Tuesday, September 8, 2015

nirvana is available in the here and now...

"Nirvana is available in the here and now. 
It is not a place to go to when we pass away. 
It is available to all of us when we are alive. 
The word “nirvana" was used by peasant farmers
 in India to describe the cooling down of the ashes 
after the fire is out. The Buddha used “nirvana” 
to describe the cooling of the fire of afflictions - 
namely the cooling of anger, fear, anxiety, 
and so on. With mindfulness, concentration 
and insight, each one of us can refresh our spirit, 
cool our afflictions and touch nirvana 
in the very here and now."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

NIRVANA Necklace

Japanese calligraphy, Hills with forest trees in tan peach cream, 

Heaven, Spiritual art, Gift for him or her

available by HighwayGlass on etsy 

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