ei ei khin (and group),
I would be very interested in whatever you had to share with us. Any
dialogue that promotes peace is worthwhile.
I admire Maha Ghosananda (whose entire family were killed by the
Khmer Rouge), and would suggest he is well worth emulating.
Particularly his compassion for both victim and aggressor, and the
belief that World Peace can occur no other way except by beginning
with Personal Peace.
"The suffering of Cambodia has been deep.
From this suffering comes Great Compassion.
Great Compassion makes a Peaceful Heart.
A Peaceful Heart makes a Peaceful Person.
A Peaceful Person makes a Peaceful Family.
A Peaceful Family makes a Peaceful Community.
A Peaceful Community makes a Peaceful Nation.
A Peaceful Nation makes a Peaceful World.
May all beings live in Happiness and Peace. (Ghosananda, 1992: 28).
Words of the Buddha - From the Tipitaka:
Yodhajiva Sutta "The Warrior"
Non-Violence: A study guide
From Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Problem of Conflict
""By what bonds are people bound whereby, though they wish to live in
peace, without hate and hostility, they yet live in conflict, with
hate and hostility." The Master replied: "It is the bonds of envy and
avarice that so bind people that, though they wish to live in peace,
they live in conflict, with hate and hostility.""
Laying Down the Rod
Violence and Disruption in Society
The Master said of the True Disciple "He is one who unites the
divided, who promotes friendships, enjoys concord, rejoices in
concord, delights in concord, and who speaks words that promote
--- In Triplegem@y..., "ei ei khin" <seventhgeneration@h...> wrote:
> As a society whose main principles are of peace and liberation, I
> is important for us to make a stance on the current situation.
> religious bodies, such as the United Methodist Church, have made
> position public allowing for us a unique opportunity to practice
> preach. I understand that the situation is complex and needs
> would be happy to provide information about the situation. I am a
> at the University of California Santa Barbara and a few student,
> staff groups are doing intensive studies on the matter. Politics
> religion cannot exist alone as we do not exist alone and we are the
> embodiment of religion and faith. Please feel free to ask
questions and get
> a discussion going, as nothing we do or feel about vegetarianism,
> family, and enlightenment may matter once we are evaporated from
> =0) with wishes of peace, compassion and justice,
> khin ei ei khin
> (Moderator's comment on acceptable messages: Discussion should be
from the Theravada Buddhist View point only)