Peace is a state of mind. Peace is not absence of war; war cannot exist in a state of peace. War is not an option for peaceful beings. Peace is a state of mind, an intention to live peacefully with all beings.
Waging war will never bring peace, just a temporary cessation of war. The last war fuels and justifies next war. The last war teaches hatred, domination, and power. The last war trains leaders for next war.
Peace is not without conflict. Conflict is an unavoidable result of diversity of human desires. In a state of peace, conflict is resolved without harm to anyone. Violence does not resolve conflict-it nourishes it.
Peace is possible when each person, community, state, and country has access to life’s necessities, along with a reasonable opportunity to achieve life’s dream.
You and I can bring peace to world. How many hundreds or thousands of beings do I encounter in my lifetime? How many do I influence with a peaceful state of mind? How many in turn, does each of them influence?
A culture forms person by person over time. We built this culture of belief that war is acceptable, justifiable, and appropriate. You and I built this culture step by step, day by day. We idolize and glamorize violent behavior, praising and teaching violence through entertainment.