Thich Nhat Hanh on Enlightenment
“Enlightenment, for a wave in the ocean, is the moment the wave realizes it is water. When we realize we are not seperate, but a part of the huge ocean of everything, we become enlightened. We realize this through practice, and we remain awake and aware of this through more practice.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. Thích Nhất Hạnh lives in Plum Village in southwest France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. Wikipedia
Born: October 11, 1926 (age 91), Hue, Vietnam
Title: Thiền Sư; (Zen master)
Movies: Fierce Light
Albums: The Present Moment, Drops of Emptiness, MORE
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