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Poem by TNH

VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

Interrelationship

You are me, and I am you.
Isn't it obvious that we "inter-are"?
You cultivate the flower in yourself,
so that I will be beautiful.
I transform the garbage in myself,
so that you will not have to suffer.

I support you;
you support me.
I am in this world to offer you peace;
you are in this world to bring me joy.

(from “Call me by My True Names – The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh”, Parallax Press, 2005.)

ShoshinKeromeadamcrossleyperson

Comments

  • I appreciate TNH’s use of language. He seems to have a few favourite phrases and images for expressing the teachings. “Interbeing” is the most obvious but he’s also fond of flowers and garbage.

    Thanks for sharing this, @Vastmind :)

    Vastmind
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I always feel rested listening to TNH’s talks. In the manner of his speaking you find the mindfulness and peace that he is so fond of.

    Shoshin
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    I support you;
    you support me.
    I am in this world to offer you peace;
    you are in this world to bring me joy.

    The Dharma in a nutshell :)

    Vastmindadamcrossley
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    I find myself more and more considering how my own pursuit of peace and wisdom helps bring benefit to those around me. In a calm, kind demeanor. With an appropriate insight that may help. By not judging others and allowing them to be themselves.

    adamcrossleyVastmindlobster
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