Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PEACE IS THE WAY TO PEACE

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               Sometimes midst all this noise and chaos I feel like my words are lost, my words feel weightless and my intelligence feels insulted. Perhaps like I have often felt and concluded English for all its well intended sense of civility is an inherently deficient language that allows for only mundane and machine like messages made more primitive with time and its sticks and stones. I guess if you still try and emote the Truth it cuts like a sword regardless of the tongue.


           Maybe it's better for a man such as myself to retire early, exercise reclusive spirituality and take leave into the nomadic and peaceful tranquility of the remote wilderness likened to the Himalayas. I often shared the notion with my near and Dear ones since I was a child. I guess desire is such a thing they've also wanted to see me become just like everyone and someone else rather than be and live to be as I always was meant to be.  Admire the World, savor this gift called life but don't get addicted to it, just add the sacrifices that are demanded of duty and service.


This was a post I came across on the fb page of the Hindustan Times on the 18th of Feb. 2012,
https://www.facebook.com/hindustantimes
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Americas/India-Pak-Russia-China-should-wean-from-Iranian-crude-US/Article1-813199.aspx


My first response was,


"Does this translate as India, Pakistan, Russia, and China = problems ..... With or without uniforms, wars are and will always continue to taint the heart and stain the Soul with the blood of the innocent including civilians, the old, women and children. It is so crude and cruel to rob them of their lives and talk in terms of oil and gas. May God have mercy.....he is definitely not a fool nor is he blind. Life isn't perpetual so Strive for peace and you'll find an eternity full of it....."


I was quiet dissapointed with a lot of the hate speech and war mongering going on in the comments that followed, so I decided to write an exhaustive and I suppose hard hitting second response hoping that people will learn to use their minds along with their ears and loud mouths and thus be relieved and cured off of their deaf, numb and unfeeling hearts,



Here is my second response,




"Hey all you people on fb talking about glorifying war and dictating and dissecting the rule and resources of the Earth. Is life less precious than your trivial ideas, covetous and your mundane differences ? Peace is priceless, it is our birth right, who has the false authority of denying us this gift in life? It doesn't matter who he is, your father, your grandfather, your brother, your ancestors, your uncle or you your self, do you really know what it means to raise a weapon and put an end to someone's life? is killing and sinning the road to heaven or the downward spiral to sadness, a burdensome conscience and senility not clothed or protected by uniforms, blessings, medallions, badges and prayers. Would you shake hands, admire, befriend and worship the humanity in a man's heart that has murdered and taken the life of tens and hundreds in the name of war and failed attempts at civilized and peaceful coexistence, do you know of the turmoil within him and are you man enough to still glorify violence as a Godly thing. You know the monkeys in the jungle babble and bray...they eventually fight, they can't talk, they don't know of civilization, tact, diplomacy and peace negotiations. Cowards who are not man enough to face death or talk of war by sacrificing their life at its altars have no business sitting in high places and dictating and burdening the Earth with artificial wars and needless brutalities. Wars are proof we have failed as men and succeeded as brutes and beasts. Perhaps men who can't muster the strength and self discipline to reason and control their thoughts have had a very pleasant time and an undeserving drought not worrying about Hurricanes, tsunamis, storms, earthquakes and calamities unknown. Those Godly acts they can't control have fled with the failing fraternity of Mankind, even the winds and the waters know how the stench reeks of his shameless greed, pride, hate and selfishness. 
Please learn to Love and Respect All Life, it's not very hard or too noble a deed and you know you are capable and blessed enough to do it......"Do onto others as you would have them do onto you"..and always remember those who live by the sword die by the sword. And if you don't practice what you preach hold your silence."



" Peace comes from being able to contribute to Peace. Peace is the way and the road that leads to Peace. Say NO to war, violence and bloodshed. Strive to pursue and stay committed to Peace from both within and without, and you'll find that an Eternity full of it eagerly awaits to greet You. " ~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan

P.S ~ The Himalayas far removed from Humanity and its chaos is in my opinion serenity personified. Yes, I guess I miss this beautiful sense of tranquility but I take an even greater and blissful joy in Selfless Service, Love and Sacrifice.....

From before,




Peace is priceless. Peace of mind can't be bought, it is hard for it to enter into even the most welcoming of hearts. But if there is one thing I strive, long and wish for every one in this world, it is PEACE.......
 


Peace of mind.
Peace within the Soul.
And Peace from one heart to the next.

~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan



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