Monday, September 9, 2013

On Very Peaceful Old Men

James Altucher writes about the 86-year old Thich Nhat Hanh:
Martin Luther King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 and he’s a buddhist monk and peace activist.

And when he was standing right in front of me tonight I was blown away by what he said.

We went to an opening for an exhibit of his calligraphy.

He looked like a child. He smiled like a child. He talked like a little boy. 
I had a similar experience many years ago when I attended an event for Romain de Tirtoff, an artist who used the name Erte. He was probably 95 went I met him (He died when he was 97.)

Being in his presence resulted in type of experience I had never had before, nor since. There was a peacefulness and angelic aura about him.

If there were more men around like Erte anad Hanh, there would be much fewer wars. We don't have enough. The trouble is that with Obamacare, and death panels, we are likely to have even fewer.

A work by Erte.

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