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Let's talk peace

Aug 17, 2010, 11:28 AM

Peace should be something we should be talking about everyday. It is the essence of our existence and a cornerstone of our survival and triumph as a species.

"End each day with thoughts of peace.  Begin each day with thoughts of peace.  Continue thinking thoughts of peace throughout your precious day and happiness will be yours." Peace is very important to develop our societies. So it is really important to set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organise your life around it.

Peace is very important to every country in the world. Sometimes people take advantage of peace and something bad happens. Most people think money is the most important thing in the world, but that is not the case.

Swami Rama says: "The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquility." Of course, peace is something that everybody would like to reach, and it is not something new; for ages of life human beings have been looking for peace, and that is because of the simple fact that there always have been wars in our human society.

Conflict is an ever-present problem in human relations, and such situations appear with much frequency in daily, public, and private life.

Peace is the gift of God. It is the freedom to pursue our dream. It is our ability to express ourselves. It is the opportunity to relate with others with understanding, goodwill and cooperation.

If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does.

War means destruction and agony. Peace means progress and happiness.

The concept of peace ranks among the most controversial in our time. Peace undoubtedly carries a positive connotation; almost nobody admits to opposing peace; world peace is widely seen as one of the noblest goals of humanity.

Peace is a Primary Principle and a prime virtue, is inner tranquility and serenity of soul, so much more than freedom from or cessation of war or hostilities, or quiet, tranquility, an undisturbed state.

"Peace is its own reward."

Mahatma Gandhi