Surreal drawing by Alfred Basha
‘Please don’t think that because you are unhappy, because there is pain in your heart, that you cannot go to the Buddha. It is exactly because there is pain in your heart that communication is possible. Your suffering and my suffering are the basic condition for us to enter the Buddha’s heart, and for the Buddha to enter our hearts.’
– Thich Nhat Hanh, in “The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching”.