Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a living treasure. The great Martin Luther King acknowledged him as an apostle of peace & nonviolence & nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Of all the books he has written, the ones that affected me the most were “Living Buddha, Living Christ” & “Peace Is Every Step“. You don’t realize how messed up you are until you read the works of enlightened souls or simply by observing the good deeds of others.
I found the following clip most illuminating:
People kill and are killed because they cling too tightly to their own beliefs and ideologies. When we believe that ours is the only faith that contains the truth, violence and suffering will surely be the result.
-THICH NHAT HANH, Living Buddha, Living Christ