Thay: A True Sangha & Obama

Posted on June 12, 2009

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The Beloved Community, an online dharma talk by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh.  Thay talks about Martin Luther King’s idea of the Beloved Community ~ The Sangha and how we as the sangha can offer our support to President Obama.   Check it out here.

“Buddhism is made up of non-Buddhist elements.”

“When Barack Obama manifested, I regretted a little bit, because Martin Luther King, Jr. was not there to witness the fruit of our efforts. … But finally, I saw that we are the continuation of Martin Luther King. He is happy to know that everything he has done has borne fruit.

Obama is not an individual, Obama represents a Sangha. So our work is to keep the Sangha close to Obama, to offer our support. I offer this for you to reflect on it. There must be a way. Wherever there is a will there is a way.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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