Let’s talk about PEACE! PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 26 June 2011 15:09

What is the tie that binds almost every human being in the universe? Do you believe that “Peace for All and All for Peace” has a chance to create Peace on Earth? (WORLD PEACE NEWS LETTER)
We all want peace! We all have so many differences: race, religion, nationality, gender, height, weight, age, etc. One of the key aspirations that almost all of us share is the desire for peace and happiness (inner, local, and global).

The main goal of this NOTE is to work on my obligation and my discretion to promote peace as a viable possibility by breaking it down into small steps and some insights taken from prominent people advocating WORLD PEACE.

Here are some moving quotations on peace which will greatly inspire us to be advocators of peace:

* Peace is not merely the absence of war and hatred (negative peace/cold war) but also the presence of cooperation, compassion and worldwide justice (positive peace / hot peace).
* The means we use to reach our ends are extremely important. Hopefully your “means” are kindness-centered and non-destructive. Often (possibly always) being kind is more important than proving you are right. When it is critical that you prove your point, remember to intertwine wisdom with compassion. We pray that the human race is starting to learn that change can be achieved more effectively by mass demonstrations and peaceful means than by negative, destructive and hateful means.
* “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Mahatma Gandhi
* “It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
* I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of your being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world. - Tao Te Ching: 67
* “I have come to realize that people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln
* A wise person creates a harmony between the head, the heart, and the body. In this harmony comes the revelation of the source of one’s life, the very center, the soul. - OSHO
* The doorways to the realm of heaven (Brahma) are right here on earth and they are four in number: we enter the highest heavenly abodes through loving kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), sharing joy (muditha), and equanimity (upekkha). It is through service in this world, not by abandoning this world, that we attain to heavenly realms or spiritual fulfillment. – Buddha
* Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. - Jesus (John 14:27)
* If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there. - Mother Teresa
* Is 2012 the end of one stage in human development and the beginning of a new chapter in human evolution? The darkness and pain of the era of the “Art of War” (Death) appears to be giving way to the age of enlightenment and the “Art of Peace” (Life) thanks in a large part to the vast improvement in 2-way communication the World Wide Web has created.

There are many ways to promote peace in the world but perhaps the best way is to promote it is within ourselves. Peace is a gradual and wonderful event that occurs because compassionate people are inspired to help others discover the joy of peace!

We believe that every person ought to have the opportunity to find peace. That being said, who are the ones who are most likely in the position to help those who cry out for help? Probably those who have already found peace and have the resources to reach out to those in need.

Confusism & World Peace - From Wikipedia
The “Great Learning” is the first of the Four books which were selected by Zhu Xi during the Song Dynasty as a foundational introduction to Confucianism. It was originally one chapter in Classic of Rites.

The book consists of a short main text, attributed to Confucius and nine commentaries chapters by Zeng Zi, one of Confucius’ disciples. Its importance is illustrated by Zeng Zi’s foreword that this is the gateway of learning.

Some of the terms within the text form an important part of both classical and modern Chinese political discourse. For example, the concept of world peace has been the stated goal of Chinese statecraft from the Zhou dynasty to the Kuomintang and to the Communist Party of China, as well as of philosophers like Tan Sitong or Liang Qichao. Another term used in the text, “qin-min” which James Legge, following Zhu Xi, amends to “xin-min” and translates as “renovating the people” instead of “loving the people”, is the name of the
People First Party, one of the minor parties in Taiwan

For enlightened individuals that reality already exists. They have already found Peace on earth.
Are you a Prince or Princess of Peace? Common, Let us all together contribute for an improved family, group, nation, and WORLD! Peace be with you!  --JENICA SOLAMILLO