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“Teacher is a dynamic, living, ubiquitous reality. Among the monks and nuns, there is a teacher, among the lay people who know them, there is a teacher. Wherever there is walking meditation, there is meditation. Sitting, having Dharma talks, having a quiet meal, and having a Dharma Confession is having a Master!…”

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh passed away peacefully at 00:00 on January 22, 2022 at That Listen, Tu Hieu Communal House (Hue), where he was ordained since the age of 16 and spent his last years resting. life according to the wish “fallen leaves to the roots”. His passing left a big void for domestic and foreign disciples as well as readers who loved him.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist Zen master, scholar, historian, culturalist, poet and also a peace fighter. He travels the world to teach and lead retreats, introducing the path of mindfulness practice through observing the five precepts. The highlight of his practice is the emphasis on happiness, the commitment to life and the application of the mindfulness method to daily life.

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is also the author of more than 100 books, including “Ancient Way of the White Clouds”, “Drop a raft of reeds”, “The Heart of the Buddha”… The best-selling books like ” Peace every step of the way”, “The miracle of awakening”, “The Buddha of a thousand times”, “The Lord of a thousand generations”.

The book “The Old Way of White Clouds”, a novel by Zen master about the life of Buddha, from the time he was Prince Siddhartha until he began the process of finding a way to free sentient beings from the ocean of suffering. In the book, Buddha is an ordinary human being, not a god. From an ordinary man, living a great life, he became great.

'The Old Road with White Clouds' is a novel by a Zen master about the life of Buddha.

“The Old Road with White Clouds” is a novel by a Zen master about the life of Buddha.

The books of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh have made it easy for readers to understand familiar Buddhist terms and basic teachings such as the Four Noble Truths, the Twelve Dependent Origins, the Four Immeasurables, the Eightfold Path, and the Infinite. Self, Impermanence, Emptiness of the Thousand Dharmas, Principles of Interdependence, Interdependence… and other cultivation methods.

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh once told his disciples: “I don’t want you to build a tower for me in the future. Building a tower like that won’t make any sense if you can’t continue today. what I’m teaching I really don’t like taking a bunch of ashes from my body and putting them in a jar and putting them in the tower I’m not that handful of ashes There’s no reason I’m just is that ashes or what?

… You are a living, omnipresent, dynamic reality. Among the monks and nuns, there is a teacher, and among the lay people who know them, there is a teacher. Wherever there is walking meditation, sitting meditation, Dharma talk, quiet eating, and San Fa-contact, there is a teacher!

… If there is a rock available, put in the recess of the rock the manuscript of a book of the Master such as The Miracle of Awakening, that rock has more Master than a tower in which there is a handful of ashes. Take the ashes and scatter them all out to feed the plants to raise the grass, for the grass to grow. Don’t prevent the continuation of that ashes…” .

The passing of Zen Master Nhat Hanh is a great loss to the world Buddhist community and to Vietnamese Buddhism. The Buddhist reforms of Zen Master Nhat Hanh in Buddhist education, incarnation Buddhism, religious practice, mindfulness meditation… have been, are and will continue to become a torch of awakening for many generations of monks. Ni at home and abroad.

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