Thich Nhat Hanh - On Letting Go


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1 Cary W = "As soon as we entertain any idea of how we can attain happiness through the control of the outer world and people, we introduce suffering into our mind and into the world around us.  All disharmony begins with a single mind, first entertaining an untoward notion or goal."
2 Shawn Bose = "The concept of that everything must come from something is Pratītyasamutpāda (Sanskrit: प्रतीत्यसमुत्पाद; Pali: पटिच्चसमुप्पाद paṭiccasamuppāda) is commonly translated asdependent origination or dependent arising. The term is used in the Buddhist teachings in two senses:On a general level, it refers to one of the central concepts in the Buddhist tradition—that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions.On a specific level, the term is also used to refer to a specific application of this general principle—namely the twelve links of dependent origination.The concept of pratītyasamutpāda (in both the general and specific meanings) is the basis for other key concepts in Buddhism, such as karma and rebirth, the arising of dukkha "suffering" and the possibility of liberation through realizing anātman "no self". The general principle of pratītyasamutpāda is complementary to the concept of śūnyatā"emptiness".source:"
3 Cary W = "The problem with labels and such concepts as eternalism or anihilism is that they are both incomprehensible to the ordinary mind. Spiritual things can only be spiritually discerned by a mind renewed by the Holy Spirit, or Original Mind of God. "
4 Cary W = "If we approach daily life with notions that we think we can know, we miss out on the experience of enlightenment which only comes when we are empty of such notions that we can actually know anything."