Dharma Talks / The Journey Through Mindfulness, Compassion and Difficult Choices

Thich Nhat Hanh

Hello 🙂 make sure to turn on English subtitles if you need them! 🙏

What are the roots of our personal sufferings and the pains of the world? We bring our mind home to re-examine our sufferings, to find a path.

Join us in reflecting and applying Thay’s 2008-09 teachings on a Buddhist contribution toward a Global Ethic – made available for the first time with English subtitles.

This is the fourth talk of the series, which the community in Plum Village France watched on the 15th of November 2023. Original date of the talk: 11 December 2008.

0:00:00 Start of the talk

0:01:05 The art of breathing as a practice

0:08:40 Invite the Buddha to breathe with your lungs

0:14:01 The body begins to heal itself

0:19:33 Calming the body, feelings, mental formations

0:25:21 The criteria of pleasure and pain

0:27:14 Utilitarianism

0:32:14 Similarities between Buddhism and Utilitarianism

0:36:12 Examining the decision to use an atomic bomb on civilians to end a war

0:47:33 What is Right thinking, Right view?

0:59:49 Ethical dilemmas through the first criteria of ill-being and well-being in Buddhism

1:17:40 The second criteria of ‘beneficial and un-beneficial’ in Buddhism

1:25:58 The third criteria of ‘delusion and awakening’

1:36:57 What is right and good needs to be based on the criteria, in line with the teachings and the mentality of that society

1:41:15 The ultimate criteria is to transcend all notions

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