A Few Buddhist Ideas


The greatest achievement is selflessness.  The greatest worth is self-mastery.  The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.  The greatest precept is continual awareness.  The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.  The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.  The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.  The greatest generosity is non-attachment.  The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.  The greatest patience is humility.  The greatest effort is not concerned with results.  The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.  The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.


Through your love for each other, through learning the art of making one person happy, you learn to express your love for the whole of humanity and all beings. Please help us develop the curriculum for the Institute for the Happiness of One Person. Don’t wait until we open the school. You can begin practicing right away.

–Thich Nhat Hanh

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.

–Thich Nhat Hanh

Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.

–Alan Watts

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