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A mindful response to terrorism

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Wake Up London

Calming the fearful mind

“We are aware that there is a tremendous amount of suffering going on, a tremendous amount of fear, anger, hatred. But we know deep in our heart that anger, hatred, cannot be responded to with anger and hatred. Responding to hatred with hatred will only cause hatred to multiply thousandfold. Only with love and compassion can we deal with hatred and anger.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh speaking in the USA, 13th September 2001

From Chapter One of Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorismby Thich Nhat Hanh

“We say we want to strike against terror, we want to destroy terrorism, but do we even know where to find it? Can we locate it with a radar? Can the army find terrorism using its night goggles and heat sensors?

Misunderstanding, fear, anger, and hatred are the roots of terrorism. They cannot be located by the military. Bombs and…

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