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We have All Touched The World With Little Fingers


here’s the thing –
the people prayed to God;
deliver us from evil,
from oppression,
poverty,
war,
pestilence,
all this misery.

And hearing their prayers
god sent an answer.

But it wasn’t a king,
an army,
a weapon,
a political party,
not even a religion –
but rather God with all the power and the glory

answered  their prayers

with  a  child

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for you all – may you remember

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with regards to Joseph Campbell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell

https://www.jcf.org/new/index.php?categoryid=11

peace, ruff notes from the other morning


 

DSC_2751there is no

religion

of

peace

only

people

of peace

be one

~

there is no need

to

prove

anything

to any god

 

whatever god

there is

already knows

 

it takes no

courage

to prove

yourself to god

~

only peace

requires courage,

great courage

 

be couragous

~

what is peace?

it is nothing passive,

it is the

compassionate

forgiving

confident

actions

of a

courageous person

be one

 

this rose of peace, by pd lyons


index

this rose of peace and understanding

flower of compassion and tolerance

tell me

where in the heart

of this desert does it grow

this is a weapon of mass destruction

this is a weapon of mass destruction

true


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Dance of Childhood

PEACE IS AN EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION

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William in the grass

 

 

 

We can never obtain peace, The Dalai Lama, in The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness


We can never obtain peace

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace. Without inner peace it is impossible to achieve world peace, external peace. Weapons themselves do not act. They have not come out of the blue. Man has made them. But even given those weapons, those terrible weapons, they cannot act by themselves. As long as they are left alone in storage they cannot do any harm. A human being must use them. Someone must push the button. Satan, the evil powers, cannot push that button. Human beings must do it.

–The Dalai Lama, in The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYEsFQ_gt7c

The Israel Of My Heart, by pd lyons


The Israel of my heart

stares like a stranger

sometimes from doorways almost in the rain

sometimes through haloed moonless streets

unable to make peace

unable to articulate

engaged none the less

the Israel of my heart

flows like tears

through my each and every step

 

how can I meet the darkness all alone?

it is through weeping not muscle

such  chains are broken

 

may all who journey remember

may all who journey remember

 

the begining of peace, by pd lyons


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So it comes to this –

 

Look back right now

your whole life

all that done, not done, un-done

and all that resulted –

you did the best you could

and maybe no one ever said that to you

and maybe no one ever will

but you

and when you do,

say that to yourself,

observe fearlessly

and you ‘ll know its true

you did the best you could

quiet

soft

acceptance

the beginning of peace

 

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true


the duck of sport, love & compassion with the buddha

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen

—Francis of Assisi. Quoted in A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom, edited by Whitall N. Perry (Simon & Schuster, 1971)

tara hill

just joey and buddha

just joey and buddha

may all who journey…


 

nameless red rose

nameless red rose

One day the Buddha held up a flower in front of an audience of 1,250 monks and nuns. He did not say anything for quite a long time. The audience was perfectly silent. Everyone seemed to be thinking hard, trying to see the meaning behind the Buddha’s gesture. Then, suddenly, the Buddha smiled. He smiled because someone in the audience smiled at him and at the flower. . . . To me the meaning is quite simple. When someone holds up a flower and shows it to you, he wants you to see it. If you keep thinking, you miss the flower. The person who was not thinking, who was just himself, was able to encounter the flower in depth, and he smiled. That is the problem of life. If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.

 

                                DSC_3742                       – Thich Nhat Hanh, in Peace Is Every Step

 

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