Posts Tagged ‘detail from a stalk of barley – the staple grain roasted into tsampa all across the Tibetan plateau.’

November 23rd

November 23, 2011

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and arguments. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding.
- Thich Nhat Hahn

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