A Quotation About The Uselessness Of Blame From Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

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When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or
less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them,  they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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12 responses to “A Quotation About The Uselessness Of Blame From Thich Nhat Hanh

  1. A wise observation. :-)

  2. Thanks for sharing this gem of a quote! Very inspiring and much needed to hear this!
    -Laine:)

  3. Wise advice. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. This was a very apt and necessary thought. Please keep them coming.

  5. Pingback: Saturday Scroll – Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh | My Journey So Far….

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