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Eight Fold Path

Essential

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Jan 4, 2018

25659420_10209829051194284_8522155485922272330_nLet us be careful in speech,

be well-restrained in mind,

and physically, too, let us abstain from harm.

Let us purify these three courses of action

and accomplish the practice of the Noble Eightfold Path

made known by all the Buddhas.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Dharmapada

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Thich Nhat Hanh Philosophy & Practice


Right Speech

Sometimes we speak clumsily and create internal knots in others. Then we say, “I was just telling the truth.” It may be the truth, but if our way of speaking causes unnecessary suffering, it is not Right Speech. The truth must be presented in ways that others can accept. Words that damage or destroy are not Right Speech. Before you speak, understand the person you are speaking to. Consider each word carefully before you say anything, so that your speech is “Right” in both form and content.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

from the book “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation”
ISBN: 978-0767903691 – http://amzn.to/17VOZql


Reminder: The Noble Eight fold Path

To be practiced in every moment.

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Eight fold path

The Eight fold Path consists of eight practices: right view, right thinking, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.

Source: Eight fold path | Zen Flash


The Eight Fold Path

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The Eight fold Path consists of eight practices: right view, right thinking, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.


People are dealing too much with the negative

“I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong… Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?”

~Thich Nhat Hanh~