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March 25, 2012

Quote of the Day: Thich Nhat Hanh on Froglessness.

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Froglessness

By Thich Nhat Hanh

~

The first fruition of the practice is

the attainment of froglessness.

When a frog is put

on the center of a plate,

she will jump out of the plate

after just a few seconds.

If you put the frog back again

on the center of the plate,

she will again jump out.

You have so many plans.

There is something you want to become.

Therefore you always want to make a leap,

a leap forward.

It is difficult to keep the frog still

on the center of the plate.

You and I both have Buddha Nature in us.

This is encouraging, but you and I

both have Frog Nature in us.

That is why

the first attainment of the practice—

froglessness is its name.

~

 

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