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Thich Nhat Hanh

Birthdate: 11. October 1926

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist.

Thích Nhất Hạnh lives in Plum Village in southwest France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term "Engaged Buddhism" in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. After a long term of exile, he was given permission to make his first return trip to Vietnam in 2005.

Nhất Hạnh has published more than 100 books, including more than 40 in English. He is active in the peace movement, promoting nonviolent solutions to conflict and he also refrains from animal product consumption as a means of nonviolence towards non-human animals.

„The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Touching Peace (1992), p. 1. Parallax Press ISBN 0-938077-57-0
Variant: The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.
Source: Touching Peace: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living

„The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Living Buddha, Living Christ

„The wave does not need to die to become water. She is already water.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

„If we do not know how to take care of ourselves and to love ourselves, we cannot take care of the people we love. Loving oneself is the foundation for loving another person.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher

„Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices

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