'This is the final Dharma talk offered by Thay in the Together We Are One Retreat at Deer Park Monastery on the North American Tour, on September 11th, 2011. Thay shares compassion, love, and great understanding: Understanding of suffering allows compassion to arise, and the energy of compassion can be very healing. You feel much better after having understood your own suffering. And your own suffering reflects somehow the suffering of the world. That is why once you have understood your own suffering, it is much easier and easier to understand his suffering, her suffering. And when you are able to see the suffering in him and in her you're no longer angry. He goes on to share about right view and how it can free us from notions of being and non-being. If God is the ultimate He transcends both the notion of being and non-being. You cannot talk about the birth of God or the death of God. You cannot talk about the being of God or the nonbeing of God. Notions such as birth and death, being and non-being, coming and going, cannot be ascribed to God. In fact it cannot be ascribed to the flame or to the cloud. The true nature of things is the nature of no-birth and no-death, no coming no going, no being and no non-being. He finishes the talk discussing what is right action.'