these were the principles set forth by Martin Luther King.
He asked for all supporters to
create acts of Peace, allowing
the practice of peace to prevail
over hate and fear.
PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of
life for courageous people.
It is active nonviolent practice to evil.
It is effortless spirituality, mentality
and only compassionate. We need to
drop the thoughts of the past. Start
fresh, new and with peace.
PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks
to win friendship and understanding.
The end result of nonviolence is
redemption and reconciliation. The
purpose of nonviolence is the creation
of the Beloved Community.
PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks
to defeat injustice not people.
Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers
are also victims and are not evil people.
The nonviolent practicer seeks to
disenfranchise evil not people. Eliminate
PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds
that suffering can educate and transform.
Nonviolence accepts suffering without
retaliation. Through suffering is the
redemptive surrender which has
tremendous educational and transforming
PRINCIPLE SIX:Nonviolence believes
that the universe is on the side of justice. The nonviolent
practicer has deep faith that justice will eventually win.
Nonviolence believes that God is a God of justice for all
Christianity- Emit Peace
In Matthew 5 Jesus guides us to watch our thoughts
and love all including our enemies. He asks us to
resist not evil. Do not feed it with negative attention
but address it with kindness. This follows the sermon
on the mount where we are asked to be Peacemakers,
recognizing humility as great strength. Then it is
followed by the Lord’s Prayer, which states, Our
Father,which makes the greatest request: to see
that we are all one family, there are no sides.
Hindi Emit Peace
The first of the principle Upanishads is the Isha.
“Isha” means the supreme being, so this is a
scripture about the supreme being. It begins with a
Vedic prayer, as each Upanishad does. The prayer
opening the Isha Upanishad is known as The Perfect Prayer.
Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat
Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnamevavasheshyate
I have always heard this translated as
That is perfect, this is perfect, perfect
comes from perfect
Take perfect from perfect, the remainder
May peace and peace and peace be everywhere
Buddhism Emit Peace
Each human being exists within the context of
interrelationships that include other human beings,
all living beings and the natural world. In other words,
each person is sustained by the interdependent web
of life. By awakening to this principle we are able to
expand instinctive self-love into an altruistic love
for others; we are able to nurture the spirit of
tolerance and empathy for others.
The doctrine of dependent origination also provides
a theoretical foundation for peace. In terms of concrete
action, it manifests itself as the practice of compassion.
In Buddhism, compassion indicates the practical ethic
of always maintaining an empathetic involvement with
others. It means sharing their sufferings and
unhappiness, working alongside them to overcome
the deluded impulses that are the root cause of suffering,
transforming these into happiness, benefit and joy.
Sufism (internal jihad of Muslims)
The basic Sufi concept of peaceful coexistence
hinges on an all-embracing love of, and respect for,
‘everything’: the human race in its entirety, all other
life forms and of planet earth itself. This love and
respect is intended to bring about an all-enveloping
harmony in which every single ‘body’ – animate and
inanimate – is able to live and interact together for
the long term benefit of all. There is no place for
inequality or greed in the world of Sufism and certainly
no place for warfare.
It is true to say that the much maligned ‘hippie’ movement
of the 1960s was, in a small way, based on the Sufi
principles of peaceful coexistence and there are many
similar, if lower key movements, floating around today.
But none of them have the intrinsically ‘powerful’ base
that Sufism has slowly, yet surely, developed down through
the centuries and which, if positively promoted, could be
the answer to the myriad ‘wrongs’ plaguing our world today.
Peace at the stage of Islam pertains to the corporeal and
social aspects of human beings, whereas at the stage of
Iman it pertains to the heart and the microcosm, and
finally at the stage of Ihsan peace pertains to the Spirit
and to the macrocosm.
“If you are irritated with every rub, how will
you be polished?” RUMI
Kabalah ( inner work of Judaism)
Kabbalah says, “Do your spiritual work!” The Light
that you reveal will remove the chaos from your life,
and peace of mind will be a byproduct of the process.
The ‘piece’ of mind that we are actually missing is that
part that will help us achieve mind over matter –
allowing us to take control of our life and get the most out of it.
What is the cause of not having peace of mind? Our
doubts. What’s going to happen tomorrow? Am I doing
what I’m supposed to do? Does he/she like me? Is this
the person for me? Is this the business deal for me?
Will I succeed or fail?
If we could just know, with complete certainty, that
wherever we are and whatever we do is leading us to
the best scenario in our life – we will have true peace
of mind. Seeing the big picture will help us get there.