Compost Nourishes the Flowers: Class #27 of the Forty Tenets

Compost Nourishes the Flowers: Class #27 of the Forty Tenets

December 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm PST

This event is Live Online.

The 40 Tenets of Plum Village with Thầy Pháp Lưu Dear friends,

In tonight’s class Thay Phap Luu will discuss the 27th tenet. The 27th Tenet: “Since the afflictions (kleśāh) and the awakening (Bodhi) are of an organic nature, the practice needs to be constant in order for transformation to continue and for regression not to take place. Samsāra is a continuation and the beautiful and wholesome things need to be continued for as long as possible, while the not beautiful and unwholesome need to be transformed so that they do not continue. The compost has to be used to nourish the flowers.”

This class is based on a book written by our teacher called “Làng Mai nhìn núi Thứu” or “Plum Village Looks at Vulture’s Peak” (an English translation is currently in progress but not yet available). The book describes the essential characteristics of Plum Village practice and teachings. For an English translation of the tenets themselves, follow this link.

CA

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