Thay speaks to monks and laypeople at the Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, on the practice of mindful breathing, and on how to cultivate loving speech and deep listening in our daily life in order to deepen our understanding and compassion. He also shares how, by developing nondiscriminative wisdom, we can eliminate the views that cause separation and disharmony. "When the followers of Mahayana look deeply into the Theravada, they see the Theravada. When they look deeply they know that all great Mahayana ideas are already there in the teachings of original Buddhism. Looking deeply they see Mahayana in Theravada, and Theravada in Mahayana. There is a kind of vision called interbeing. When you look into a flower, you notice a flower is made only of non-flower elements. Looking deeply into a flower you see the sunshine. If there is no sunshine no flower can grow. Sunshine is a non-flower element that has made up the flower. Looking into the flower you see a cloud. You know that if there is no cloud, there will be no rain, and no flower can grow. Again, cloud is a non-flower element. In a flower there are so many non-flower elements, and if we remove all these non-flower elements, the flower will no longer exist. We can say that a flower is only made of non-flower elements. The same thing is true of Buddhism; Buddhism is a very beautiful flower, and Buddhism is only made of only non-Buddhist elements. Practitioners of Buddhism always see this, and that is why it can remain tolerant and non-dogmatic. If you are a member of the Mahayana, you can say that Mahayana is beautiful, but Mahayana is made of non-Mahayana elements. If your remove all the non-Mahayana elements, Mahayana will collapse; there is no longer any Mahayana. In the same way we can speak of Theravada; Theravada is a beautiful flower, and Theravada is made of non-Theravada elements." "The spirit of nondiscrimination present in Buddhism is so crucial for peace in the world."

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