PRAYER FOR UNITY
While casually reporting practice targets from the NRA litter the ground of terrorist training camps we found,
we bomb hospitals, mosques, allies, red cross, til there is no running water, no electricity, no food and no home
for anyone left alive. Still chasing specters and shadows hiding in caves, we make plans to leave, saying
the job is done. We spent enough money; let someone else pick up after us, we are on our way after
fresh game, in the cause of justice and the shame of infinite devastation. Muslims call me infidel though
I worship the same God, in Whose eyes we are one. The rest of the world calls me murderer though I cry
for the victims both living and dead. My family and friends, acquaintances, associates, call me traitor
because I feel compassion for a nation caught in the crossfire of a personal vendetta acted out by a country
whose ‘soldiers’ face no danger greater than being hit by their own planes. How I struggle to tolerate,
confronting the tendency to judge or condemn their desire for war, yet they cannot allow my point of view
or forgive my prayer for peace! Patriotism, terrorism, nationalism, fanaticism, pacifism, capitalism, tribalism---
are schisms. No one is all right and no one is all wrong. Your reflection is myself being split in two. Humanity
is diversity;conformity is entropy. The soul of man is a bird with broken wings. May we learn to radiate
so much love that bombs will be defused, falling weightlessly to the ground like deflated balloons. By the
grace of God, being conscious of Him, may we join together and walk with light in the company of angels
wherever blood is shed until every last man lays down his weapon and sings…
Fri 18 Jun, 2010 08:46 am - [quote="jeeprs"]
[quote]the problem with meditation is that you arent able to do it when you need it most[/quote]
Or maybe when you least want to sit, it is most helpful for... (view)
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 11:30 am - this is invaluable, especially now...and a bit poignant i think.
i always wondered about the guests-like we were actors in a play people were watching. do they separate the members and guests... (view)
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 08:19 am - he died about 18 months after i became his student-i was the last one he continued to see until his death. i wrote the story about a year after his death i think. a lot of what was in my blog was... (view)
Thu 17 Jun, 2010 01:15 am - what krumple are you talking about? i know a krumple but he doesnt hate anything that i noticed...
i have been in despair, though at the moment i am not, and yes, if i were i wouldnt be sitting... (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 07:07 pm - most people are on autopilot-love that story called 'the automatic car'...
you cant call that kind of life purposeful...in fact it is purposeless.
so that is where we get into the... (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 09:03 am - i certainly agree with everything you have said, and a really good in depth comment it is. the only thing i would add is that the person who tells lies often enough does indeed tell himself lies... (view)
Thu 10 Jun, 2010 10:12 am - so is there no way to get my name to be plain salima? i also had no luck trying to get into gravatar to upload my avatar...
thanks for the goat forum link, i hadnt noticed that when i was... (view)
Wed 9 Jun, 2010 05:50 pm - i am not sure the new place has a philosophy section at present-there was a sort of description on one of the other threads i found. it sounded to me like we would be moving in intact in our... (view)