Monday, September 11, 2006

Another 9/11 Anniversary

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world's problems...” ~M.K.Gandhi

September 11th marks more than one anniversary.
100 years ago to the day, Mohandas Gandhi made an
historic speech. On September 11th 1906, he launched his non-violence movement.

The Meaning of God

There is an indefinable mysterious Power that pervades everything.
I feel It, though I do not see It.
It is this unseen Power which makes Itself felt and yet defies all proof,
because It is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses.
It transcends the senses....
That informing Power or Spirit is God....
For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.
Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, Light. He is love.
He is supreme good.
But he is no God who merely satisfies the intellect
If He ever does.
God to be God must rule the heart and transform it.

– M. K. Gandhi
(Young India, October 11, 1928)

Gandhi Institute for Non-violence

Read what other newspapers around the world are saying about the US response to 9/11 attacks and the state of world terrorism today.

Two interesting stories today on npr:

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Afghanistan expert Barnett Rubin about the resurgent Taliban five years after the September 11th attacks.

Today is the one-hundredth anniversary of the launching of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement in South Africa. The World's Jeb Sharp explores the relevance of non-violent tactics in an age of terrorism.

Here's to that day when war will be a thing of the past. And the accepted way will be non-violent, even in reaction to terror. In that day we will seek to end what causes terrorism instead of only seeking to destroy terrorists wherein we only continue the seemingly endless cycle of violence and hate and fear. We will choose peace. Choose peace for yourself today.

Prayer of Jeshua ben Josef

Therefore, precious friend, choose this one day to be at perfect peace
Bless all that you see and see it as being within you
Look out upon the innocence of the world
And Bless it with the radiance of Christ
You are as you are created to be and cannot be apart from your Creator
And your Creator is but love
Therefore you are the thought of love in form
Peace be unto you always.

"This Hole in the Ground" by Keith Olbermann

me in the EE

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