The Awakening of Humanity: An End to War … by Alice B. Clagett

Revised on 16 May 2018; originally published on 8 March 2011

Dear Ones,

Today’s topic is An End to War. Here are the subsections:

  • Shall We Make War on War?
  • Lao-Tzu on Awakening Humanity
  • Krishna Das: The Heart as the Eyes of the World

SHALL WE MAKE WAR ON WAR?
A poem by Alice B. Clagett, 2011

Shall we make war on war?
Or shall we apply the unguent of peace?
A peaceful thought, a peaceful prayer, a peaceful life,
These simple acts,
Like pebbles dropped into a pond,
Spread peaceful ripples everywhere.

LAO-TZU ON AWAKENING HUMANITY

“If you want to awaken all of humanity,
then awaken all of yourself.
If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world,
then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
Truly, the greatest gift you have to give
is that of your own transformation.” –Lao-Tzu, public domain (1)

I find it ever so easy to forget Lao-Tzu’s excellent advice to concentrate on my own awakening. Then I segue back into the drama of me versus the world.

KRISHNA DAS: THE HEART AS THE EYES OF THE WORLD

Life is so much easier when I just place my awareness on my own heart, come what may. It reminds me of a song by Krishna Das, to the effect that the state of our own heart is our only merit in the world. There is no turning away from the truth of this. He sings about it in his beautiful song:

Video: “My Foolish Heart / Bhaja Govinda ~ Heart As Wide As The World – Krishna Das,” by Krishna Das Music, published on 27 January 2010, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWcSTABEiRA ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

On the topic of New Earth and an end to differences, see these excerpts from the book “Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, by Andrew Newberg, Eugene D’Aquili, and Vince Rause, 2001, http://csp.org/chrestomathy/why_god.html … “Chapter 9, Why God Won’t Go Away: The Metaphor of God and the Mythology of Science,” starting from paragraph 7, “In other words…” and reading on till the end of that chapter.

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FOOTNOTE

(1) This saying is attributed to Lao-Tzu (aka Laozi), whose works are in the public domain … see https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Laozi … However, some say he is not the person who said it.

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One thought on “The Awakening of Humanity: An End to War … by Alice B. Clagett

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