I wouldn’t be surprised much. He has been a gentle, quiet catalyst for change. The very nature of Buddhism discourages calling attention to the ego, the ” I “. Ego is merely an illusion, while change is the essence of life. Still, while Buddhists are detached – in a sense – from the material world & material life, possessions, wealth, & other such, they / we should be mindful of the Earth & respectful of the environment which surrounds us, & mindful that we’re not separated from it. ” Man vs. Nature ” has no place in Buddhist & other Eastern thinking ( In fact, being roughly 1 / 4th Native American Cherokee, the thinking is that man doesn’t ” possess ” land, we are merely temporary guardians of it for our span on Earth – 1 reason why Buddhist & Daoist / Taoist thought has such appeal to me. My Cherokee heritage likes it ! )
Thich Nhat Hanh – Silent agent of change. Good on you.
Christiana Figueres, who led the climate talks, credits Thich Nhat Hanh with having played a pivotal role in helping her forge the deal.