Thich Nhat Hanh was born on 11 October 1926 into a large family in the ancient imperial capital of central Vietnam. He was attracted to Buddhism from an early age. Later he became a Buddhist monk.
he was a prolific author, peace activist, poet, teacher, and founder of the Plum Village tradition. ( Plum Village tradition is a school of Buddhism named after the Plum Village Monastery in France. The first mindfulness practice centre was founded by Thich Nhat Hanh.
In 1967 Martin Luther King Junior nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. A few of his sayings are as follows--
"The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy".
" Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile. but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."