Classes / (Class #15) Recognizing Conditions of Happiness

Br Pháp Lưu

Dear friends,

In tonight’s class Thay Phap Luu will discuss the 15th tenet. In addition, Thay responds to questions that have come in over the past months we have been doing the class.

The 15th Tenet
“The awareness of suffering helps us recognize the existing conditions of happiness and also helps prevent the creation of wrong actions and the planting of negative seeds that will bring about suffering.”

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: https://orderofinterbeing.org/2016/07/forty-tenets-of-plum-village/

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