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Bringing The Mind Back Home

I listened to Thich Nhat Hanh speaking about mindfulness. He spoke about our physical body, but he also underlined that we have a dhamma-body, a spiritual body. Mindfulness, he said, is to bring the two bodies together so we can be one and united.

While he sat there in his lotus-position, he reached out in the air and sort of grabbed something, and then put it back in his body. Mindfulness, he said, is to bring the mind back home to the physical body. Even if when we experience our physical body, our mind and dhamma-body could be all other places.

I think I shall never forget the humble zen-master, smiling, reaching out for the mind, so that he could bring it back home. To me mindfulness can never be explained in a better way.


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2 thoughts on “Bringing The Mind Back Home

  1. That’s it, Thich Naht Hanh is a wonderful teacher. He is able to explain the dharma in “simple” words.

    • Yes, he is. And I guess that is the reason for his popularity. I like his message of simplicity, claiming mindfulness is for everyone to practice.

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