Our Father, it is thy universe,
it is thy will:
Let us be at peace, let the souls of the
people be cool.
Thou art our Father, remove all evil from
African Nuer Prayer (Sudan)
breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful,
giving up victory and defeat.
Buddhism Dhammapada 201
"I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of
your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by
a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a
more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all
harmony, well-being, restfulness and content. Thoughts of love are
constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness."
Baha'i Faith Abdu'l-Baha Paris Talks, p. 29
Blessed are the
peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
Christianity Matthew 5:9 King James Version
Do you want long life
and happiness? Strive for peace with all your heart.
& Judaism Psalm 34: 12,
14 King James Version
can the Empire be settled? Through unity. Who can unite it?
One who is not fond of killing."
Confucianism Mencius 1.A.6
As rivers flow into the ocean but cannot make
the vast ocean overflow, so flow the streams of the sense world into the
sea of peace that is the sage.
Hinduism Bhagavad Gita 2.70
Peace be to earth
and to airy spaces!
Peace be to heaven,
peace to the waters,
peace to the plants
and peace to the trees!
May all the gods
grant me peace!
By this invocation
of peace may peace be diffused!
By this invocation
of peace may peace bring peace!
With this peace
the dreadful I appease,
with this peace
the cruel I appease,
with this peace
all evil I appease,
so that peace may
prevail, happiness prevail!
May everything for
us be peaceful!
Hinduism Atharva Veda
And make not
Allah by your swearing (by him) an obstacle to your doing good and guarding
(against evil) and making peace between men, and Allah is hearing and knowing.
Islam Qur'an 2.224
And if they lean to
peace, lean you also to it; and put your trust in Allah; surely He is the
Hearing, the Knowing..
Islam Qur'an 8:61
How beautiful upon the mountains are
the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace.
Judaism Isaiah 52:7 (partial verse)
The whole of the Torah
is for the purpose of promoting peace.
Judaism Talmud, Gittin
Rabbi Baruqa of Huza often went to the marketplace
at Lapet. One day, the prophet Elijah appeared to him there, and Rabbi
Baruqa asked him, "Is there anyone among all these people who will have
a share in the World to Come?" Elijah answered, "There is none." Later,
two men came to the marketplace, and Elijah said to Rabbi Baruqa, "Those
two will have a share in the World to Come!" Rabbi Baruqa asked the newcomers,
"What is your occupation?" They replied, "We are clowns. When we see someone
who is sad, we cheer him up. When we see two people quarreling, we try
to make peace between them."
Judaism Talmud, Ta'anit 22a
All things exist for
Perfect Liberty Church Perfect Liberty
Kyodan Precepts, 14
Now is the gracious Lord's ordinance promulgated,
No one shall cause another pain or injury;
All mankind shall live in peace together,
Under a shield of administrative benevolence.
Sikhism Adi Granth, Sri Raga, M.5, p. 74
Tao invariably takes
no action, and yet there is nothing left undone. If kings and barons can
keep it, all things will transform spontaneously. If, after transformation,
they should desire to be active, I would restrain them with simplicity,
which has no name. Simplicity, which has no name, is free of desires. Being
free of desires, it is tranquil. And the world will be at peace of its
Taoism Tao Te Ching
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