Posts Tagged ‘pursuit of peace’

“If we could all be in tune with each other… or with ourselves… that’s the main thing. Then there would be no crime and no problems. If we could just respect the person next to you, the chain reaction would solve everything. “

October 27, 2014

from http://godandformula1.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/if-we-could-all-be-in-tune-with-each-other-or-with-ourselves-thats-the-main-thing-then-there-would-be-no-crime-and-no-problems-if-we-could-just-respect-the-person-next-to-you-the-chain-re/

and http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c
from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

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The Road to Global Peace

October 12, 2014

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http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/the-road-to-global-peace-2/
and http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/the-road-to-global-peace-3/

As We Sow, So Shall We Reap – The War for Peace

October 7, 2014

http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/as-we-sow-so-shall-we-reap-the-war-for-peace-2/

from http://craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com/ and http://www.writingcraig.wordpress.com

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Gandhi’s History of Non-Violence

October 5, 2014

http://peacepursuit.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/gandhis-history-of-non-violence-2/
and http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c (from http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com and http://totheendoftherainbow.wordpress.com/)

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“SHARE, ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT ENRICH (lives) and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

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Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World “I WRITE, I DREAM!”

May 6, 2014

Working, Striving towards a more Peaceful World “I WRITE, I DREAM!”

Jesus Meets Muhammad (Appendix II)

June 19, 2011

APPENDIX II
“MY CONVERSATIONS WITH JESUS”
SOME PERSONAL QUESTIONS FROM “THE WRITER” TO JESUS CHRIST

Jesus, Jesus Christ, “My Conversations with God”, questions
Today 25th December in the year 2010
Gisborne , New Zealand
The first city in the world to see the sun

JESUS MEETS MUHAMMAD (APPENDIX TWO)
“Äsk and it shall be given.
Seek and ye shall find.”
“Whatever ye ask in my name….”

Who was your favourite disciple:
I didn’t have favourites as you call it. They were all very special people in their own ways with their unique qualities. And they really took a giant leap of faith in giving yup their everyday lives to follow me.

Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute?
No, though that what is what some church leaders implied and that hurts me. But we must forgive slights, both real and imagined. I learnt much from Mary, a very very special and wonderful lady, who
had her faults, weaknesses, but most of all strengths, just like all of us?

Did you go to India to learn about Buddhism, because many of your teachings were similar to those of the Buddha?

Of course I didn’t go to India and Kashmir, as some people speculate. I never travelled far in my life, unlike you living in these easier times. Then I did meet some Buddhist traders in my travels around Palestine, but I got those teachings directly from the Father. Many of these teachings are similar to those from other ancient teachings, like those of the Buddha. Ones like charity, equality of all, human rights for all, pursuit of peace, forgiving, the healing power of forgiveness, loving one’s enemies, the great power of love, and so on.

What did you do in the “lost years” between ages 12 or 13 to 30?

I was doing my usual carpentry/stone making work with my father, Joseph? Also studying the Torah, meditating and praying, but also living a normal life as a young man. Even if YOU tried to write about your own life, you couldn’t write everything down. So much happens in a single day, you even soon forget “run-of-the mill things” quickly. As John said at the end of his Gospel: There are many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one. I suppose
that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.”
(John 21:25)

So you did many more miracles?

Of course, but only as a channel through God, the Father. I couldn’’t do them alone!

What about the Gnostic Gospels?

You mean the books by Phillip, Thomas, James, Judas, Andres and so on?
Yes, its unfortunate that they have been omitted from the New Testament as they add another perspective to me and my teachings. I don’t think that they would erode people’s faith in me, but add to it. Especially, “non-religious” people in these day would understand my teachings far easier than a lot of the “heavy stuff” written in the Bible. A lot of the writings in those Gospels is in line with modern psychological principles.

You mean studies of the human mind.

Yes. As Thomas, you know the doubting one, who wanted to first see my wounds, wrote down my words: “What you have within you will save you”…but I’ll add this “and it all comes through belief and God’s Infinite Spirit working in and through us.”

You sure are the greatest psychiatrist, who ever lived, Jesus
Did you marry as some religious scholars claim?

Of course not! Some are just trying to gather attention, publicity for their wild claims, but most are simply sincere, yet misguided.

So you never married Mary Magdalene?

That’s crazy, Ha ha. Yet she was a very special young lady and I was extremely fond of her… as a disciple…as a person.

Ask me anything and I’ll answer you

Thank you for this very special time together, Jesus. It’s been really enlightening and you have clarified
my questions so beautifully.

Well, it is all so really simple, the mystery of the Kingdom of God. Yet we are NOT meant to try to understand this world of Spirit. Till next time. I look forward to it too

I love you. And Happy birthday today.

About the submitter:
In his various writings, little by little, one mind, one heart, one soul at a time, Craig strives to break down and economic, social, cultural and religious barriers. Craig believes that whilst we should celebrate our differences, what we share in the form of our common humanity is way more important than what divides us.
He is currently “writing” ‘Jesus Meets Muhammad’. http://jesusmeetsmuhammad.wordpress.com/ and http://www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com
The submitter’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) is at http://www.wordpress.com
Together, one mind, one heart, one life at a time, let’s plant the seeds, the hope of a better and brighter future.
These writings may be freely published
PPS
From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

“Lord
Give us forgiveness for the past, strength for today and hope for the future.”

“It’s in OUR Hands to Give Peace a Chance”

December 18, 2009

rainbow picture from billArticle Title: It’s in OUR Hands to Give Peace a Chance”
Author: Phwaye Aye
Shared (with permission) by: Craig Lock
Category/Key Words: Peace, Possibilities for Peace, Inspiration, Phwaye Aye, Hope, Dream, Believe
Other Articles are available at: http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=981 + http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles.html
(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig!).

Publishing Guidelines:
All my articles may be freely published, electronically or in print.
(If this article is published, please acknowledge the source, Phwaye Aye and the New Zealand Herald (College Herald), thanks)

Submitter’s Note:

I came across these most uplifting words by a young New Zealand student… and they fitted perfectly into the book I’m working on and the central themes of the manuscript Though you may perhaps see these writings through the eyes of words inspired by the “idealism of youth”, far removed from the “realpolitik” of todays world, I think they have real merit and are beautifully written with much feeling and passion. So here is an extract from Phwaye’s powerful and inspiring article, that I’m sharing (with Phway’s permission). Enjoy…

“IT’S IN OUR HANDS TO GIVE PEACE A CHANCE”

The world is full of horror, because we do nothing to end it writes PHWAY AYE…

For generations, it has been the aching dream of humanity. Marked on the face of every man and every woman, it has been a search so powerful, it defined humanity’s very existence. Driven by our moral and spiritual obligations, it has been a search towards which millions have turned their hearts and souls. This has been our search for world peace.

From the beginning, the human race has always questioned the possibility of a peaceful world, rid of war, violence and poverty. We dreamed of a world, so composed, it embraced its diversities, settled on its differences and sought, day in and day out, to help all those in need.

Will this dream of a global peace ever be achievable? Will a time ever come when peace was not just a dream, but a way of life? Or is the human race condemned by nature to live in this constant throbbing search for something we were never, essentially meant to find?

A better world will not be achieved unless we take it in OUR hands to do something about it.
We can’t expect a world of peace to come about, if we are not willing to put in the effort.

We can’t deny the mistakes of the past. Neither can we fix them. But what we can do is try to understand.
Like each and every one of us, the world had to make its own mistakes. But mistakes are made to be learned from, and this is our time to learn. A better world will not be achieved, unless we take it into our hands to do something about it. We can’t expect a world of peace to come about, if we are not willing to put in the effort.

The future of humanity sits on our shoulders. Do we want our children and grandchildren
to look back on us and ask why we were so stupid? Why we didn’t realise the enormity of our mistakes? Why we sat back and watched it all pass by? The world is full of horrors; not because of those who do harm, but because of those who do nothing about it.

We cannot keep ignoring these cries. Our job isn’t to step back and keep applying new bandage after bandage to old wounds. Our job is to strip the world of its old bandages and find a way to heal those wounds.

We cannot stop the war in Iraq, feed all the children in Africa, or put an end to poverty. We cannot bring about peace and change to the world in one go. But we can work to rebuild it little by little in the small things we do in our lives. Change will only come when each of us takes responsibility for finding peace within ourselves and with the people around us.

World peace will not happen overnight. It will not happen in our lifetime, or in 20. But what we do know is that it must. In fact it is inevitable. It is only our job to CHOOSE so.

Phway Aye, Year 12. Palmerston North Girls’ High School
(extracted from an article as published in the College Herald (as part of the New Zealand Herald May 12, 2009}

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”
– Albert Schweizer

About the submitter:

Craig’s mission is to help promote peace by helping others to find inner peace.
He is presently “working” on his latest work ‘Peace Lives’ – inspiring stories of endless possibilities of the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us.

The various books that “Craig felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.creativekiwis.com/books.html http://www.lulu.com/craiglock http://www.webng.com/writernz/ and http://www.myspace/writercraig.

“Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now,
With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow,
To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me!”
– C. Bailey-Lloyd (“beaut words”, thanks Caroline!)

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.”
– J. Krishnamurti Thanks, dearest mom, your spirit will live forever

“Be the change you wish to see in others. Then in changing YOUR world you help change THE world…
for the better. Peace is an idea whose time has come. ”

“Blessed are the peace-makers… because they will accumulate plenty of Frequent Flyer points.”