The religious leader Thich Nhat Hanh died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Buddhist monk and peace activist who founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books. He was the creator of Engaged Buddhism movement and the Order of Interbeing. Throughout his life he fought against slavery, war and violence around the world, and was renowned for decades for his peaceful pursuits.
He entered the monastery of Từ Hiếu Temple when he was 16 years old. He graduated from Báo Quốc Buddhist Academy in Central Vietnam, and was ordained in 1951.
In 2013 he was the subject of the graphic novel “The Secret of the 5 Powers”.
How did Thich Nhat Hanh die?
He was 95. The death was announced by Plum Village, his organization of monasteries. He suffered a severe brain hemorrhage in 2014 that left him unable to speak, though he could communicate through gestures.
"People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar."Thich Nhat Hanh
"Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering."Thich Nhat Hanh
"In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change."Thich Nhat Hanh
"When you have peace in yourself and accept, then you are calm enough to do something, but if you are carried by despair, there is no hope."Thich Nhat Hanh
"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?"Thich Nhat Hanh