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Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace Quotes: The most basic precept of all is to be aware of what we do, what we are, each minute . Every other precept will follow from that.
         

The most basic precept of all is to be aware of what we do, what we are, each minute . Every other precept will follow from that.


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If I don't understand you, I may be angry at you, all the time. We are not capable of understanding each other, and that is the main source of human suffering.



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Guarding knowledge is not a good way to understand. Understanding means to throw away your knowledge.





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