Posted on: October 17, 2021 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


“To love without understanding is to harm the one we love,” explained Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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We all wonder, “what is love?”. Is it an emotion, an action or something that we cannot explain? According to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, love is simply the way we show, the gestures we make every day.

In fact, in a simple yet profound passage, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh The path of love is one of the most complex and precious human experiences. Love is another name for understanding. Loving someone means understanding all the suffering that person has to endure.

This is not easy for everyone to understand, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh cleverly explains it with profound metaphors: “If you pour a spoonful of salt into a glass of water, the water will be so salty that it is impossible to If you pour a spoonful of salt into the river, people can still take the river water to bathe, cook and drink… The river is so vast and can hold many things. When our hearts are so small, understanding and compassion are limited and we have to endure many things then we don’t accept or forgive others for their shortcomings and we ask them to change our hearts open wide, the same things don’t hurt us anymore We are more understanding and compassionate, can tolerate others We accept others as they are and give them more opportunities to change…”.

To love someone, we must understand that person.  If you just want to possess that person as your own, that's not love.

To love someone, we must understand that person. If you just want to possess that person as your own, that’s not love.

The question for everyone is: How can we commit to understanding the suffering of others? The Zen master said, “When we support our own happiness, we are cultivating the capacity to love others. That’s why loving others also means the art of cultivating happiness. Understanding the suffering of others is the best gift you can give them. Understanding is another name for love. If you can’t understand, you can’t love.”

“If our parents don’t love and understand each other, how can we know what love really is? The most precious legacy that parents can give their children is their own happiness. Parents can leave property and money to their children, but if they are not happy people, it is difficult for their children to become happy people. happy, we can inherit all their happiness”.

Tolerance is the premise to understand each other

Thu Hoai

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