Sunday, March 20, 2022

The way out is in / "A Noble Truth is a sacred creed" / Sounds of Silence / A voice from Kyiv / When the trees marched

From Plum Village App, regarding the talk on "War and Peace" with Brother Phap Huu and Jo Confino:

They also discuss inherited war traumas; the importance of maintaining compassion and balance during these times; the limits of compassion; going beyond our ‘roles’ and ‘labels’; channeling anger; practicing when we feel ‘on the edge’; racism and discrimination; coming back to our humanity; cultivating love, peace, and nonviolence, every day. And: can we bear arms without hatred?

A Noble Truth is a sacred creed (Bob Dylan)

Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1967.

Thich Nhat Hanh's memory was evoked at a recent memorial service for a friend of the Lummi Nation.  Listen at 18:54:


It's so far out, the way out is in (George Harrison, lyrics from "Any Road")


Sounds of Silence



In the Woods

"Everything is threatened, but meanwhile
everything presents itself:
the trees that day and night
steadily stand there ..."

Denise Levertov 


Just now I remembered when the trees began marching in the Ring trilogy, by J. R. R. Tolkien.  These trees at Big Rock Garden are within walking distance of my home.


Nonviolence is not a tool.  Nonviolence is a way.

You may have to put somebody in jail.  You may have to stop.  You may have to even fight but your way of doing it doesn't come to destroy and hate but it is to establish peace.  It is to establish a relief of suffering.

(Brother Phap Huu)

1 comment:

37paddington said...

Wise words. Thank you.