Chan Master Sheng Yen
Chan Master Sheng Yen (1930-2009) in his late years made impression of deep calmness and softness, weightlessness – but, at the same time, overwhelmingly real presence.
He could tear away in a response to a stupid question; and with the same resolution he would step up to you – when seeing that it could bring you benefit.
Serene and swift, he was like a mountain where birds sing and wind moves trees' branches.
His speech earned respect with its precision, brevity and clarity. Rich experience with the practice and curiosity of a scientist helped Sheng Yen to understand the most important things and to explain them to us easily.
An author of over hundred of books, a teacher of hundred thousands of people in two dozen of countries, the founder of remarkable scientific, educational and social establishments, a doctor of Buddhist literature and an influential spiritual leader. All that might seem attainments, from the worldly point of view; but perhaps Bodhidharma would say: "No attainments".
Just a person who took care to learn his true nature. And to live in accordance with it. It's not something exceptional or salient. Completely normal, completely usual person.