Thich Nhat Hanh on Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tick-Naught-Han) is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk. During the war in Vietnam, he worked tirelessly for reconciliation between North and South Vietnam. His lifelong efforts to generate peace moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He lives in exile in a small community in France where he teaches, writes, gardens, and works to help refugees worldwide. He has conducted many mindfulness retreats in Europe and North America helping veterans, children, environmentalists, psychotherapists, artists and many thousands of individuals seeking peace in their hearts in Buddhism and in their world.

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Thich Nhat Hanh: ‘In Buddhism, all views are wrong views. When you get in
    touch with reality, you no longer have views, you have wisdom.’

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I marvel at his determination to spread his wisdom, and I greatly
    appreciate it as well.

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Powerful teachings….

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting…

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Amazing insight.
    everyone should watch this video

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Nonetheless, the principle of non-contradiction is valid.

    btw: WHO discovers that the self is an illusion?

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    truly inspirational

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    From the purity of the mind and heart of Thicht Nhat Hanh flows wisdom that
    he imparts gently and quietly

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Ajahn Hanh is an enlightened being, great teacher, and a living example of
    Dharma!

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I am going to sit (meditate) tomorrow evening Feb. 25 for 1 hour at 9pm
    EST. If anyone cares to participate.

    It is the full moon and lifts the tides. I believe grounding to be
    important to me. Humble myself.

    It is also the Hunger Moon; end of winter and some animals howl out in
    hunger because they were not able to prepare as squirrels do.

    I will say a prayer for anyone hungry (for food or spirit) that the Spring
    will bring forth fruit. I will then look in the sky and see the moon as one.

    Peace 

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    freedom…

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I thought +Edgar Brown might like to see this…

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Ive been thinking that myself, when I look at him I don’t see him, I see
    everything. Much peace to you brother. Xxx

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    In my dream i had seen the book of power it can only be read by a observer
    because its hidden in a dimension that no soul or the living can enter.

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Yeah he’d probably agree with that. That’s the trouble with language it’s
    extraordinarily clumsy and it very rarely, if at all, describes something
    adequately but it’s the best we have.

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Direct experience of reality is not a ‘view’ on or of reality,it is DIRECT
    experience.That is why it needs no ‘view’ .

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    cessation and extintion of all suffering please as rusult of
    missunderstnding from us

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I know.. its still a completely absurd thing, how about staying perfectly
    nothing XD not bother with all this aching from this sensitive body made of
    flesh and bone. Oh when that first cell ate another cell… the HORROR

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    CHECK THE SUBTITLE…its EPIC FUNNY AND NOT RESPECTFUL

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Is the truth not important? You have presumably just listened to Thich Nhat
    Hanh because you wanted to learn something from him; and this presupposes
    that he has some truth(s) to communicate. The Buddha himself taught
    precisely because he thought he had discovered important truths, such as
    the Four Truths, etc. Something are true and somethings are false. However,
    I agree that my mode of debate here was egotistical.

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    “Faith that” usually comes out of “faith in”. For instance, most people
    have “faith in” scientists (such as Einstein, etc) and for that reason have
    “faith that” the propositions they put forward as truth claims. Why do most
    people believe in the “Big Bang”? Well, not because they have done the
    equations, etcetera, but because they have “faith in” scientists. Why do
    most Buddhists believe in reincarnation, Nirvana, etc? Because they have
    “faith in” the Buddha. (Continued).

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    You have not understood what I wrote. I said (1) that scientists presuppose
    that the universe is rationally intelligible. This is not something you can
    prove ‘a priori’; it is something that can only be confirmed by
    investigation; but you have to have faith that the universe is rationally
    intelligible before you can even bother to investigate; and (2) that
    non-scientists have “faith in” scientists’ propositions. If you haven’t
    done the equations why do you believe in “Big Bang” or “Black Holes”?

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I think that its not merely a problem of language but a problem of logic.
    Maybe I am too much of a rationalist but it seems to me that we cannot
    escape having views, even if you want to say that all views are wrong, for
    this is itself a view. Maybe what he means is that all views produced by
    reason (conceptual mind) are wrong; but that experience (in meditation or
    whatever) leads to direct contact with reality as it is?

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    A cloud can’t become rain or snow without losing its ‘being’ as a cloud
    first. If a cloud persists as it turned into rain, then it would be a cloud
    and rain. But the rain is NOT a cloud. Therefore, the cloud cannot persist
    before turning into something else. The truth will set you free. Accept
    life and death. Cheers!

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    He taught a lot and everything is “based” around the concept of
    nothingness. Therefor it was nothing. Simple logic. As long as you’re still
    quoting you’re not learning anything.


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