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...Tale of Kieu...

"In the Vietnamese epic poem Tale of Kieu, Kieu returns to the apartment of her beloved, Kim Trong, and finds him fast asleep at his desk, his head resting on a pile of books. Kim Trong hears Lieu's footsteps, but, not quite awake, he asks, "Are you really there, or am I dreaming?" Kieu replies, "Now we have the opportunity to see each other clearly. But if we do not live deeply in this moment, it will be only a dream."

You and your beloved one are here together. You have the chance to see each other deeply. But if you are not fully present, everything will be like a dream."

- Thich Nhat Hanh (The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching)


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