Where is the peace?

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Where is the peace?

Postby KwanSeum » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:02 pm

The lack of peace is everywhere. There's war, arguments and hatred in every house, neighborhood, country and continent.

No amount of shouting, fighting and arguing you will not stop this lack-of-peace. Can we even claim to be peaceful - within and without - ourselves?

Can you show me where peace lies, if it exists at all?


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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby DGA » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:34 pm

I cannot show you where peace lies. You can see for yourself, but this takes practice.

I can show you beings living in peace. It does happen. I am alluding to this:

http://dctendai.blogspot.com/2010/07/it ... thers.html

May peace prevail. :cheers:
DGA's dissertation, a cultural history of mindfulness, here:
https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_ ... _OF_STRESS

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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby plwk » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Can you show me where peace lies, if it exists at all?


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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby muni » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:54 pm

In open heart-mind freed from any partiality, there is peace;
When the flower of compassion blossom by joy and love, in rays of equanimity, there is peace.
When emotions - intellects' obscurations are freed in vastness, there is peace.

Beyond-before fabricating mind arises there is peace.
Not enclosed in fictitious mind, neither calm in nowhere, than there is peace.
Many more examples, but I wish you peace.
Spending your time with true spiritual friends will fill you with love for all beings.

Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones-all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake. We have been deluded by our thoughts. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby Ogyen » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:02 pm

peace is where you make it.

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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby Dharmakara » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:26 pm

A wise man once said, "There is no road to peace except to become peace."

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Re: Where is the peace?

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:01 pm

One of the most important things we can do is develop a peaceful mind in order to help others do the same. Peaceful minds, no more conflict.

The route to developing peaceful minds in others is that of universal compassion. The mind of pure compassion cannot be penetrated by a negative thought, however powerful.

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