May 6, 2010. 75-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh in Upper Hamlet, Plum Village. The talk was given Vietnamese (found here) and is translated into English by Sr. Chan Khong. This is the second in a series (Part 1).
Before Thay begins his continued commentary on the Net of Love, he spends about 25-minutes re-examining the Three Jewels (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) and how important it is to take care of ourselves. We uses the tree metaphor, found in the sutra too, to illustrate how we need to be strong in our practice by having strong roots.
In the remaining 45-minutes, Thay provides a commentary on a few more of the gathas found in the Sutra on Net of Love (Gathas 7-10). As a reminder, this text is from Chinese Dhammapada and originally in the sanskrit (Taisho #213). The sutra has 32 chapters, has 752 stanzas, and was translated to Chinese in the 3rd century.
Practitioners are encouraged to explore the themes presented in local dharma sharing. He would like to hear of the fruit from the dharma sharing.