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How do you surrender to God's will?

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    How do you understand the process
    of surrendering to God's will?
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    (Sister): Dear Thay, dear friends,
    the question is:
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    How does Thay understand
    the process of surrendering to God's will?
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    (Thay): God's will is
    that you should be your best.
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    You should be alive.
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    You should enjoy the wonders of life
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    and you should help other people
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    to suffer less and to enjoy
    the wonders of life.
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    That is the will of God.
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    And that is also the will of nature,
    the will of Mother Earth.
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    Because Mother Earth is doing that.
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    Mother Earth always tries
    to be as beautiful as she can be,
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    to be as fresh as she can,
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    as forgiving as she should.
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    So Mother Earth is doing God's will.
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    And we who are children
    of the Mother Earth
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    we can learn from her.
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    We should be patient.
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    We should live in such a way
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    that can preserve
    our freshness, our beauty,
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    our compassion.
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    With that kind of intention,
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    good intention,
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    to transform the suffering inside,
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    to help people around, living beings,
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    to transform their suffering.
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    The intention to really be there
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    and live deeply the life
    that is given to you to live.
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    The intention to help
    people to do the same.
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    With that intention,
    you surrender to the will of God,
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    to the desire of Father Sun
    and Mother Earth.
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    Because vitality, the will to live,
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    the will to live peacefully, happily,
    with compassion,
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    that is the will of God.
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    And it is also our will,
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    because we have our physical body
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    and we have our cosmic body,
    we have our God body.
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    The one who surrenders
    and the one who is surrended to
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    they are not two separate entities.
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Title:
How do you surrender to God's will?
Description:

Q&A with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay. Lower Hamlet, Plum Village practice center, France.

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
04:39

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