Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

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Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

Post by Sound Breath » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm

Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message




Thich Nhat Hanh:
One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students) has led an extraordinary life. Monasteries in the tradition of Thay are located in France (Plum Village), Germany (European Institute of Applied Buddhism), New York (Blue Cliff Monastery), California (Deer Park Monastery) and Mississippi (Magnolia Grove Monastery).

One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh has led an extraordinary life. This official page is supported and monitored by lay and monastic sangha.


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Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

Post by muni » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Hello,
Thank you for sharing this, Sound Breath. :smile:

His teachings are touching simplicity, which is compassionate. He is well respected by teachers of other traditions.

I would say there is a forum Thien, in which you could as well post his teachings, but since he seems very much to teach in a direct way to integrate Dharma in daily life, it has its' place here as well.

This poem by him I like to add: http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=2088
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Post by fuki » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm

I watched this doc a few weeks ago, a very nice look into Plum Village.

https://plumvillage.org/walk-with-me/
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Post by muni » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:07 am

Sound Breath, all those people who could benefit from his teaching, leaving no field for divisions like friend-enemy. Thanks to the Palestinian and Arab, Americans and all!
“Discrimination is the base of our suffering.” Thich Nhat Hanh.

Fuki, this caught my eye on the website of Plumvillage:
"The energy of Thich Nhat Hanh was present in the footsteps of his disciples."
Wow! :buddha1:
I see more than one video there. Is there one you mean particularly?
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Post by muni » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:29 am

https://plumvillage.org/ See latest Dharma Talk :group: :heart:
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Post by fuki » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:32 pm

Hi muni, the doc is called "Walk With Me" (2017)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2331100/

Actually it's the only doc I see on that page :jumping:

I loved the doc, especially the part where a little kid asks Thich Nhat Hanh a question regarding the death of her puppy and how to deal with her sadness, and he "explains" she can still see puppy in her cup of tea. The kids gets it and ends with a smile on her face, it's priceless!
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Post by muni » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:37 pm

:smile: I watched the trailer. Wonderful.

Thank you.
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H H Dalai Lama

"Relax." nirvana-samsara do not stray from spaciousness.

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Post by Jesse » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:22 pm

The whole documentary is on Netflix, it's actually very good.
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Post by muni » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:51 pm

It looked to me that the video and meaning by Thich Nhat Hanh is pointing to the suffering by discrimination.

Here another. But it can perhaps seem to contradict the teaching of the precious human life. But I do not think it is. Many teachings seems to contradict, H H said. But each has its particular meaning.
So looking like that you see that you are made of ‘non-you’ elements and that the non-you elements continue to be in you and if you take the non-you elements out, there is no more ‘you’ left.

"We have the complex of superiority as human beings and we think we have that kind of intelligence, that kind of consciousness that other living beings do not have. But I’m not very proud of that kind of mind that we are using in daily life: the mind of discrimination caught by many notions, the foundation of all kind of suffering. We discriminate against this and that, and that creates complexes of superiority, inferiority, and equality.

(gestures to an orchid) This plant has intelligence, this plant has knowledge, this plant has a will to live. This plant knows how to fabricate flowers and fruit and how to continue to live in the best way it can. And it seems to me that this plant is creating less suffering than we human beings. I am not very proud of my mind of discrimination. Therefore I am free from the complex of ‘superiority of a human being’. I know that I can do better. So that is the mind of Non-discrimination. As far as you use the mind of discrimination to judge and to organize, you continue to create suffering. That is why it’s so important to learn how to remove notions that are at the foundation of separation and discrimination.”
I guess without inner peace there cannot be peace nowhere.
http://www.kosmosjournal.org/news/thich ... of-things/
“ Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. ”
H H Dalai Lama

"Relax." nirvana-samsara do not stray from spaciousness.

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