Four Mantras

Four man­tras for rela­ti­ons­hip — as shared by Thich Nhat Hanh in an inter­view with Oprah Winfrey here.

Mantra 1

Darling, I am here for you.“

When you love someo­ne, the best thing you can offer him or her is your pre­sence.
How can you love, when you are not there?

Mantra 2

Darling, I know you are the­re. And I am so hap­py becau­se I know you are tru­ly there.“

You reco­gni­ze the pre­sence of your beloved one.

Embrace your beloved with mind­ful­ness and she will bloom like a flower

To be loved means to be reco­gni­zed as existing.

And the­se two man­tras can bring hap­pi­ness right away.

Mantra 3

Darling, I know you suf­fer … that is why I am here for you.“

Before hel­ping, your pre­sence can bring some relief.

Mantra 4

A bit more difficult …

When you suf­fer … and when you belie­ve your suf­fe­ring has been cau­sed by your beloved one … and so you suf­fer so deeply and you pre­fer to go to your room and clo­se your door and suf­fer alo­ne … and you get hurt and you want to punish him or her for having made you suffer.

The man­tra is to over­co­me that:

Darling, I suf­fer. I try my best to prac­ti­ce. Please help me.“

You go to him.

You go to her.

You prac­ti­ce that.