Looking for Peace…

When I did my last post, I hadn’t thought that my next update would be about something so immensely tragic and so heartbreaking. Yes, I am talking about the recent terror attack in Mumbai.

On November 26, 2008, we, the world, witnessed another horrifying ordeal in Mumbai. I don’t think I need to go into the details about what happened. There are others who have given brilliant coverage on this horrifying event that lasted nearly 60 hours.

R.I.P the victims of the Mumbai massacre.

A hearty Thank You to the Indian army, commandos and NSG. You’ve made every Indian very proud.

So why am I doing a post similar to thousands of other bloggers? One reason : Action.

How long are we supposed to make frantic phone calls to a major city anywhere in the world when terror strikes? Like a lot of other people, I, too, know people who live in major cities around the world. It’s high time for all these atrocities to end.

Like Eckhart Tolle rightly said, terrorism cannot be eradicated by launching a war on terror. Doing so, in turn, gives energy to terrorism. In the words of Deepak Chopra, “War on terror is an oxymoron.” Working against something is not going to help us win anything. Humanity will have to unite and work FOR peace.

I know it is not easy to avoid violent when terror strikes home. I also realise that it is not easy to not be angry, really angry with the terrorists.

But we need to raise the vibes of peace. We need to all start lighting candles of peace to eradicate the darkness of violence. We all need to raise our voice for PEACE.

The universal Shanti mantra:

Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu

Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu

Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niraamayaah

Sarve bhadraani pashyantu
Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet

Meaning:

Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (shanti) be unto all;
fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (mangalam) be unto all.

May all be happy! (sukhinah)
May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah)

May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others!
May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha)

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih!

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