Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Holy Scriptures: TANAKH

Peace in Action 

Job 22:21 "Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. 

Psalm 37:11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. 

Psalm 85:10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. 

Proverbs 17:1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife. 

Ecclesiastics 3:8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 

Isaiah 54:13 All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace. 

Isaiah 57:2 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Holy Quran

Peace in Action 

25: 63 And the servants of (Allah) Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, "Peace!";

25: 68 They do not call on any deity other than the one God. They do not kill a person, the taking of whose blood God has forbidden, except for just cause. They do not commit adultery. Those who commit these acts must pay. Their torment on the Judgment Day will be doubled, and they will be consigned to eternal abasement–


25:69 Unless they repent, have faith, and do righteous works. For such as these, God changes their evil deeds into good works. God is forgiving and compassionate.


8: 61 But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that hears and knows (all things). 

2: 256 Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error. 

2:224 And make not Allah's (name) an excuse in your oaths against doing good, or acting rightly, or making peace between persons; for Allah is One Who hears and knows all things.

2: 195 And make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction.

The Holy Bible

Love in Action


Romans 12: 
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fight for your Rights but fight it Right!

There are times when I am discouraged and loose the motivation to write something inspiring and I know merely words are not sufficient to inspire peace. But then what is enough to inspire peace? And who needs to be inspired? Is it those who are fighting or those who are fueling it or funding it or those who end up making money out of it? Obviously, war is not as simple as groups fighting for their rights with immense emotions but it also includes those handful of people who make money of it and ensure its sustainability.  And those who actually fight the war think they are leading it but unknowingly play the role of passionate puppets whose beliefs have become vague and are confused about what is the greater good! I wish they would stop and reflect and reconsider what would actually help achieve the goal of well-being of those they represent. I hope those who are flourishing on wars would rethink their money-making strategy and have mercy on humanity. While we hope against all hope, there are times when frustration gives birth to several questions: 

Would love for land, power and money ever be replaced by
love, care and compassion?  
Would a child's smile ever become more precious than
the materialistic possession?

Would they ever wake up from
their shallow motivations?
Would they ever stop to look at
the consequences of their actions? 

For how long the humanitarians
will have to beg for resources?
For how long those who fund wars
will be the leading forces?

Will the simple ever
start following their own hearts?
Will the common people ever
take on the leadership parts? 

How many more have to die
empty handed to show
Only souls transition,
not even the bodies go!

Why then the lust for power?
Why the fight, why the war?
Why so much selfishness?
Why collect more and more? 

Stop in God's name,
Stop this bloody game!
When you look at the damage your hands have done,
Aren't you ashamed? 

Which religion teaches to sacrifice the children?
What God commands oppression over well-being?
What distorted book tells you
to interpose pain and suffering? 

No matter who you are,
if you justify the violence,
you are lying about your religion,
and probably have long lost your conscience!

But you still have time,
make it right,
You will win with long lasting benefits,
If with peace and consideration you fight your fight! 

O India, My Motherland!

A plea of a migrant to her motherland:   O India, my motherland, My identity and my pride! My soul seeks nourishment, Only you...