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Session: Overview: What Is Real Peace?
This is a Session within the Topic Profound Peace
 
 
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What is true and relevant about each perspective, and how can we bring these together to find what is the essential nature of real peace?
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"Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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This is the opinion of Peace Pilgrim
"Each of us is guilty before everyone and for everyone"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


Each of us is guilty before everyone and for everyone

...only people do not know it, and if they knew it, the world would at once become paradise.

 

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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
 
How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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This is the opinion of Feodor Dostoyevsky
"Practice mindfulness, acquire the capacity to see and understand"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


Practice mindfulness, acquire the capacity to see and understand

Talk in loving speech, showing the way for peace.

 

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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
 
How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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This is the opinion of Thich Nhat Hanh
"To put an end to outward war, you must put an end to war in yourself"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


To put an end to outward war, you must put an end to war in yourself

Theories, ideologies, political parties, religions, leadership all result in conflict and violence. Peace is possible only with complete attention.

 

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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
 
How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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This is the opinion of J. Krishnamurti
"Radical non-violence (ahimsa) resolves conflict"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


Radical non-violence (ahimsa) resolves conflict

You may not offend anybody; you may not harbor an uncharitable thought, even in connection with one who may consider himself to be your enemy… A man who believes in the efficacy of this doctrine finds in the ultimate stage, when he is about to reach the goal, the whole world at his feet. If you express your love - Ahimsa - in such a manner that it impresses itself indelibly upon your so-called enemy, he must return that love.


 

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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
 
How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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This is the opinion of Mohandas Gandhi
"Without love action only leads to greater harm and misery"
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Topic: Overview: What is real peace?


Without love action only leads to greater harm and misery

Without love, you are trying to find out what is the right thing to do, and your action only leads to greater harm and misery; it is the action of politicians and reformers. Without love, you cannot comprehend cruelty; a peace of sorts ma be established through the reign of terror; but war, killing, will continue at another level of our existence.


 

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Addresses the root issue
Flawed, one-sided, or superficial
 
How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
Opinion added by
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on September 16, 2015
 
This is the opinion of J. Krishnamurti
 
Recommended Resources (Review before voting)
 
 
Document: J. Krishnamurti, On War
 
 
Document: Feodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
 
 
Other Resources
 
Document: J. Krishnamurti

Document: Feodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Document: Peace Pilgrim

Sound: Peace Pilgrim

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Conclusion
Ask the impossible question!
What is most important – and true – about each perspective, especially those you disagree with? Taking all this into account, what do you think is most important about peace?
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