Universal Lessons

January 17, 2010

Prayer wheels outside the Sakya Temple for Tibetan Buddhism, Seattle

“Pay attention, tell the truth, be kind, and find things to appreciate and enjoy every day.  Try to learn something from everyone.  Be open to wonder.”
     — Mary Pipher, Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

“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.”
     — Thich Nhat Hanh

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