The Seed and the Fruit (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Chinese pears grown in Buddha moulds

‘Thus mindfulness is at the same time a means and an end, the seed and the fruit. When we practice mindfulness in order to build up concentration, mindfulness is a seed. But mindfulness itself is the life of awareness: the presence of mindfulness means the presence of life, and therefore mindfulness is also the fruit. Mindfulness frees us of forgetfulness and dispersion and makes it possible to live fully each minute of life. Mindfulness enables us to live.’

(Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness)

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