in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be fair in thy judgement,
and guarded in thy speech. Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness
and a home to the stranger. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light
unto the feet of the erring. Be a breath of life to the body of humankind,
a dew to the soil of the human heart, and a fruit upon the tree of humility.
beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed
from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and
may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people
think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in
trackless, fearful wildernesses - the children, the aged, the unprotected
- be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.
are the Peacemakers, for they shall be known as Children of God.
But I say to you that hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate
you, bless those who curse you. to those who strike you on the cheek,
offer the other also, and from those who take away your cloak, do not withhold
your coat as well. Give to everyone who begs from you, and of those
who take away your goods, do not ask for them again. And as you wish
that others would do to you, do so to them."
Oh God, lead us from
the unreal to the Real. Oh God, lead us from darkness to light.
Oh god, lead us from death to immortality. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
unto all. Oh Lord God almighty, may there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth. May the waters be appeasing. May
herbs be wholesome, and may plants and trees bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us. May the Vedic Law propagate
peace all through the world. May all things be a source of peace
to us. And may that peace itself, bestow peace on all, and may that
peace come to me also.
In the name
of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of
the Universe who has created us and made us into tribes and nations, that
we may know each other, not that we may despise each other. If the
enemy inclines towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust
in God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things.
And the servants of God, Most Gracious, are those who walk on the Earth
in humility, and when we address them, we say "Peace."
Universal Love is the essence of the Gospel preached by all the Enlightened
Ones. The Lord has preached that equanimity is the Dharma.
Forgive do I creatures all, and let all creatures forgive me. Unto
all have I amity, and unto none enmity. Know that violence is the
root cause of all miseries in the world. Violence, in fact, is the
knot of bondage. any weapon, no matter how powerful it may be, can
always be superseded by a superior one; but no weapon can, however, be
superior to non-violence and love.
Come let us go up
to the mountain of the Lord, that we may walk the paths of the Most High.
And we shall beat our swords into ploughshares, and our spears into pruning
hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation - neither shall
they learn war any more. And none shall be afraid, for the mouth
of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.
god, the Great Thumb that we cannot evade to tie any knot; the Roaring
Thunder that splits mighty trees; the All-seeing Lord up on high who sees
even the footprints of an antelope on a rock here on Earth. You are
the one who does not hesitate to respond to our call. You are the
cornerstone of peace.
Spirit of our Ancestors, I raise my pipe to you, to your messengers the
four winds, and to Mother Earth who provides for your children. give
us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind
to each other, so that they may grow with peace in mind. Let us learn
to share all the good things that you provide for us on this Earth.
people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers
and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world? Why do
winds and waves rise in the ocean surrounding us? I only earnestly
wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging
over the tops of the mountains."
us according to our deeds, not the coat that we wear; that Truth is above
everything, but higher still is truthful living. Know that we attaineth
God when we loveth, and that only the victory endures in consequence of
which no one is defeated."
to God to eradicate all the misery in the world; that understanding triumph
over ignorance, that generosity triumph over indifference, that trust triumph
over contempt, and that truth triumph over falsehood.