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Looking for Peace Workers

We are looking for them, live or death. Where are they? Who are they? Gandhi, Buddha, Christ, Amma, your next door neighbor, your brother, or you? Do not hide, show their ideas, their actions, their courage. We need all of you! Come in peace.

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Principles of the Peaceful Worker
by Des

As peace warriors we must firstly empty our cups of knowledge. A mind that is full of knowledge has no room for learning and cannot absorb anything else. The peace warrior is engaged in the moment; the moment is all the time that there is to act within. If all our focus is on the goal, then how can we focus on what we have to do to get there? We are interested in the process of learning and not the goal or the product.

As peaceful warriors we must know our limits before we can find ways to overcome them. We don’t compete with others to gain success in our lives, we forge ourselves by looking in the mirror in order to see clearly what the cause of our own ignorance is. Like the river we must go with the flow – some of us may be going against the flow, but yet are still carried along by it. As warriors of peace our thoughts and actions are simultaneous. We act within the choiceless awareness of the moment, our instincts forged in the fires of our spiritual training.
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COMPASSION
by David Sparenberg

The pure and sweet souled
man
Mahatma Gandhi
commonly said,
"I am a Hindu and a Moslem,
a Christian and a Buddhist.”
In his ashram
at daily prayers,
Gandhi prayed
to include all faiths.
We too would benefit
greatly
from his lesson
in tolerance and participation.
Truly
the essence of
all religion is compassion.

Can we say:
I am a human being,
living here, in this time, in this
space, a citizen of the world;
an integral and engaged member
of this One
Earth Global Village.
I am a Hindu and a Moslem,
a Christian and a Buddhist,
a Pagan and a Jew.

I am one
with all compassion,
with all genuine love,
with authentic integrity,
for freedom for justice,
for peace and for honesty,
affirming dignity
protecting diversity
in nature and of cultures.

Wherever there is humility
and an open heart,
I am, in my soul.
Wherever there is kindness
and an open hand,
I am with these
unconditional hands
of flesh and life-giving energy.

I am food
and I am water.
I am air
and I am light.
I am many
and I am only one.
One
is the phenomenal power
of cosmic unity.
.
Where a voice is necessary,
I shall be
a steadfast word.
Where an ear is called for,
I shall be the foremost
listener
of heartfelt concern.
Where eyes are required,
I shall bear witness
with uncompromising vision.

There is no purpose
here, in this life,
greater than devotion and praise.
There is no path
for the mortal sojourn
more worthy
than the way
of expressed compassion.

Truly,
I am a child
in the family of living spirit
and in the unboundaried
congregation
of universal souls.

Like the genuine
Mahatma,
I would open my hands
and my little self,
releasing the canker
worm of violence
and welcoming the butterfly
of peace. .

Here, between my tears
and the smile
of awakened serenity,
I offer my prayer:

Generation, you,
let me stand
among us all, on this wounded
mother earth, with
naked feet,
in humility and courage,
to be who I am,
when I have understood
and transcended
the misconceptions
deceptions
and the betrayal
of who I was.
__________________________________________________________________________
P.E.A.C.E.
by Porscha Parker

__________________________________________________________________________ Group Administrator: Vicky Fornes

Discussion Forum

Circle For Peace Event,..

Started by Stephen Lang Sep 10, 2010. 0 Replies

Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây) - Engaged Buddhism

Started by Sandra Reis. Last reply by Sandra Reis Nov 11, 2009. 9 Replies

organization UNIFICATION PROJECT-Povide a safe haven for Light workers for their mission

Started by Ispirit *light of universal*. Last reply by Ispirit *light of universal* Aug 11, 2009. 2 Replies

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, The MAHATMA (Big Soul)

Started by Sandra Reis. Last reply by Sandra Reis Jul 18, 2009. 4 Replies

Ven. Tenzin Palmo

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Irena Sendler: A Tribute

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MANIFESTO FOR THE INDEPENDENCE FROM VIOLENCE

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Comment by Sandra Reis on October 20, 2009 at 2:03am
Comment by Vicky F. on October 2, 2009 at 6:33am

Comment by Sandra Reis on September 13, 2009 at 3:02pm


"To strive in the right way and make the right effort, you take the support of the scriptures, the teachings of the great Masters. These teachings enliven your path, enliven your efforts. Their words are like torches that help you discover the inner path, the inner path to your own God".

~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Comment by Vítor Gomes on August 25, 2009 at 8:08pm
Dear David Sparenberg
I just want to say thank you for your manificent descirnement, clarevidence and a stone in this World of hipocresy. I realy enjoy your poems and made me thinking, over and over, about our relathionships, our life, how do I work, how I feel and what a need to do to a better day tomorrow?
Thank you.
Vítor Gomes/Portugal
Comment by David Sparenberg on August 25, 2009 at 6:10pm
NEW HORIZON

There is no time
For intellectual speculation;
There is no time for argument.
Does it have to be spelled out;
Does it even
Need to be spoken?
We both know what this is about.
The old ways—
Barriers of normalcy
The calculations
Limitations
The social boxes
Political baggage.
This is now!
The age of thresholds
Not of locks.
Do not continue
Contriving complications
Feigning deafness
As an exit.
The problem is here
Before our faces
Looking at us
In our ears.
As simple as this:
Either
We are strangers
On a dying planet
Enemies
In endless war
Or friends.
What do you say?
What is it going to be?
Do we have the courage
Humbly to become
The change we long for?
Or tell me this
—even if your heart is broken—
Is there a new horizon?
Is there another way?

David Sparenberg
22 August 2009
Comment by Patriciainsweden on August 22, 2009 at 9:45pm
I´m one of the 30 delegates of the MISSION march for PEACE and FRIENDSHIP and our Swedish contribution is to spread one of Mahatma Gandhi´s coded quotations through Google for the people to D-code them and for every D-coded quotation we hope that Google will drop a cent into an account on behalf of the tearless and toyful children to B with all the worlds citizen´s help!

Peace+Please=Pleace Eleonora..let me know your opinion..some people think this is a crazy idea but as these students are on his way to launch the most serious GAME (as in the cold war) were coded messages were sent from both sides in order to "destroy" each other by using their deadly weapons ...the students tactic is to challenge the world to D-code Gandhi´s quotations so there will be a non stop NEWCLEAR CODE to be D-coded every single day by us...."concerned" world ´s citizens!

And pennies from heaven will be falling into the children thin and dirty hands!
Comment by David Sparenberg on August 22, 2009 at 8:48pm
LETTER TO A YOUNG ARTIST IN CANADA

Here is only a partial reply to your question. While I have studied the world's religions, those of the present and several of the past, I now take little interest in t metaphysical or theological arguments. What has become important to me is the wakefulness and vitality of the soul, of soul-to-soul communication, people finding their way to the pathos of the divine, individually and together, and our participation in the creative healing of the Earth, history and the human condition. Within this open invitation to take part in the voice of the hour, what President Obama calls "the fierce urgency of now," there are but three central tenets I adhere to: respect for life and the acknowledgement of vulnerability, which moves the heart to humility, courage and compassion; the recognition that there is an interconnecting intimacy of pathos that extends from the divine source throughout all of creation and which we are responsible to respond to, and that within the dynamic of the dialogue of response awaits the possibility of the prophetic promise of a steadily emerging and evolutionary globalization of peace, justice and lovingkindness, borne from creativity, respect and a sanctifying embrace of otherness. The furtherance of this communion of hallowing requires what James Endredy calls “counter practice” and I have no doubt that the creation of democratizing counter practices is revolutionary. However, it is gentle and quiet revolution, which demands no bloodshed for accomplishment, but requests in the depth of living articulation a bonding commitment to the future mutuality and biotic integrity of planetary life.

COMPASSION

The pure and sweet souled
man
Mahatma Gandhi
commonly said,
"I am a Hindu and a Moslem,
a Christian and a Buddhist.”
In his ashram
at daily prayers,
Gandhi prayed
to include all faiths.
We too would benefit
greatly
from his lesson
in tolerance and participation.
Truly
the essence of
all religion is compassion.

Can we say:
I am a human being,
living here, in this time, in this
space, a citizen of the world;
an integral and engaged member
of this One
Earth Global Village.
I am a Hindu and a Moslem,
a Christian and a Buddhist,
a Pagan and a Jew.

I am one
with all compassion,
with all genuine love,
with authentic integrity,
for freedom for justice,
for peace and for honesty,
affirming dignity
protecting diversity
in nature and of cultures.

Wherever there is humility
and an open heart,
I am, in my soul.
Wherever there is kindness
and an open hand,
I am with these
unconditional hands
of flesh and life-giving energy.

I am food
and I am water.
I am air
and I am light.
I am many
and I am only one.
One
is the phenomenal power
of cosmic unity.
.
Where a voice is necessary,
I shall be
a steadfast word.
Where an ear is called for,
I shall be the foremost
listener
of heartfelt concern.
Where eyes are required,
I shall bear witness
with uncompromising vision.

There is no purpose
here, in this life,
greater than devotion and praise.
There is no path
for the mortal sojourn
more worthy
than the way
of expressed compassion.

Truly,
I am a child
in the family of living spirit
and in the unboundaried
congregation
of universal souls.

Like the genuine
Mahatma,
I would open my hands
and my little self,
releasing the canker
worm of violence
and welcoming the butterfly
of peace.

Here, between my tears
and the smile
of awakened serenity,
I offer my prayer:

Generation, you,
let me stand
among us all, on this wounded
mother earth, with
naked feet,
in humility and courage,
to be who I am,
when I have understood
and transcended
the misconceptions
deceptions
and the betrayal
of who I was.

The poem Compassion is from HEALING, A Book of Poetry by David Sparenberg http://www.lulu.com/content/1096722.
Comment by Sandra Reis on August 18, 2009 at 5:33pm


Unity

The significance which is in unity
is an eternal wonder.

We try to realise the essential unity of the world
with the conscious soul of man;
we learn to perceive the unity held together
by the one Eternal Spirit, whose power creates the earth,
the sky, and the stars,
and at the same time irradiates our minds with
the light of a consciousness
that moves and exits in unbroken continuity with the outer world.

Tagore
Comment by Ispirit *light of universal* on August 11, 2009 at 3:50pm
here we are...lightworkers...our group to help worldwide and bring the peace...
organization Unification Project
http://universalproject.ning.com/
Embracing the Light of Love and Peace
many abundant blessings to you
I L O N A
~~/|\ ~~
Comment by Sandra Reis on August 7, 2009 at 7:28pm
Dear peace workers

Please, take a time to support this event. Keep the kids involved for peace!

Namaste


The Great Kindness Challenge is one day where kids globally dedicate themselves to performing as many acts of kindness as possible, using the checklist of 50 suggestions published on our website: www.greatkindnesschallenge.org. This year, on Saturday, August 8, we aim to have over one million youth participate in this one-of-a-kind global event. Please visit our website to download the checklist and learn more about how you can participate. Then revisit our site after the big day to dowloand a certificate of accomplishment and share your stories, photos and videos.

The Great Kindness Challenge is presented by Kids for Peace, whose mission is to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects. Kids for Peace is an international, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit www.kidsforpeaceusa.org.
 

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