Monk Thich Nhat Hanh Shows Improvement After Hospitalization
World renowned pacifist Thich Nhat Hanh is showing signs of improvement after suffering from a brain hemorrhage that left the Buddhist monk hospitalized.
Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk who has inspired generations of people towards mindful meditation and non-violence, is showing signs of improvement after being hospitalized. Last week, he suffered a severe brain hemorrhage, and he now requires medical care continuously. His monastery that is based in the Plum Village of France released this statement amidst fears that Thich Nhat Hanh had died of his condition. A brain hemorrhage can be incredibly serious – not only threatening the life of the patient, but also potentially causing problems with hearing, memory, and concentration.
Despite the fears of many, it has been suggested that Thich Nhat Hanh may make a complete and full recovery. An official statement from Plum Village confirms he is recovering, “New tests have been done and doctors report that he is showing good progress in terms of remaining stable and not having major changes in his condition during this critical part of his recovery. The area of hemorrhage has not grown and his vital signs are normal.” Moreover, the famous monk has been able to open his eyes and lift his hand, displaying reassuring attentiveness and strength.
This has given great hope to those around the world that have looked to Thich Nhat Hanh for leadership and guidance over the last forty years. He has challenged many people to think outside of themselves and the world around them. One of the people that Thich Nhat Hanh inspired was Martin Luther King Jr. – so much so that Martin Luther King Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize.
With his emphasis always on non-violence and “engaged” Buddhism, many people including celebrities have been encouraged to look at the world from a different perspective. Thich Nhat Hanh lived for many years in exile from his homeland of Vietnam, and he then decided to travel around the world preaching acceptance and non-violence. He was especially opposed to the Vietnam War and other wars that felt completely pointless.