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Brotherhood/Sisterhood

Like millions of others, I yearn for the day when society can resume some semblance of peacefulness. The protracted struggles between various political and religious factions do nothing constructive for humanity and the world. One would hope that since we’re … Continue reading

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Auspicious Peacefulness

Most of us just want to live our lives without being bothered by major problems and go about our days peacefully minding our own business. Unfortunately the world intrudes with bureaucrats, criminals, moralists, politicians, and other troublemakers. We somehow manage … Continue reading

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Peace Through Truth

After skimming through the day’s headlines, I powered down the tablet and leaned into the sofa. I shook my head at the reports of war, violence, and propaganda across the world that I had just read. I know that humans … Continue reading

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Regarding Conflict

“Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.”–Brad Pitt Happiness is a fleeting state of mind because it comes about as the product of purpose, function, and conflict. If we search for happiness only for happiness’ sake, we … Continue reading

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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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Pondering Peace

“Peace is liberty in tranquility.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero I stumbled across the Cicero statement by accident yesterday and it stopped me dead in my tracks.┬áHis definition of peace felt like a cup of refreshing cool water that is offered to quench … Continue reading

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Pondering Violence

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.” –The Dhammapada (The Sayings of the Buddha) There have been many people who seek satisfaction by harming people seeking happiness. Of course the violence will never bring authentic joy … Continue reading

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