using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Buddhadharma : Summer 2019
THICH NHAT HANH 61 angry. You felt that you had lost your dignity, because you did not have a chance to reply. All afternoon you suffered. But this morn ing, while you are brushing your teeth, you burst out laughing. The whole matter that had caused you so much suffering suddenly seems insignificant. Only one night separates you from the event, and yet already you feel that kind of relief, because you are going in the direction of seeing the bigger picture. If we know how to look glob ally, how to touch time and space as a whole, we will not suffer. When your beloved says something that hurts you, try this prac tice: Close your eyes, breathe mindfully in and out, and visualize the two of you one hundred years from now. After three breaths, when you open your eyes, you will no longer feel hurt; instead, you will want to hug her. These are examples of touching nirvana. We learn to touch the whole and not get caught in small situations. Imaginary construction brings about the misery of samsara. The nature of nir vana, of nishpanna, opens the door of wisdom and reveals the realm of suchness. The bridge between the two is paratantra, insight into the interdependent coarising nature of reality. Samsara and suchness are not different. They have the same ground. The wave does not have to do anything to become water. It is already water. It has had nirvana in it for a long time. Just like the water, you don’t have to look for nirvana. When you are able to see through the eyes of interbeing and interdependence, you touch the nature of nirvana within yourself. flower and garBage 42 Even while blooming, the flower is already in the compost, And the compost is already in the flower. Flower and compost are not two. Delusion and enlightenment inter-are. The fortysecond verse helps us bring the teaching of interbeing into our everyday lives. “Flower” and “garbage” are images used to