching of all the Buddhas.