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Thich Nhat Hanh, True Love & Jeremy Lin

by Patrick Groneman
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"We have been using the word 'love' to mean appetite or desire, as in 'I love hamburgers.'  We have to use language more carefully.  'Love' is a beautiful word; we have to restore its meaning... In Buddhism, the primary meaning of love is friendship...the intention and capacity to offer joy and happiness." - Thich Nhat Hanh

I LOOOOVE  this quote --- or rather: "The intention to reclaim the word love for it's deeper meaning fills me with great joy and appreciation."

I also LOOOOOVE Jeremy Lin --- I mean: "I desire to be filled with the pleasure that comes from watching Jeremy Lin break through three defenders and reverse lay-up on that s&i+."

I'm sure, deep down inside somewhere, I love Jeremy Lin unconditionally, but for now, my love for him is in that buzzer-beating-three-pointer, aesthetic beauty sort of way.


Jeremy Lin

(Jeremy Lin, probably about to say something really humble.)

(Image courtesy Flickr user nikk_la )


Thich Nhat Hanh

(Thich Nhat Hanh, might actually "Love" Jeremy Lin unconditionally)

(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Duc)

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