Monday August 17th 2015

“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926) A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in France. Born Nguy?n Xuân B?o, Thích Nh?t H?nh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thi?n) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhat Hanh. Thích is an honorary family name used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan.

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Monday August 17th 2015 — 1 Comment

  1. Hanh has a great view on life and everyone could learn from him. “…You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” These two sentences were the ones that connect with people today. In modern times, people are more centered on what people think of them rather than what they think of themselves. proof of this is everyone, just look around. You will always see someone trying to impress someone else by changes who they are and/or what they do. There is no need for that to be the case.

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