“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
“Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn’t take you into the house.”
Shams of Tabriz
“The mind does not belong to you, but you are responsible for it.” ~
IMS teacher Sayadaw U Tejaniya
And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
(Image: “Aristotle” by Francesco Hayez)
To make peace, we cannot ignore war, racism, violence, greed, the injustice and sufferings of the world. They must be confronted with courage and compassion. UNLESS WE SEEK JUSTICE, PEACE WILL FAIL.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee