Re: theos-talk War and Peace
Jul 28, 2012 06:10 AM
Your msg was very timely. Many are hopeful that we are moving towards an
era peace around the world. Modern technology make the world watch in real
time happenings anywhere. Already there is talk that the financial crisis
in the West is going to prevent countries expanding their traditional
military. A world wide ban on illegal arms trade which contributes to wars
around the world could have come to fruition but for some countries wanting
more time to consider the treaty. Looks like there is a slow awareness of
the fact that we are all connected. I am reminded of the comment Maha
Chohan made more than a century:
âIn view of the ever increasing triumph and at the same time misuse of
free-thought and liberty (the Universal reign of Satan, Eliphas Levi would
have called it), how is the combative natural instinct of man to be
restrained from inflicting hitherto unheard of cruelties and enormities,
tyranny, injustice, etc., if not through the soothing influence of a
brotherhood and of the practical application of Buddha's esoteric
Brotherhood is the panacea for the suffering all of us go through.
On Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 7:05 AM, Will <tcc@YwTUmas9QjUgJgpChofmFrLXD5wWQQI46y7fAoIxLUUOis6hbMA_DIpi9Cv68jeDOdEKdF1hjSA.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> While our country is welcoming - in peace, if not in complete brotherly
> union - thousands of the finest specimens of our closest and dearest 200
> friendly nations from around the world.... we hear also of the great
> suffering caused by the warring spirit in other places.
> Friday 27th July: the Olympics were started in 1896 by a Frenchman and in
> this, its thirtieth incarnation in 2012, the following quote from
> G.K.Chesterton was said to be the guiding motif for the script writer of
> tonight's opening extravaganza:
> "The world shall perish not for lack of wonders but for lack of wonder."
> This is apt for our time as society is struggling to throw off "the
> dazzling and wonderful" and embrace a saner world, a world of the possible,
> of aspirations to leave behind adversarial politics and national envy and
> enmity, but to replace it with a real union of fraternity among modern
> nations. The realisation is dawning that tanks, munitions and missiles have
> little legitimate place in today's world.
> So not withstanding the sense of duality and egoism that comes from the
> extreme competitiveness of modern sport, no doubt many of the 11,000
> competitors and billions of observers can see in a "game", as a simile on
> life, a way to a better future, one based on respect for others and a
> wholesome self-discipline in ourselves.
> And on war? We hope these times will remain as a reminder that in 2012 the
> strongest and fittest of the world's nations came here in peace, with their
> weapons left behind. For that we'll wait, watch and see.
> London UK
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