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May 13, 2010. 56-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 fourth in a series (Part I, Part II, Part III).
Thay provides a commentary on Gathas 12-18. Since the translation into English continues to be a work in progress, I will not transcribe the gathas here at this time. When they become available, it will be posted. In the meantime, enjoy the talk and translation as it is provided.
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.
In our dharma sharing, we are encouraged to look deeply impermanence. Thay also recognizes that in some cases it may be appropriate for lay and monastic, young and older, to share separately.