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The Seeds of Peace

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 heartΒ  Daisaku Ikeda.

Hello friends, I had written this post when there was a danger of using of weapons of mass destruction in the ongoing war. Though the danger of the use of nuclear weapons have reduced a bit, but the war is waging and people are dying or forced to live a life of extreme hardship in excruciating winter. Please do give it a read.

The veracity of the above quote is so apt and relevant, in the present day context.As the world was getting over the merciless mowing down by an invisible virus, suddenly the catastrophe of a war was thrust over innocent people. Ever since, a year has been passed but the bombing and counter bombing is going on relentlessly with no clear victor in sight.

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,Β  as a boon. When Lord Brahma appeared before him to give the boon. He made another wish that he must get the special power of touching anybody’s head, the person instantly may reduce to ashes.

When he was eventually bestowed with the special powers, he was itching to test it. Finding no one apart from Lord in front him, he moved forward to put his hand on the revered God himself. It was such a crisis!

Lord Brahma tried to escape from him, by presuading him in many ways not to do such a blunder. 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, as a performance of a dance move with him, lead him to put his hand over his own head. And the next instant, he was reduced to ashes.

Acquiring power people become blind to their own folly which eventually lead to their downfall.

Friends the same thing is happening yet again, man have acquired the power to destroy continents, now some are restless to use them to showcase their amassed military might. The consequences might not be any different from the fate of Bhasmasura.

A few mindless humans have the potential to 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.

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Published by MousumiSays

An ardent crusader to make the world a better and safer place to live in. Likes to remind the mankind their basic instinct of resilience in the face of adversity.

25 thoughts on “The Seeds of Peace

  1. Excellent piece, Moushumi. We need to speak out more against this senseless environment that we are creating and living in, these days.
    Btw, are you, by any chance, part of BSG ?😊

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  2. I stand with Daisaku Ikeda and share your sentiments. Love the story of Bhashmasura, a demon of Indian mythology. Very appropriate for our times. Which woman who walks among the gods that rule our world will intervene as Lord Vishnu did?

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  3. Destruction, hate and divided society are not the basis on which we, as the citizens our country, voted our government.

    β€’ We need questions and regular updates.
    β€’ We want peace over extra interference.
    β€’ Government serves people, that’s the belief (we’re not begging, in misery).
    β€’ Progress should be made without compromising our present resources, culture and values (No full capitalism and privatization. The size of Indian population don’t allow it.)
    β€’ *People needs to aware, β€œeducated” and regularly updated with ongoing sensible and applicable news.

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    1. I agree, people must be aware of the ongoing sensible and applicable news. They must be privy to what’s really going on.

      In a democracy like us the government is answerable to the people of our country to an extent. But the authoritarian one are dangerously and perilously throwing the world towards forced agression and man made catastrophe.

      Internal as well as external peace and harmony inside a nation or between the nations is the need of the hour, when the earth as a whole is increasingly suffering due to bad effect of climate change.

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