PEACE NEED OF THE WORLD FOR EVER!

 

 

August 06-Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Propogation of peace is universal; social, religious, academic, political – all platforms are used to talk about the need for universal peace! “Peace within” and “peace without” is the refrain of all religions all over the world. Hinduism ends all its vedic verses with the words “OM Shanthi, OM Shanthi, OM Shanthi:”-that is “PEACE, PEACE, PEACE.”
There have been apostles of PEACE from time to time Jesus Christ, Goutama Budhdha, Mahaveer, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Vinoba Bhave ……………………………………………………………

While THOUGHT and TALK of PEACE go on eternally, fierce battles and wicked wars were and are witnessed in succession!
Whenever we think of the word “PEACE” automatically our mind goes to the word “WAR” and we are reminded of Leo Tolstoy’s monumental write “War and Peace” and a review reads as:
“War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy,
Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece intertwines the lives of private and public individuals during the time of the Napoleonic wars and the French invasion of Russia. The fortunes of the Rostovs and the Bolkonskys, of Pierre, Natasha, and Andrei, are intimately connected with the national history that is played out in parallel with their lives. Balls and soirees alternate with councils of war and the machinations of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles with everyday human passions in a work whose extraordinary imaginative power has never been surpassed.

The prodigious cast of characters seems to act and move as if connected by threads of destiny as the novel relentlessly questions ideas of free will, fate, and providence. Yet Tolstoy’s portrayal of marital relations and scenes of domesticity is as truthful and poignant as the grand themes that underlie them.”

Incidentally some more information on War and Peace:

War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, which is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy’s finest literary achievements.
The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled The Year 1805, were serialized in The Russian Messenger from 1865 to 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869.
Tolstoy said War and Peace is “not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle”. Large sections, especially the later chapters, are a philosophical discussion rather than narrative. Tolstoy also said that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. The Encyclopædia Britannica states: “It can be argued that no single English novel attains the universality of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace”.
So much of prologue- for this Sunday story in Envius Thoughts in https://nvsr.wordpress.com is today is to think about the day HIROSHIMA PEACE MEMORIAL CEREMONY in Japan. It was on 6th August in 1945- seventy two years ago-that US dropped Atomic Bomb (little Boy) on Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is an annual Japanese vigil.
Every August 6, “A-Bomb Day”, the city of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the victims of the atomic bombs and to pray for the realization of lasting world peace. The ceremony is held in front of the Memorial Cenotaph in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Participants include the families of the deceased and people from all over the world. This traditional ceremony began in 1947 by the then Hiroshima Mayor Shinzo Hamai.

Normally the program of the ceremony is like this:

Satsuki Eda (President of the House of Councillors), Yōhei Kōno(President of the House of Representatives) and Yasuo Fukuda (Prime Minister) offered a silent prayer (August 6, 2008)
Dedication of Water (by the citizen representatives of Hiroshima), accompanied (since 1975) by the music “Prayer Music No. 1: Dirge” by Hibakusha composer Masaru Kawasaki
Opening
Dedication of the Register of the Names of the Fallen Atomic Bomb Victims
Address
Dedication of flowers
Silent Prayer and Peace Bell (for one minute from 8:15am)
The bell is rung by one representative of bereaved families and one representative of children
Peace Declaration (by Mayor of Hiroshima)
Release of Doves
Commitment to Peace (by Children’s representatives)
Addresses (by Prime Minister of Japan and other visitors)
Hiroshima Peace Song, with music by Minoru Yamamoto and lyrics by Yoshio Shigezono
• Closing

The day is observed in several other countries also in a way befitting the occasion.

To think of a war today in 2017, when so many countries proclainng “Nuclear power for peaceful purposese” but are in possession of nuclear weapons- covertly or overtly- none can be definite about the outcome.
The neutral nations like ours –have to play a very important role in this matter as one of the largest democracies of the world commanding respect because of our values and past history down the Father of The Nation one of the greatest apostles of peace.

In the scheme of the Omnipotent Almighty
Who created the Universe- peace and harmony
For the benefit of all living beings in the world;
Man in his need and greed resorts to violence bold!

In the name of Science and development, becomes Master
Resulting in the need for observing a day- faster:
Hiroshima peace Memorial Day is today
Let us focus and work for peace and poise ceaselessly!

 

Release of Doves

 

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August 06- International Forgiveness Day !

To punish is human to forgive is Divine
To forget is human to forgive is Divine
To say yes to punishment is human unfair
To say no to punishment is Divine –quite fair!

Forgiveness is giving up resentment and anger
Forgiving is granting free pardon to the wrong doer!
August sixth –first Sunday of each august August
International Forgiveness day is robust!

“Love all and serve all” paves path for forgiveness pure
“Help ever, hurt never” spreads red carpet quite sure
Let us take to the path Divine, forget and forgive
Lord Almighty in all HIS compassion, takes to Heaven!

 

PATIENCE EVER A PRIDE

 

Know my little child Patience is ever a pride
Learn my little boy how to have patience in ride
In poverty learn to be patient and honest
With a blank mind too one has to learn, be patient
With patience one can live happily on this earth
It is needed even amidst plenty from birth
Great asset to be patient leading life simple
A good friend it is while alone-and be noble
To lead a life sweet and simple,patience helps sure
To avoid doing bad to one, patience helps pure!
To lead life of purity and nobility
Patience all the way true is a necessity
Mother earth has patience in abundance we see
To lead life successful develop patience free!

ANGER-THE KILLER

 

CONTROL OF ANGER
There are several ailments that afflict the humanbeing-physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual and among them is one- ANGER-that kills. Here are the words of wisdom by the great saint poet Thiruvalluvar who lived in Tamilnadu 2400 years ago.
1.
Wrath against the strong
One should shun; if it warrants
Against the weak wrong! (301)
2.
Wrath against the strong
Brings woes; against the weak too
Wrath should be shunned strong! (302)
3.
Guard well against wrath
Towards every one around
Brings woes in its path! (303)

4. Wrath kills joy and smile
No foe worse than killing wrath
Brings all woes in file! (304)
5.
Guard thyself from wrath
If you are to guard thyself
Lest anger kills neat! (305)
6.
Wrath – the killer friend
Destroys all the kith and kin
Try all means to mend! (306)
7.
Wrath infected falls
Bound to face woes; gets injured
The hands that strikes the wall! (307)
8.
Save thyself from ire
Against even the one who
Tortured thee like fire! (308)
9.
Get all they desire
When free from the ills of wrath
Others they inspire! (309)
10.
Uncontrolled anger
Makes the living dead; freed
Suffer no longer! (310)

Let us go all out to stamp out that ANGER-THE KILLER. And make the self and society enjoy greater peace and harmony.

SLAVE OF LOVE

 

In the noble creation of the great God Almighty
All living beings be tied to the bond of love tightly
To promote, nurture and nourish sweet peace and harmony
Among young and old, read and unread, poor and rich surely!

“Love all serve all”, “help ever hurt never’ policy sure
The foundation of making us “SLAVE OF LOVE” ever pure
That indeed is the purpose of His creation – wonder
Each for all and all for each cemented by love-ponder!

Love is truth and truth is love, truth is God and God is truth
Love therefore is God and God is Love an eternal truth
To be a SLAVE of LOVE is to be the SLAVE of GOD sure
I am proud to be a SLAVE OF LOVE quite pleasant and pure!

 

JAINISM TORCHBEARER

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Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the enlightened souls
Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the liberated souls
Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to religious leaders
Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to religious teachers
Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all monks of the world
Eso Panch Namukkaro: – These five salutations are capable of
Savva Pava Panasano: destroying all the sins and this is
Mangalancha Savvesin: the first happiness among all forms
Padhamam Havai Mangalam: of happiness

Non-injury, truth, non-stealing, chastity and sure
Non-attachment elevates quality of life pure!
Mahaveera spread the message for years thirty
Gautama Swami compiled the teachings quite swiftly!

Oh! My Lord! Let me not do any harm even to germs
Let me finish my dinner early,-avoiding harm to worms
No harm to humans, animals and birds- any living being
Grant me moksha allowing no karmas accumulating!

Jains a great set of pious and peaceful Indians
Serving the cause of Motherland India- Bharath
Mahaveera attaining moksha-liberated soul
At his age seventy two-golden birth and samadhi!

Mahaveer Jayanthi is today; let us greet the Jains
And invoke the grace of Mahaveer- to live sans pains
To bring heaven on earth follow the holy path pure
Peace and poise, harmony and friendship ever-last sure!

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A THING OF BEAUTY!

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A THING of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. 5
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways 10
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils 15
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
’Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms 20
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink. 24
John Keats (1795-1821)
Poets are immortal and their poems are eternal! Almost three hundred years for the immortal poet John Keats but his lines are ever ringing in the ears of the poetry lovers and that indeed is his greatness!
A Standard English dictionary will give the meaning of the word “BEAUTY” thus:
A combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses; a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense; an excellent specimen; an attractive feature; an advantage; a beautiful woman.
There are very many derivatives from this word:
Beau- Beaufort scale- beau monde- beaut- beauteous- beautician- beautiful- beautifully- beautify- beautification- beauty parlor- beauty queen- beauty sleep- beauty spot- beauty treatment!

I am not an Englishman nor I can claim a good knowledge of the language- but I do love the language and enjoy its beauty- written or spoken, prose or verse. Here are the synonyms and antonyms of the word BEAUTY:.

Synonyms for this word “beautiful” !
allurestar, artistry, charm, delicacy, elegance, good looks, grace, refinement, style, adorableness, allurementstar, attractionstar
bloomstar,
classstar,comelinessstar
exquisitenessstar
fairness, fascinationstar
glamorstar
handsomenessstar
lovelinessstar
polishstar, pulchritudestar
shapeliness, symmetrystar
winsomeness

Antonyms for plain

ambiguous, abnormal, abstruse, attractive
beautiful
concealed, complex, complicated
decorated, difficult, dressed-up
embellished, extraordinary
formal
hidden
imperceptible, incomprehensible,intricate
obscure, obscured, ornate
pretty
uncommon unclear
vague

A few years ago I wrote a poem and now I recollect the same titled “BLESS ME WITH THOSE EYES” which is reproduced below quoting Keats:

‘A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’
Words of Keats one can forget never
What is beauty – beauty is where
One can enjoy here and there, everywhere!
Grecian urn a beautiful piece
Niagara Falls a beautiful place
Silver streaks of water brings us peace
Hills and dales sure nature’s grace!

Does beauty lie in the objects seen
Or lie in the eyes of the seer keen?
Beauty seen in the scorching Sun
Beauty felt in the biting cold
Beauty heard in the melody of birds
Beauty smelt in the fragrance of rose
Beauty tasted in the bitterness of neem
Beauty found sure in every mean(s)!

‘Beauty is truth and truth beauty
That is all what ye know on earth
And what all ye need to know’
Words of Wisdom
From votary of beauty
And a devotee of Almighty!

Creator of noble beauty
Harbinger of peace and piety
Bless me with those eyes and mind
Beauty in ugliness that they can find!

Beauty of the mind and beauty of the soul
Sure makes one the wholesome whole!

Reflecting the same sentiments I wrote another poem titled “Marvel is Thy Creation” which is quite relevant for this Sunday story.

Hills are lovely, Dales are beautiful
River is lovely, fishes are beautiful
Sea is lovely, waves are beautiful
Sky is lovely, stars are beautiful
Tree is lovely, flowers are beautiful!

Beautiful is the sky lark, lovely is the peacock
Beautiful are the birds, lovely are the animals-deer’s and dogs!

Beautiful nature is always beautiful
Oh! It is all Thy wonderful creation!

Even
Rain is lovely, fire is beautiful
Storm is lovely; volcano is beautiful
Thunder is melodious, lightning is pleasing!
Nature’s fury is a thing of beauty!

Bed of roses and scent around it
Blade of grass and dews upon it
Rise of moon and stars above it
Oh! It’s all the marvels of Thy creation!

Here is a child with crippled foot
There is a boy with cruel mind
Here is a man with dishonest deeds
There is a woman with a lustful eyes!

He has eyes, yet blind
She has ears, yet deaf
She has hands, yet lame
Yonder Thou art witnessing all!

Mend their ways or end their deeds
Make them honest – make them healthy
Help us live in peace and amity!

NIGHT IS BRIGHT

Night Is Bright
Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Pitch darkness
Has no permanence
Nor has brightness!

Darkness scares
The one who cares
Not the one who dares!

When you walk through
Darkness melts true
As a faithful crew!

Blaming darkness
Brings not brightness
Helps not progress!

Day is dark
When eyes are shut
Night is bright
When vision is strong!

Dark and bright
Part of life
Matter of mind!

Since a thing of beauty is a joy forever, we need joy to be free from stress and strain, tension and tears, let us develop a mind and vision to see beauty in everything and everywhere- in all things animate or inanimate, seen or unseen, heard or unheard, smelt or un-smelt, written or spoken, prose or verse, felt or un-felt!
“Heard melodies are sweet and those
Unheard are sweeter!”.
According to the great Hindu philosophy, every individual born is incarnation of Shiva and is ever blissful.
“Aham brahmmasmi”- I am Brahma.
“Sivoham Sivoham” – I am Shiva I am Shiva.
“Anandoaham, aanandhoham”- I am happiness, I am happiness.
“Sathyam, Shivam, Sundaram”- Truth, Peace and Beauty.
“Aanandamayakosam”- This is ‘blissful body and its sheath”.

Beauty is TRUTH and Truth Beauty and hence SATHYAMEVA JAYATHE-NA ANRUTHAM” – Truth alone triumphs and not falsehood.

Bye for the day!

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