On this Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020, we reflect and remember all those that lost their lives and the many, many more that have been affected by war.
Upon deep reflection, we will realize that what Thich Nhat Hanh writes about is true , and this is what we should remember , and nothing else.
This can apply to all our relationships, as preventing a war is the only way to achieve happiness. Those that cultivate war and anger in what they do, whether business or personal, will never achieve happiness and it is those people that need the most help and compassion as they know not what they do.
“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transport all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the roots of bombs are still there, in our hearts and minds, and eventually we will make new bombs. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To prepare for war, to give millions of men and women the opportunity to practice killing day and night in their hearts, is to plant millions of seeds of violence, anger, frustration, and fear that will be passed on for generations to come. ”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ
The Emily Dahl Foundation , November 11, 2020