Category Archives: liberation

Cooking Our Potatoes

Excerpt from “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh Anger is rooted in our lack of understanding of ourselves and of the causes, deep-seated as well as immediate, that brought about this unpleasant state of affairs. Thanks to the … Continue reading

Posted in anger, liberation, right action | Leave a comment

Observing Mind, Using Mind

Excerpt from “Budda Mind, Buddha Body” chapter “Finding Your Mind” by Thich Nhat Hanh When observing the mind, you use the mind. And what kind of mind are you using to observe? If you mind is caught in anger, confusion, … Continue reading

Posted in liberation, mindfulness, non-attachment, ultimate dimension, understanding | Leave a comment

Aimlessness

Excerpt from “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching” by Thich Nhat Hanh The Third Door of Liberation is aimlessness, apranihita. There is nothing to do, nothing to realize, no program, no agenda. This is the Buddhist teaching about eschatology. Does the … Continue reading

Posted in aimlessness, liberation | Leave a comment

Signlessness

The Second Door of Liberation is signlessness, animitta”: “Sign” means an appearance or the object of our perception. When we see something, a sign or image appears to us, and that is what is meant by “lakshana.” If water, for … Continue reading

Posted in liberation, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment