The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, at 00:00hrs on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95.
You know what’s awesome? Plumbing. You just turn a knob and water appears. Society at some point said hey, let’s put water everywhere and we made it happen. It’s 20F outside but that goddamn water knows it has somewhere to be and still shows up when I ask it to.
You ever suddenly realize how confusing almost everything you try to say comes out? I wonder if this is enlightenment. I wonder if for the first few minutes after enlightenment Buddha just sat there going “man, fuck.”
I had a crappy day and am OK with it. It is significant to reach the point in your life where this is more common than not. The level-headed reaction at least. There’s no reason to want crappy days. Don’t be one of those ‘honor in misery’ fuckers.