"While one person can never really share the pain of another, they can so easily and needlessly add to it." - Tan Twan Eng, "The Gift of Rain"
"Once you have some understanding and insight into your own suffering, you begin to be better at understanding and communicating with someone else." - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Suffering is caused and permitted by an untamed mind." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"If a lotus is to grow, it needs to be rooted in the mud." - Thich Nhat Hanh