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    Thich Nhat Hanh

    One of my major spiritual influences in my life has died. My avatar is a photo of his calligraphy.

    His books have changed my perspective on life, and therefore, my life.

    Thank you, Thay.
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    Oh no, I hadn't heard. I really loved his book on walking meditation.

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    Oh no. So sorry. What little I've read of his really resonated.

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    Oh no. I hadn't heard that. I love his writings.

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    I haven't heard that either! So sad.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
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    There are some amazingly principled Vietnamese monks, including Thich Quang Duc, who burned himself to death protesting the government of South Vietnam. I couldn't do that. A hunger strike on the other hand ....

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    I too liked his writings.

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    I had the good fortune to sit two retreats with him in upstate New York. Both times, a good percentage of the retreatants were American veterans of the Vietnam War. Many of them found blessed relief from the anguish and remorse they were suffering because this saintly man dedicated himself to their healing and offered them forgiveness.
    I remember feeling the he was in fact a saint. I'd never met one before, and haven't since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone View Post
    I had the good fortune to sit two retreats with him in upstate New York. Both times, a good percentage of the retreatants were American veterans of the Vietnam War. Many of them found blessed relief from the anguish and remorse they were suffering because this saintly man dedicated himself to their healing and offered them forgiveness.
    I remember feeling the he was in fact a saint. I'd never met one before, and haven't since.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful account.

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    Thanks for sharing that, Simone. What a wonderful memory and to have felt that way after being with him!
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. HH Dalai Lama
    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

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