People are tired of games played for power and profit; they are tired of hatred and conflict. They want to live with more wisdom, confidence and in peace. I am convinced that the 21st century must see a movement to sow the seeds of peace, happiness and trust in every person’s heart. Daisaku Ikeda.
Hello friends, in present ccontext the veracity of the above quote is so apt and relevant. For the previous two years the world was waging an unprecedented war with an invisible enemy. All were praying for the deliverance from it’s onslaught. When, there was a silver lining on the horizon and relief was quite at sight.
The tired, hearts, minds and bodies hadn’t even got a decent respite before another obnoxious war was mercilessly thrust into the common people’s throat, forcing them to swallow the bitter pill without any other option.
The war might be waging in one part of the world but the reverberation can be felt all around the world. Still, there is lack of cohesive determination to try to solve the crisis at the earliest and rescue the common citizens and soldiers from the further hardships.
People dearly want to live freely, peacefully and happily along with their loved ones. These most basic human rights have been denied to so many for such an arduous long time. Now powers that be are talking about using the Intercontinental Balistic Missiles, IBMs to bomb each other out.
This situation reminds me of a story of Bhashmasura, a demon of Indian mythology. He had said to have acquired invincible powers by praying to Lord Brahma, as a boon. He also wished that he must get the special power of touching anybody’s head, the person instantly may reduce to ashes. When he got the special powers, he was itching to test it and moved forward to put his hand on Lord Brahma himself.
It was a precarious situation, the Lord Brahma tried to escape by pacifying him but Bhashmasura was adamant. Now Lord Vishnu came to his rescue, by appearing as a beautiful lady and charmed the demon. She went on artfully, to lead him to put his hand over his own head, as a way of a dance move. The next instant, he was reduced to ashes.
Friends the same thing is happening yet again, man have acquired the power to destroy continents, now they are restless to use them to showcase their powers. The consequences might not be any different from the Bhasmasura.
A few mindless humans could reduce the entire humanity into ashes. Yet they are adamant to persue the same course to destruction, no matter what, as moths are drawn towards the fire.
Let there be a movement to sow the seeds of peace, happiness and trust in every person’s heart.
We must pray and wish unitedly for world peace, and restoration of human rights and prosperity in every corner of the world.