Now I See–Meditation on Time

Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Now I see, drawing by Sr. Trăng Tuyết Hoa

“Now I see” means that until now, I did not see. Why not? I may have been looking for a very long time, but still I did not see. Perhaps because now I am not looking anymore, I begin to see. What is it that I see? What is it that I have been looking for?

Maybe you were looking for yourself–to find out who you really are. Who is the person reciting the Buddha’s name? Who is it that is practicing meditation? Who is the one trying to look deeply?

…..

The now is the only moment when and where you can find what you have been looking for. You have been looking for Nirvana. You have been looking for God. You have been looking for enlightenment, for awakening. You have been looking for Pure Land, and for your true nature of no birth and no death. It turns out that everything that you have been looking for is already there in the present moment, and the secret of the finding is to go back to the now.

Excerpt translation from “Now I See” (bây giờ mới thấy)* a new book in Vietnamese about poem by Thich Nhat Hanh.

*Tentative title, the book will be available soon
 

Just a simple monk!

Posted in book Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Plum Village Channels

Israeli Palestinian Retreat 2003


Watch on YouTube

Podcast

Thich Nhat Hanh Transferred to U.S. to Continue Rehabilitation

World Religion News - 1 week ago
The latest updates regarding the health of Zen...

Thich Nhat Hanh: The Power Of Walking Mindfulness Meditation

Huffington Post UK - 2 weeks ago
Mindfulness – the art of focusing your...

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh under treatment in the US

VietNamNet Bridge - 2 weeks ago
VietNamNet Bridge - After a period of treatment...

Borough residents invited to learn about mindfulness from Vietnamese zen master

Stourbridge News - 2 weeks ago
Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay to his students,...

Thich Nhat Hanh in US for rehabilitation

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - 3 weeks ago
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk,...

News via Google. See more news matching 'ThichNhatHanh'