Yes, he really helped me to believe that Buddhism is alive and can be lived today, with the fabulous books he wrote, and encouraged me to get a taste of it. Great man, great writer, great monk. Hope he's doing well and going to find enough seclusion from being a celebrity to meditate and find Nibbana or the Brahma heavens. The latter seem to be where he's at home already.
A truly admirable character.
Those who are ashamed of what they should be ashamed of, and are not ashamed of what they should not be ashamed of -- upholding true views, they do not go to states of woe.
(suggested by SamBodhi