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At the Foot of the Mountain

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At the foot of the mountain there is a stream take the water from the stream and wash yourself you’ll be cured…. you are cured Under the soles of your feet, there is the Earth Take a step, touch the Earth. Don’t you feel the stream? And you’ll be free…you are free In the heart

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A Young Monastic’s Dream

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My dear students, near and far, In the Daily Chanting book, there is a chant that I really liked when I was a novice. The prose of this piece is very beautiful, and its content has a great capacity to nourish the aspiration of monastics. Every time the novice Phùng Xuân [Thầy’s earlier name] chanted

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A very important exercise is to eat in silence and calmness, even if only for a few minutes. It keeps us away from distractions that get in the way of having real contact with our food. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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