A Plea For Life
Thich Nhat Hanh, a 40-year-old Buddhist monk, editor, philosopher, and poet, has journeyed to the United States in response to an invitation from Cornell University. He is a slender, robed figure with sad and animated eyes, and his words are gentle yet powerful.
In Saigon, there is likely a bounty on his head due to the message he brings, which may be the last hope of salvation for the conflict in South Vietnam. He is here under the auspices of the International Committee of Conscience on Vietnam and its US branch, the Fellowship of Reconciliation.