Buddhist Sutra of Mindfulness speaks about the meditation on the
corpse: meditate on the decomposition of the body, how the body bloats
and turns violet, how it is eaten by worms until only bits of blood and
flesh still cling to the bones, meditate up to the point where only
white bones remain, which in turn are slowly worn away and turn into
dust. Meditate like that, knowing that your own body will undergo the
same process. Meditate on the corpse until you are calm and at peace,
until your mind and heart are light and tranquil and a smile appears on
your face. Thus, by overcoming revulsion and fear, life will be seen as
infinitely precious, every second of it worth living.
- To meditate does not mean
to fight with a
To meditate means to observe.
It proves that you are being gentle with yourself,
the sun of awareness is shining in you,
that you have control
of your situation.
You are yourself,
and you have
acquired some peace.
- Drink your tea slowly and
as if it is the axis
on which the world earth revolves
- slowly, evenly, without
rushing toward the future;
Live the actual moment.
Only this moment is life.
- Relief, Peace, well-being, joy and better relations with
be possible if we practice mindfulness in our everyday life. I am
convinced that everybody can practice mindfulness, even politicians,
political parties, even the Congress. This is a body that holds the
responsibility for knowing the nation's situation well, and knowledge
of this kind requires the practice of looking deeply. If our elected
officials are not calm enough, do not have enough concentration, how
can they see things deeply? [True Love, in the chapter titled
'Everybody Should Practice Mindfulness']
- ....there is a great deal of hatred and anger and
is it possible, in such a state, for people to practice deep looking
with the aim of achieving a deep knowledge...So it is necessary to
practice mindfulness- it could be Buddhist or Christian- but it is
necessary to bring mindfulness to our everyday life. If you are a
journalist, a teacher, or a filmmaker you should practice mindfulness-
for the sake of your own calm and your own happiness, but also for that
of other people as well. Because we need your calm, your compassion,
your understanding. So we should be mindful as individuals but also as
a community, as a family, as a nation. [True Love, in the chapter
titled 'Everybody Should Practice Mindfulness']
Thich Nhat Hanh quotes, and mindfulness meditation information