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“next Buddha will take the form of a community”

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by No comments yet

Janet, a Front Porch Forum member in Burlington, shared this quote yesterday…

“The next Buddha will not take the form of an  individual.  The next Buddha will take the form of a community; a community practicing understanding and loving  kindness, a community practicing mindful living.  This may  be the most important thing we can do for the survival of  the Earth.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh

I see that it’s all over the internet, but I can’t easily find the original source.  I seem to recall hearing Thich Nhat Hanh in an overheated and overflowing UVM gymnasium a decade ago.  Not sure why memories from age 12 are crystal clear, but those from 32 are so foggy.

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