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Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:11 AM


International Day of Peace • People's Climate March • 21 September

“The time has come that every citizen of planet earth
needs to take responsibility for the benefit of all mankind.”

People's Climate March, NYC http://peoplesclimate.org/march/

Peace for People http://tprf.org/pfp2014/

International Day of Peace
To make Peace a practical and sustainable reality in the 21st century. http://internationaldayofpeace.org/actions/

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liberal_at_heart Sep 2014 #1
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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:15 AM

1. Thank you. Sometimes I have to wonder if the whole world has given up on the idea of peace.

Karaniya Metta Sutta
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness,
And who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech,
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied,
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful,
Not proud or demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born —
May all beings be at ease!

Let none deceive another,
Or despise any being in any state.
Let none through anger or ill-will
Wish harm upon another.
Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,
Freed from hatred and ill-will.
Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:20 AM

2. Because we've tried to do it backwards.


Fighting to end war, killing to bring peace, trying to change
the people and the world around us.

But peace is already inside of every single human being.
It's a real thing. So we just have to remind people to look
at that, and draw upon that.

Like a well of water within the human heart: one bucket
at a time, one thought, one gesture, one kindness, one
generosity, one forgiveness, it all adds up, and it spreads,
and that is the only way it can happen.

Our true strength lies in peace. War makes you weak.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 02:23 AM

3. very true. We must not give up. The smallest gesture of kindness can turn into so much more.

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