Updated: Feb 15
host: Muskaan Ahuja
guest editor: Arvinder Kaur
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk and founder of the Engaged Buddhism movement, passed away this January in his home country of Vietnam. He was 95. The mindfulness that he propounded has influenced many. “Even when the cloud is not there, it continues as snow or rain. It is impossible for the cloud to die. It can become rain or ice, but it cannot become nothing. The cloud does not need to have a soul in order to continue. There’s no beginning and no end. I will never die. There will be a dissolution of this body, but that does not mean my death. I will continue, always.”
Think for a moment about impermanence and an inherent permanence, about the continuity of life one way or the other in all its beauty and let the poems just flow...