A Western Buddhist's Travels

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Peace for all

“time has no beginning,

it has no end.

throughout immeasurable eons,

violence and conflict have abounded,

and body and spirit been deeply wounded.

may the time for healing begin now.

may universal peace be ours.”

From the back cover of path to peace published by The Amitabha Budhist Society

I’ve spelled Budhist as it is on the book cover, so if your spell check is flagging it, yes I’m aware of it.

Time is always the present, past and future meeting at this finite point. By the time we realize it is the present, as fast as thought is, it has already been left behind, in the steady march of time. Some of the most consistent companions on mankind’s journey through time have been violence and conflict. If you read most histories regardless of nation of origin, you will notice peace is not the rule, but rather the exception. Not only have these deep wounds shown on our bodies, but the wounds have marked the deepest parts of our collective psyche. For peace to exist, feuds that have been carried for millennia have to be forgiven and if not forgotten, left in the past. For as long as we carry the injustices of the past, with us in the present, tomorrows hope of peace will never arrive. Peace must be universal, for if any are left to suffer, neglected, forgotten, then we are all diminished and peace elusive.

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