Re: [ineb] metta for Bin Laden: Oct 2
- Dear friends,
No one can forget this WTC tragedy in human history. Condemnation is not
enough for those who did this human tragedy. But as a believer in Buddist
faith, revenge is also not the solution.
No one has yet proved that Bin Laden did it.
To find dead or alive on the basis of suspect is also not just. Historical
mistakes took place either in suspect or in someone's proud.
As Buddha says that hate is never overcome by hate.
Politics of nation-state is at the root of hate crimes. May the lords of the
world's nation-states think over it! Blind nationalism! Humanity is
defeating with politics of nation-states.
Individual or group terrorism as well as state terrorism all are the product
of evil mind created either by power of nation-state or by greed to state
power in different forms.
Perhaps, to avoid war in this greedy and proudy world, international human
rights instruments and UNO were created. It was the consequence of the last
two world wars.
May we think the consequences of war before to declare war! May we use UNO
to bring the perpetrators to justice based on the fact! May the world
regions do for it!
Compassion to George W. Bush and the perpetrators to abstain from the cycle
of violence. May the humanity victorious!
I join with Surya Das and you and compassion for all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "claudia harris" <claudiaharris@...>
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Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 12:14 AM
Subject: [ineb] metta for Bin Laden: Oct 2
> North America's response to terrorism--
> metta for Bin Laden
> Tuesday, October 2, 9pm eastern, 8pm central,
> 7pm mountain, 6pm pacific
> How big is your heart?
> Will you choose an open hearted response and not shut
> down in pain or fear or anger?
> Will you be a vehicle for peace?
> > We're asking only for a few minutes of your time. A
> moment to breathe. A moment to plant some seeds of
> peace. Will you help to slow or maybe even stop for
> just one moment the cycle
> > of violence? Because in that one moment of peace,
> > something may shift in the human experience. And
> > the
> > world can be a safer place for all of us.
> Please help to spread the word about
> metta for Bin Laden, Tuesday, Oct 2,
> 9pm eastern, 8pm central,
> 7pm mountain, 6pm pacific
> "The Buddha said that hate is never overcome by hate;
> hatred is only overcome by love. The true battlefield
> is the heart of man, as Dostoevsky says. If we want
> peace in the world -- and I firmly believe that we all
> do -- we need to face this fact. We must learn how to
> deal with anger and hatred, and to soften up and
> disarm our own hearts." --Surya Das
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