February 16, 2012. 80-minute dharma talk from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village, France. The sangha is in the 2011-2012 Winter Retreat. The talk is given in Vietnamese with English translation. A French translation is also available.
If our body is like a computer, then mindfulness is a source of electricity. We need to keep mindfulness on. The practice of Plum Village is being truly present. Be in touch with the miracles of life and know of the suffering. We need to take care of our garden and our garden is the Fve Skandhas. Using the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing, we can create joy and happiness four ourselves and others. Thay teaches the first eight.
At 24-minutes we look at the 8th gatha of The Treatise on the Objects of Cognition (?lambana-parake) by Dignaga. Energy. Force fields. Electrons. Is the ultimate reality like a force field? Bija (seeds).