In this excerpt from Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh talks about wartime Vietnam, his striving for peace, his exile and subsequent meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. and his firm conviction in the power of the present moment.
Thay, as he is fondly called, also tells you how suffering can teach us important lessons and why compassion is a better form of energy than anger. At one point, he emphasises the importance of deep listening to wipe out terrorism, an idea that resonates deeply. Finally, he shares four mantras that can transform every relationship into pure bliss.
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