Thought for the day : )

“The Buddha was a human being, and he also knew fear. But because he spent each day practicing mindfulness and looking closely at hisuntitled fear, when confronted with the unknown, he was able to face it calmly and peacefully. There is a story about a time the Buddha was out walking and Angulimala, a notorious serial killer, came upon him. Angulimala shouted for the Buddha to stop, but the Buddha kept walking slowly and calmly. Angulimala caught up with him and demanded to know why he hadn’t stopped. The Buddha replied, “Angulimala, I stopped a long time ago. It is you who have not stopped.” He went on to explain, “I stopped committing acts that cause suffering to other living beings. All living beings want to live. All fear death. We must nurture a heart of compassion and protect the lives of all beings.” Startled, Angulimala asked to know more. By the end of the conversation, Angulimala vowed never again to commit violent acts and decided to become a monk.”~Thich Nhat Hanh

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Thich-Nhat-Hanh-Fearlessness?FB=fb_omag_thich_fearlessness_excerpt#ixzz2IvEDpLNI

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