Saturday, April 29, 2017

Insight of non-duality and compassion

Listen deeply to the following Dharma talk by Thay Phap Dang about the insight of non-duality and compassion.
http://deerpark.libsyn.com/2017-04-16-thay-phap-dang?tdest_id=113448

(50:15)
I don't react to the anger. 
(50:35)
So, if we have an insight, we know how to act. We can endure the violence. We can take the physical pain so that the brother, that man can release some of his violence. And that is called the insight of non-duality. ... So, non-duality trains the energy of compassion. And that's what we need in our society. If somebody kills you, use compassion. Because if not, we will suffer a lot, and somebody (will suffer a lot). So, what we need is actually compassion, the energy of compassion. ... Remember the thresholds to go into the heavenly land and to experience peace, happiness and also compassion. Only compassion can deal with this society full of suffering and the violence.

(My commentary)
Insight of non-duality means understanding the ultimate truth of emptiness (empty of separate existence), interbeing, or the wholeness. So, when we attain insight of non-duality, there will be no separation, no discrimination. I am you and you are me. Your suffering is my suffering and your happiness is my happiness. This insight generates compassion which brings about peace and happiness

(cf.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014NYEP04

Thích Nhất Hạnh and Thay Phap Dang