Saturday, December 04, 2004

Being at peace

I wasn’t going to blog this morning – yes the unfinished AV budget is still looming – but came across a particularly moving passage in Gems of Buddhist Wisdom during my morning reading. Juxtaposed against the news from Iraq, to which I was later listening on NPR’s Weekend Edition, it seemed timely. I have edited the passage to incorporate gender-neutral phrasing.

Human beings who are not at peace with themselves cannot be at peace with the world and external wars have to continue in order to hide the fact from individuals that the real war is within. The most important prayer of humankind today is for peace, but there can be no peace in this war-torn world until the conflicts of individual human beings with themselves are ended.

The Higher Power appears to have granted us a beautiful Saturday, to be conscious of , celebrate and enjoy.


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