“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” —Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

“In our own world as we become more aware of the effects of technology on psychic formation and manifestation, we are losing all confidence in our right to assign guilt. Ancient prehistoric societies regard violent crime as pathetic. The killer is regarded as we do a cancer victim. ‘How terrible it must be to feel like that,’ they say.” —Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media


“Sometimes, through non-action, we can help more than if we do a lot. Like a calm person on a small boat during a storm, just by being there we can change the situation.”

“The truth must be presented in ways that others can accept. … Before you speak, understand the person you are speaking to.”

“Anxiety, the illness of our time, comes primarily from our inability to dwell in the present moment.”