Last week I was describing the scope of Thich Nhat Hanh's book For a Future to be Possible
. While he details the five mindfulness trainings as ethics codes of the highest ideals but realizes that we are human. Here are a couple of quotes:
The direction of the Five Mindfulness Trainings is the direction of beauty, goodness, and truth. To transform our collective consciousness into beauty, goodness, and truth, we move in that direction, as we would go in the direction of the sun. We cannot climb onto the sun, and we don't need to. To move in that direction is good enough.
And . . .
The situation of the world today is so violent and confused that for a future to be possible, not only individuals, but even nations need to take the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
A highly recommended book.
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