When you understand, you cannot help but love... To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh
With the Eyes of Compassion
Topic: Love, Compassion, & Kindness
The root-word “budh” means to wake up, to know, to understand. A person who wakes up and understands is called a Buddha. It is as simple as that. The capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love is called Buddha nature…
When you understand, you cannot help but love… To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion. When you understand, you love. And when you love, you naturally act in a way that can relieve the suffering of people.
Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-2022)
Hạnh Thich Nhất. Being Peace. Edited by Rachel Neumann, Parallax Press, 1987 [Thich Nhất Hạnh, Being Peace] pp. 18, 21-24.
Thich Nhat Hanh
- The Center for Action and Contemplation, Website
- Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation (Week Thirty) Being Peaceful Change
- What is Contemplative Prayer and Why is it so Needed? with Fr. Richard Rohr 154,502 views•Jan 10, 2018
- Look with the Eyes of Compassion Wednesday, July 29, 2020, CAC.org
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Richard Rohr, Look with the Eyes of Compassion
The Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (born 1926) is one of the world’s most influential spiritual teachers. During the Vietnam War, his work for peace brought him into friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Merton, and other Christians who shared his belief that peace must be who we are, not just something we demand. Thich Nhat Hanh teaches:
—Richard Rohr [Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation, Week 30, Being Peaceful Change (Wednesday, July 29, 2020)].