Helping guide you in all situations to love and compassion.
These six mantras come from the teachings of the book, No Mud, No Lotus, which is a great introduction to mindfulness for anyone who is interested. The book was written by a buddhist monk from Vietnam, named Thich Nhat Hanh.
Hanh was a peace keeper during the Vietnam war, and later was exiled, and canvassed for peace through out the US while in exile. Today he is a Zen master, poet, and teacher, lives in France and operates Plum Village, a mindfulness monastery.
These mantras are great for times you feel troubled or anxious. They help us find compassion and understanding, presence, and acknowledgment. In the beginning of the book, Hanh starts with a meta meditation. The meditation is that of a Lotus flower.
"You can not grow a lotus on granite, you need mud to produce a lotus flower."
Later, he clarifies the metaphor to help guide "the art of suffering". Hanh explains that throughout life, there are times where we can't help but see the mud, smell the mud, sometimes be covered in it, but if we focus on the fact that happiness cannot exist without suffering, light cannot exist without dark, we will soon realize the lotus the mud can produce, and that is the beginning of happiness.
Now that the context is given, let's help you learn the art of suffering... the six mantras are: