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Buddhist monks pray during the funeral ceremony of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, 95, at the Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue.
Buddhist monks pray during the funeral ceremony of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh, 95, at the Tu Hieu Pagoda in Hue.
Nhac Nguyen, AFP

We have to see the individual faces and feel the suffering of the "others", writes Melanie Verwoerd. Instead of seeing them as a burden or threat, we need to stop and stretch out a hand.

Is it just me or are all the good people dying?

On Sunday morning the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh died at the age of 95.

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