Four Elements of Purification 1. Water: practice purification with water, drink water to eliminate toxin 2. Air: we can breathe out all toxic out from our body and mind 3. Fire: a method of purification with heat we can heat the thermal therapy, the sun, infra ray 4. Earth: purify by earth, touching the earth, earth is everybody's mother, we are the children from the earth
This is the Talk offered by our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh during the Health Retreat on March 10th, 2011 in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village - France.
We would like to apologize for french listener, the beginning of 10 minutes only available in English translation, Thay's voice in French start at minutes 11th, thanks for understanding.
Our suffering comes from the toxin from our mind and body
knowing our body is to know our mind, the understanding start from mindfulness.
Through exercise on awareness of breathing help us to recognize our body and mind, recognize the sensation in body and recognize the feeling in our mind.
Mindfulness, concentration, understanding, compassion, loving kindness help us to remove toxin on the other hand hatred, anger, frustration bring destruction energy, this a kind of toxin for our mind and body.
The dharma help us to rest our body and mind, we allow the healing to happened.