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(4) The Little Flame: A Teaching on Birth & Death by Thich Nhat Hanh, 2013 10 16 (Deer Park, CA)

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Comments • 71

  • Jake the dog
    Jake the dog 4 months ago +73

    I can’t believe my teacher is gone. Living Buddha living Christ changed my life. I met him through his books 30 years ago and I’m grateful for his help in my life.

    • Jeannie Wilson
      Jeannie Wilson 4 months ago


    • Joane' Spring
      Joane' Spring 4 months ago +3

      @Renee Parent We just took a walk together. My feet were his feet too. 💕🕉💕

    • Renee Parent
      Renee Parent 4 months ago +1

      @Joane' Spring He is everywhere

    • Jake the dog
      Jake the dog 4 months ago

      @trucmai tran beautifully put

    • trucmai tran
      trucmai tran 4 months ago +3

      He is physically gone but he is always with us when we think of him, or when we practice his teaching: loving, kindness, compassion, understanding and forgiving . He is present right at this moment while I am typing . I treasure Thầy and keep him dearly in my ❤️.

  • Connor M B.
    Connor M B. 4 months ago +27

    The grief I feel from Thay's death, along with his amazing teachings (such as this one), has filled me with a kind of gratitude that is so full and vibrant and alive in my body. I am sad, but I am reminded with my breathing and with my steps that I am breathing with Thay, I am walking with Thay. This is a sacred time and this is my practice. I am also breathing and walking with all of you.

  • Unapologetic Goddess
    Unapologetic Goddess 4 months ago +37

    His wisdom, his peaceful soul shall live forever , as a being that has anxiety he thought me how to not live inside my head he taught me to look at so many things in another light from a place of peace and stillness . Live on Buddha

    • Frank L
      Frank L 4 months ago

      @Uncle Diggie good point

    • Uncle Diggie
      Uncle Diggie 4 months ago

      @Frank L I was thinking Wirathu but then when think about Thay catching himself on fire for the RAM cd that's hard to beat

    • Frank L
      Frank L 4 months ago

      @Uncle Diggie who do you think would win a fight Wirathu or Thay

    • Uncle Diggie
      Uncle Diggie 4 months ago

      @Frank L Wirathu is a great man.

    • Frank L
      Frank L 4 months ago +1

      I know how you feel. Ashin Wirathu does it for me.

  • Maria Estrada
    Maria Estrada 4 months ago +18

    So grateful that I was able to discover his teachings in my lifetime. We are all blessed.

    • JJ Cool
      JJ Cool 4 months ago

      I cannot agree with you more. I feel grounded and calm whenever I listen to him. I can let go more and live in here and now. I'm forever grateful to him and also the plum village, a place where I can find refuge and comfort.

  • luke z
    luke z 4 months ago +15

    "I will continue to be...a flower or a leaf...+ send you a greeting. If you are aware, you will recognize me, and you will be smiling at me. +I will be very happy." OUR TEACHER TNH🙏🏽 🙏🏽 🙏🏽

  • Hitoshi Yokoo
    Hitoshi Yokoo 4 months ago +8

    In today's newspaper, I was informed that Thich Nhat Hanh had died.
    "Love and Mercy Community that embraces the flames of anger" was the world he and Rev. Martin Luther King were aiming for.
    Greetings from Japan.

  • Sue Castillo
    Sue Castillo 4 months ago +11

    Beloved Thay is manifesting in us and around us…. So grateful I paid attention…💕

  • trucmai tran
    trucmai tran 4 months ago +6

    He is physically gone but he is always with us when we think of him, or when we practice his teaching of loving, kindness, compassion, understanding and forgiving . He is present right at this moment while I am typing . I treasure Thầy and keep him dearly in my ❤️. I am grateful for Thầy’s teaching.🙏🙏🙏💔💔💔🙏🙏🙏

  • Beatrijs Degroote
    Beatrijs Degroote 4 months ago +6

    Thank you for all these video's to be reminded of thay's vision. You prove you are his continuation and that there is no death. It inspires me in reflecting on death.

  • Scarlett Freedom🇨🇦
    Scarlett Freedom🇨🇦 4 months ago +2

    I love this and all his beautiful candles, in my suffering he comforts my heart

  • Heather Berg
    Heather Berg 4 months ago +4

    Such an extraordinarily beautiful teaching. Thank you for sharing it with us, and thank you dear Thay.

  • Linda Linda
    Linda Linda 4 months ago +2

    I found Thay's teachings many years ago but I lost my way..now I have come back to re-learn again that love and compassion is the only way. May his teachings forever live on 🙏

  • Edward Knott
    Edward Knott 4 months ago +3

    I just started a connection with the Plum Village. I know almost nothing about this teacher but I want to learn more. He has a good way about him and his message is simple and pure.
    Sorry I never met him. X

  • Rosalinda & Amorim
    Rosalinda & Amorim 4 months ago +1

    I"m very grateful for his teachings and I feel very blessed that I come across his books.

  • Kien Vo
    Kien Vo 4 months ago +2

    Thay's voice was full of love. I wish that I had met Thay in person... Thay was really a Buddha!

  • HỮU THIỆN VLOGS - Cuộc sống & trãi nghiệm

    My teacher is gone. but he Living Buddha changed my life forever....

  • Conrado De Acha
    Conrado De Acha 4 months ago +6

    Thank you Master!!! 🙏🙏🙏♾

  • W Melville
    W Melville 4 months ago +1

    The energy of his sentience dissipating back to the collective well in the void fills me with a peace knowing that parts of it will be tapped to be a part of myriad new creations. He would not want us to feel grief😔

  • Allard de Jong
    Allard de Jong 3 months ago +1

    What a gift of making the complicated/esoteric accessible and relevant to everyday life! Thanks Thay, Happy Continuation, you will be missed. ❤✨🙏🏼

  • Elo Die
    Elo Die 4 months ago +1

    You are a wonderful flame... ❤️🙏 Thank you for your teaching, your books and your conferences..you help me every day 💝

  • Kristin Mattsson
    Kristin Mattsson 4 months ago +1

    Thay, you are in the air I breath and in the ground I walk 🙏🌀💙

  • Helena pinho silveira
    Helena pinho silveira 4 months ago +1

    I am very grateful for his teaching . Its one of my favorite books for more than 20 years

  • opazor
    opazor 4 months ago +3

    Wow. Just wow. Thank you Plum village for uploading.

  • Nieky Bogaerts
    Nieky Bogaerts 4 months ago

    Dear Thay, i am grateful for teachings full of love and simplisety, love, N

  • Steven Alper
    Steven Alper 4 months ago +3

    Thank you, dear Thay. Much love to you.

  • Renee McCoy
    Renee McCoy 4 months ago +1

    💜🙏🏽💜R.I.P. Master Hahn ✨💜

  • 정원
    정원 3 months ago +1

    틱낫한(Thich Nhat Hanh: 釋一行)Thӑy
    큰스님의 입적(入寂) 소식과
    영결식(永訣式) 영상(映像)과
    큰스님의 설법(說法) 영상들을 South Korea에서
    RU-clip로 잘 시청(視聽)하고 있습니다.
    그리고 30년 전에 틱낫한 스님의
    ‘반야심경(般若心經)’책을 읽어 보고,
    깊은 감동과 깨달음이 있었습니다.
    큰스님이 지으신 수 많은 책들은
    수행(修行)에 큰 등불이 되고 있습니다.
    틱낫한(Thich Nhat Hanh) Thӑy 큰스님께서는
    이 세상과 인류의 평화와 행복을 위해
    참으로 큰 가르침을 남겨 주셨습니다.
    틱낫한 스님이 우리에게 남겨주신
    자비와 지혜의 가르침과
    언제나 평화로운 그 미소에 깊은 감사를 드립니다.
    스님께서 그동안 이 세상에 남겨주신
    수 많은 가르침들은
    이 세상의 진리행자(眞理行者)와 모든 수행자들에게
    진리의 등불, 평화의 등불, 행복의 등불, 해탈의 등불,
    자비의 등불, 지혜의 등불이 될 것입니다.
    우리들 구도자(求道者)는 스님의 가르침대로
    행주좌와(行住坐臥), 어묵동정(語默動靜)에서
    마음챙김(정념: 正念), 집중(정정:正定),
    부지런히 수행(修行), 불행(佛行)하겠습니다.
    이와같은 수행이 지구촌에 모든 사람들에게
    널리 확산되어 지구별과 인류공동체가
    모두 평화와 행복으로 충만하길 발원합니다.
    틱낫한 큰스님,
    오늘 이 사바세계(娑婆世界)에서는
    큰스님과 이와같이 잠시 이별하지만,
    부처님이 항상 계신 영산회상(靈山會上),
    그 진리의 법회(法會)장소에서
    틱낫한 큰스님을 꼭 다시 만날 것을 믿고 또 믿습니다.
    틱낫한 큰스님, 다시 빛으로 돌아오소서!
    틱낫한 큰스님, 다시 빛으로 돌아오소서!
    틱낫한 큰스님, 다시 빛으로 돌아오소서!
    Namas Thich Nhat Hanh Thӑy🙏
    (틱낫한 스승님께 귀명(歸命)합니다.)

  • Patricia Pereira
    Patricia Pereira 4 months ago +6

    Dear Thay 🙏🏼

  • Дмитрий Незнанский

    🙏🙏🙏 from Russia with love

  • Patrick Pham
    Patrick Pham 4 months ago

    Energy trasform ,no beginning no end !

  • Andy Hughes
    Andy Hughes 3 months ago

    Thay is now a formless, super conscious, energy field.
    While he could become a Buddha and be absorbed into Nirvana, I hope he chooses to reincarnate back into this physical reality so he could continue helping humanity with his wisdom.
    But, that is up to him. He certainly deserve a break from our screwed up world!

  • Borojan Liliana
    Borojan Liliana 4 months ago +2

    Thank you 🙏

  • Lou Murrin-Honoré
    Lou Murrin-Honoré 4 months ago

    Thank you, dear Thay.

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  • satnamo
    satnamo 4 months ago +1

    Without life
    There is no death;
    Without death
    There is no life because gold is born out of supernovae

  • Michael Popely
    Michael Popely 4 months ago +1

    Thank you Thay.

  • Zelia Frattini
    Zelia Frattini 19 days ago

    Grazie, mille volte grazie

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  • Micaela Bonetti
    Micaela Bonetti 4 months ago +1

    🙏 ❤ 🙏

  • jupiter loves you
    jupiter loves you 4 months ago +3


  • Frank L
    Frank L 4 months ago

    It's the guy off the front of the first Rage Against the Machine album

    • Frank L
      Frank L 4 months ago

      @Mark Mirabella thanks man. I thought he just caught himself on fire for the album cover

    • Mark Mirabella
      Mark Mirabella 4 months ago +6

      Thich Nhat Hanh was present in Vietnam during that time. He and his fellow monks were not choosing sides during the conflict and this put them in danger, some used self-immolation as a form of protest, like the monk you see on the cover of that album.
      Thich Nhat Hanh came to America teach Americans loving kindness during the war, after being invited to speak at a college here. While here his temple was attacked and many of his friends were killed- he was exiled for 40 years and viewed as a traitor by the Vietnamese government for coming to the US.
      Martin Luther King Jr actually nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards ending the war in Vietnam.
      He ultimately found refuge in France and founded Plum Village where this and many of his other teachings were given. He was welcomed home to Vietnam a few years ago after his health began to decline, and he died in at the site of his home temple, where he left during the war.
      As a fan of Rage against the machine, I just thought I’d tell you a little bit about my teacher.

  • Nomadic Recovery
    Nomadic Recovery 4 months ago

    We are not clouds
    Doesn’t apply