Thích Nhất Hạnh; born October 11, 1926 in central Vietnam) is an expatriate Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. Some of his quotes are below:
~ “To be loved means to be recognized as existing.”
~ “When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”
~ “Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.”
~ “Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and the now.”
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