Thich Nhat Hahn~
We have to Remove the Concept, if we want to touch the Real Rose
L.O.V.E. Living P.E.A.C.H.
|Honorable Thich Nhat Hanh|
"Often, when we say, “I love you” we focus mostly on the idea of the “I” who is doing the loving and less on the quality of the love that’s being offered.
This is because we are caught by the idea of self. We think we have a self.
But there is no such thing as an individual separate self.
A flower is made only of non-flower elements, such as chlorophyll, sunlight, and water. If we were to remove all the non-flower elements from the flower, there would be no flower left.
A flower cannot be by herself alone. A flower can only inter-be with all of us… Humans are like this too.
We can’t exist by ourselves alone.
I am made only of non-me elements, such as the Earth, the sun, parents, and ancestors.
In a relationship, if you can see the nature of inter~being between you and the other person, you can see that his suffering is your own suffering, and your happiness is his own happiness.
With this way of seeing, you speak and act differently. This in itself can relieve so much suffering."~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Quote taken from:
How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.” By Maria Popova
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Please consider expanding the beings you are willing to love.
Please consider learning about each animal that you currently think of as "food".
Take the time to learn about the loving, social, gentle beings that these various creatures are.
Please learn to view these animals as they really are, Friends Not Food.
Plants contain Everything you need to nourish yourself. Plants Are Food!
Animals are not food, as they are made of the same kind of stuff as humans are.
True, there are some animals who eat other animals.
Humans thrive better when they eat plants. Violent Ideologies say otherwise. But digging into these violent beliefs and violent practices, I have discovered a peaceful lifestyle which has healed my ills, and calmed my spirit, and uplifted my soul.
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