While we are still in the holiday season, we should all try to light a candle for Peace!!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peace is the marriage of the people and the planet, with all attendant vows.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
-- Black Elk (1863-1950)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.-- Buddha (560-483 B.C.)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peace is the only battle worth waging.
- Albert Camus (1913-1960)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We know how to organize warfare, but do we know how to act when confronted with peace?-
- Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.
-- The XIVth Dalai Lama
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.
-- Daisaku Ikeda
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
-- Isaiah, II:4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
-- Malcolm X (1925-1965)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To reach peace, teach peace.-
- Pope John Paul II
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ All we are saying is give peace a chance.
-- John Lennon (1940-1980)
We, in India, are facing horrid times due to terrorism. Innocent people are loosing their lives due to ideological and political differences. Metropolitan cities are being hounded by terrorists trying to prove their point, even though it's against humanity and human lives. Hope the message of peace reaches them too...