Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat Hanh

One of many world's such a lot liked academics and Zen masters stocks a profound, concise, and sensible consultant to figuring out and constructing our strongest internal resource—silence—to support us locate happiness, function, and peace.

We spend loads of our lives trying to find happiness, working from something to a different, caring concerning the previous and being fearful in regards to the destiny. all of the whereas the realm round us is overflowing with the sweetness and contentment we search. This attractiveness calls to us each day, but we infrequently are within the place to pay attention. If we don't have silence in ourselves, if our minds and bodies are choked with noise, we can't pay attention beauty's call.

In Silence, Thich Nhat Hanh publications us on a route to domesticate the calm inside ourselves and event the profound energy of quiet amid our noisy daily lives.

The present of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of solitary meditation or an latest perform of any style. With mindfulness comes the stillness we have to come domestic to ourselves and notice who we're and what we actually want.

Combining robust tales, undying knowledge, and straightforward mindfulness strategies, Thich Nhat Hanh indicates us that silence is on the middle of the happiness we search.

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The term may refer, on the one hand, to something that is strictly contingent, which may either exist or not exist depending upon conditions beyond its control, and in this sense, possibility is the very opposite of necessity. " At this point, however, a great mystery intrudes. God is also the Source, indirectly and paradoxically, of something that cannot benamely, nothing. I realize that this will sound very odd. Nevertheless, however strange, the idea follows ineluctably from the Divine infinity.

Being Absolute, it is necessarily independent of all. But what is universally independent is without any limits. That which cannot not be cannot be restricted. It must therefore be infinite. This point is crucial, for were the Absolute not at the same time the Infinite, the distinction between Atma and Maya would be a great divide. And were there such a divide, there would be in fact no Maya at all. Everything relative would never have been. As it is, however, the infinitude of the Supreme Reality results inevitably in an irresistible radiation by which it lends degrees of its Being to all things, whether in a descending or a centrifugal order.

These deeper problems, however, often manifest themselves in sophistical critiques and arguments, and it is useful to know how to respond to them on their own level. As I explained earlier, a truly effective spiritual teaching must begin by taking the skeptic's criticisms into consideration. Here we have an opportunity to address yet another of the supposed reasons for doubt. One is often asked why a good, wise, and all-powerful God would permit the existence of evil. If there is evil, and no one doubts that there is, it seems that such a God must not exist.

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