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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh's Humerous Yet Wise Ego Lesson.


I admire his sense of humor when conveying this deep subject because it breaks down our ego's defenses. As the wise, Theravada monk, Ajahn Sumedho says, "We need humour to point to the absurdity of our self-obsession." Humor helps us view the world with less fear by boldly pointing out the silliness of the world itself!!

~peace to all beings~


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. beautiful!

Embracing Freshness said...

Thank you for making these wonderful teachings available to us. In one month's time, I will travel from Oklahoma to Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi to sit and to walk with Thay. I am looking forward to it. But the marvel of the internet, as brought to us by your blog, is that we can be with Thay and learn from Thay wherever we are and wherever he is. And we don't even always need the internet. Every morning I take a walk with Thay, even though I know he's not in Norman! But I have happy feet and I take peaceful steps and so I walk with my teacher. Embracing Freshness of the Heart.

Kirsten said...

I just love Thich Nhat Hanh--any of his teachings never fail to make me smile. Thanks for the reminder!

al said...

I have traveled many miles seen many people and places and now realize that where I am is perfect no matter where that may be. My teachers surround me with every step I take. I am challenged to live with less, love giving more and laugh the hardest at my own weakness and pain while I feel and cry for yours.

Tao1776 said...

What a wonderful teacher. James, I laugh when I remember a dear Buddhist friend that would speak of Buddhism with her Mom. A year after her Father died, they attended the annual three day sitting and teaching conference held at the nearby Easton College. Since then, my friend's Mom has spent hours under Thay's teaching and has traveled for further teaching outside of the U.S. The change has my friend's head spinning.

zensquared said...

Thank you so much for posting this! What a good lesson!

stg609 said...

Why aren't internal formations mentioned in the 2nd and 3rd establishments on mindfulness? what is the significance of the "five dull knots" as compared to any other feeling that needs to be transformed?

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