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Please Call Me by My True Names

December 9, 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh

A friend told me this poem was instrumental in forgiving and healing a traumatic childhood issue. It is powerful indeed. Thich Nhat Hanh‘s message must be considered before we condemn those who have harmed us.

Here is Thich Nhat Hanh’s introduction to his poem:

I have a poem for you. This poem is about three of us. The first is a twelve-year-old girl, one of the boat people crossing the Gulf of Siam. She was raped by a sea pirate, and after that she threw herself into the sea. The second person is the sea pirate, who was born in a remote village in Thailand. And the third person is (more…)