Re: Theos-World Re: BE STILL and KNOW PEACE corrections
Dec 03, 2007 03:34 PM
by Cass Silva
My thinking is that Ghandi was the way of the advanced soul. His mission therefore served as an example of what is possible through non-violence. Once Ghandi passed the violence between India and Pakistan continued, suggesting that those souls were not at the level required to reach a compassionate understanding for each other.
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From: stillpointed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2007 10:59:11 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: BE STILL and KNOW PEACE corrections
Corrections. Also, I forgot to include Paul's message.
I wonder how Gandhi's legacy would have been different emphasizing
being still and knowing peace. By himself I doubt whether it would
have made much difference. In any case, India today is not an
example of a healthy nation, what with its nuclear weapons, ethnic
strife, and massive poverty. But if all his followers and
admirers around the world had joined in a massive and simultaneous
consciousness of knowing peace, who knows what the outcome would
have been. One could hardly call this inaction. The stress
reduction for personal health alone might have been worth it.
Interesting Ed, I think I understand what you are saying, though the
question that comes to the forefront of my mind is this~ with your
thinking about the balance in mind, would you then say that Ghandi
would have been better off being still and knowing? I guess I am
asking where is that line? when is the moment when non action
becomes action? or are you saying that all action is a futile effort
and that through out all time to align the world our time is better
served in meditation than in action? Just not sure what you are
meaning, thanks for the thread...and the clarity.
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