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Harvesting Every Moment
Yesterday, Fei-fei, a lay practitioner living in Plum Village, asked me, “Thay, you work so hard, have you harvested the fruit that you want yet?” I responded, “My dear, what else do you want Thay to Harvest? Every moment of my daily life is a moment of happiness, is a harvest. As I sit with you now and teacher and disciple drink tea together, it is not to achieve anything. When we drink tea together, we are already happy. To give a Dharma talk is already happiness. To organize a retreat is happiness. To help practitioners be able to smile is happiness. What more do you want me to harvest?” our work should be happiness. Our practice is “dwelling happily in this moment.” Every Dharma talk I give has to reflect the Dharma Seal of Plum Village: “I have arrived. I am home.”
Courtesy of Pallax Press - "I have arrived, I am home; celebrating twenty years of plum village life"
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