Sunday, October 30, 2011

Simply Sunday

“When we believe something to be the absolute truth,
we are closed.
We are no longer open to the understanding
and insight of other people,
and this is because the object of our faith
is just an idea, not a living thing.”

-Thich Nhat Hanh, Going Home

“If the object of your faith is your direct experience
and your insight, then you can always be open …
If I believe that my notion about God,
about happiness … is perfect, I want very much
to impose that notion on you.  I will say
that if you don’t believe as I do, you will not be happy.”

-          Thich Nhat Hanh, Going Home


1 comment:

  1. If you want to know if you're insane, ask yourself if you have an unwavering belief, one that you could never disavow no mater what. If you answered yes, then you're insane. - Ignots Pistachio