“The Heart Sutra says that there is ‘nothing to attain.’ We meditate not to attain enlightenment, because enlightenment is already in us. We don’t have to search anywhere. We don’t need a purpose or a goal. We don’t practice in order to obtain some high position. In aimlessness, we see that we do not lack anything, that we already are what we want to become, and our striving just comes to a halt. We are at peace in the present moment, just seeing the sunlight streaming through our window or hearing the sound of the rain. We don’t have to run after anything. We can enjoy every moment. People talk about entering nirvana, but we are already there. Aimlessness and nirvana are one.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Not all who wander are lost.”  ~John Ronald Reuel Tolkien



  1. markonit

    …man, not that you ever would make a post with me specifically in mind but this post would qualify as such a post..!


  2. Adding this to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice


  3. totallly wonderful and totally true!


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