August 20, 2011

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.” ~ UN

Don’t want to “suffer any more”? Wake up so we can be of benefit. Fearless in the face of anything.

Pema Chodron: “Do Something Different.”

Reactive Emotions: the Suffering of Suffering.

The buck never seems to stop anywhere—and that’s how divorces and wars start—sometimes, perhaps, from a momentary glimpse of a stern face.



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Debbie Johnson Dec 4, 2018 8:35am

The stronger the reaction to your message, the more power it has. Those who benefit from the current state of affairs are always going to attack those who work for change. We saw that in the Civil Rights Movement. Take these insults as a indication that change is in the wind.

Wong Tho Kong Aug 21, 2011 5:33am

Only when people see through the folly of greed, hatred and delusion. The mistrust that resul;t from these three poisons of the mind.

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