Nhat Hanh Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Nhat Hanh's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Monk Nhat Hanh's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 723 quotes on this page collected since October 11, 1926! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • If we are not peaceful, if we are not feeling well in our skin, we cannot demonstrate real peace, and we cannot raise our children well either.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (1993). “Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change”, p.112, Parallax Press
  • The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.

    Twitter post from Aug 09, 2016
  • For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2008). “Being Peace”, p.50, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • The Seven Factors of Awakening are mindfulness, investigation of phenomena, diligence, joy, ease, concentration, and letting go.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2015). “The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation”, p.76, Harmony
  • Action is called karma. And that's your continuation. When this body disintegrates, you continue on with your actions. It's like the cloud in the sky. When the cloud is no longer in the sky, it hasn't died. The cloud is continued in other forms like rain or snow or ice.

    Interview with Oprah Winfrey, www.oprah.com.
  • Our joy, peace and happiness depend very much on our practice of recognizing and transforming habit energies. There are positive habit energies that we have to cultivate, and negative habit energies that we have to recognize, embrace and transform. The energy with which we do these things is mindfulness.

  • Happiness does not come from consumption of things.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2003). “Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World”, p.171, Simon and Schuster
  • Around us, life bursts with miracles, a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops.

    Thich Nhat Hanh “Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings”, Orbis Books
  • I am inviting you to go deeper, to learn and to practice so that you become someone who has a great capacity for being solid, calm, and without fear, because our society needs people like you who have these qualities, and your children, our children, need people like you, in order to go on, in order to become solid, and calm, and without fear.

  • Do not say that I'll depart tomorrow because even today I still arrive. Look at me: I arrive in every second to be a bud on a spring branch, to be a tiny bird whose wings are still fragile, learning to sing in my new nest, to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower, to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.

  • The kingdom of God is available to you in the here and the now. But the question is whether you are available to the kingdom. Our practice is to make ourselves ready for the kingdom so that it can manifest in the here and the now. You don't need to die in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. In fact, you have to be truly alive in order to do so.

  • The sangha is a community where there should be harmony and peace and understanding. That is something created by our daily life together. If love is there in the community, if we've been nourished by the harmony in the community, then we will never move away from love.

    "Building a Community of Love: bell hooks and Thich Nhat Hanh". Interview with Bell Hooks, www.lionsroar.com. March 24, 2017.
  • Life is a miracle, and being aware of simply this can already make us very happy.

  • Birth is okay and death is okay, if we know that they are only concepts in our mind. Reality transcends both birth and death.

  • Many of us have been running all our lives. Practice stopping.

    "Stop Running, Start Being". Interview with Don Lattin, www.sfgate.com. October 12, 1997.
  • Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2011). “Peace Is Every Breath: A Practice for Our Busy Lives”, p.14, Harper Collins
  • Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (1996). “The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation”, p.14, Beacon Press
  • Shallow understanding accompanies poor compassion; great understanding goes with great compassion.

  • The reason we might lose love is because we are always looking outside of us, thinking that the object or action of love is out there. That is why we allow the love, the harmony, the mature understanding, to slip away from ourselves.

    "Building a Community of Love: bell hooks and Thich Nhat Hanh". Interview with bell hooks, plumvillage.org. January 1, 2000.
  • When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.

    Thich Nhat Hanh, John Stanley, David Loy, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim (2013). “Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth”, p.46, The Golden Sufi Center
  • The 7 factors of enlightenment: mindfullness, investigation of mental objects, energy, joy, tranquility, concentration and equanimity.

  • Human beings are innately loving beings. When we fail to love, it is because an element of ignorance has intruded into our experience, submerging our natural impulse to love.

  • Water flows from high in the mountains Water runs deep in the Earth Miraculously, water comes to us, And sustains all life.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2008). “The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice: Easyread Large Bold Edition”, p.106, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2005). “Wisdom from Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life”, p.68, Peter Pauper Press, Inc.
  • You only need to walk in mindfulness, making peaceful, happy steps on our planet. Breathe deeply, and enjoy your breathing. Be aware that the sky is blue and the birds' songs are beautiful. Enjoy being alive and you will help the living Christ and the living Buddha continue for a long, long time.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2007). “Living Buddha, Living Christ 10th Anniversary Edition”, p.59, Penguin
  • Smile, breathe and go slowly.

  • It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.

    FaceBook post by Thich Nhat Hanh from Sep 26, 2014
  • When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear, and we discover life with all its wonders.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2009). “Happiness (EasyRead Comfort Edition)”, p.42, ReadHowYouWant.com
  • If you are truly present and know how to take care of the present moment as best you can, you are doing your best for the future already.

    Thich Nhat Hanh (2012). “Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm”, p.10, Harper Collins
  • Our smile will bring happiness to us and to those around us. Even if we spend a lot of money on gifts for everyone in our family, nothing we buy could give them as much happiness as the gift of our awareness, our smile. And this precious gift costs nothing.

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  • We hope you have found the saying you were looking for in our collection! At the moment, we have collected 723 quotes from the Monk Nhat Hanh, starting from October 11, 1926! We periodically replenish our collection so that visitors of our website can always find inspirational quotes by authors from all over the world! Come back to us again!