Friday, October 9, 2015

Peace

My Dear Son:


If it be at all possible, maintain peace among yourselves. This has been a watchword handed down by many masters. If you study them one by one, I think you'll find a smattering of conditions concerning just how this peace is acquired and maintained. It's safe to say that it could very well be the ultimate universal ideal with numerous watchwords. So, let's begin.


Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence. This is outer peace.



Peace is also freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts and emotions. This is inner peace.


Outer peace takes two. Inner peace takes one. But this begs the paradox: can outer peace begin with one and inner peace require the collective? More later!

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