The Nature of Interbeing

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[ By Thich Nhat Hanh ]

If you know how to look deeply

into Shakyamuni Buddha

you will see the Buddha of the cosmos

everywhere at anytime.

He is not limited to time and space

because there are many manifested bodies

of  Shakyamuni in the world

for you to see, to teach, to touch

and to learn from.

If you know how to listen,

the sound of the wind

can be the teaching

about the Four Noble Truths.

If you know how to listen to the birds,

The sounds of the birds can be

The teaching of the Noble Eightfold path.

If you know how to contemplate

the sunflowers

The sunflowers can reveal the

Buddha – land to you.

If you know how to look,

how to touch deeply,

you will become birthless and deathless.

Because that is the nature of everything.

You are in everything else,

everything else is in you.

Birth and death are just notions

That scare us,

And if you are able to remove the notions,

You get the gift of non-fear

And only with non – fear can true happiness be possible.

 

 

 

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