Enjoying Inner Silence

“Silence is something coming from inside, not from outside. Silence doesn’t mean not talking or not doing anything; it means that you are not disturbed inside. If you’re truly silent, then no matter how noisy a situation you find yourself in you can still enjoy the silence.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“To believe that life’s problems are fixable if we fight for them, that there is something about samsara still worth fighting for, makes it impossible to nurture a wholehearted devotion to practice the dharma. The only view truly helpful for a dharma practitioner is that samsara cannot be fixed, that cyclic existence has to be eradicated if we want to end the sufferings of samsara.”

~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche