"When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight."
"We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love. We must look deeply in order to see and understand the needs, aspirations, and suffering of the person we love. This is the ground of real love. You cannot resist loving another person when you really understand him or her."
"It is my conviction that there is no way to peace. Peace is the way."
"You don't suffer because things are impermanent. You suffer because things are impermanent and you think they are permanent"
"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers."