Summer Editorial

War doesn’t determine who’s right – only who’s left.
                                                              Bertrand Russell

Finding peace of mind is  most important ; and in difficult times, when we pay attention, we are enveloped in a tidal wave of media and opinions that are almost certain to influence our way of thinking.  To what extent we allow this to happen depends on our own skill in differentiating between what is true and what is not;  what is relevant to our lives and others and what is not relevant.

Analysing commentary and discerning the truth of our world situation under these circumstances becomes difficult.  Yet above all, we can promote and maintain a moral obligation to give succour to the afflicted in time of war.  This is a paradox for the pacifist:  how to protect the vulnerable against aggression.

Personally, on an individual level, we can be activists for peace by doing  anything that is within our capacity to disseminate our views.  In this context, Many Roads plays a small part in allowing readers with an interest in inner as well as world peace to have an opinion about how we can move forward with a compassionate view to finding a solution to evolving events both locally and universally.

With this in mind, readers are invited to offer opinions on events from an apolitical perspective.  How would you act as an individual to bring about a more peaceful world?
Albert Harris

Opinions matter.  Let yours be heard in the next issue of Many Roads.

 

PERSONAL STORIES
FAITH AND REASON……….RONALD HIRSCH
CONVERSATION WITH ERNIE BUCK……….YESHE DORJE

 FEATURES
PACKAGING WITH PRINCIPLES……….KEVIN KAMALA
THREE REASONS……….KATHLEEN PRASAD
RINGU TULKU’S ARCHIVE……….BODHICHARYA
HONORING THE CHILD’S UNIQUE SONG……….JAIYA JOHN
RADISH ACHAR……….INDRA MAJAPURIA

EVENTS
RINGU TULKU’S TRAVEL SCHEDULE

POETRY
ZEN POETRY……….VARIOUS POETS
EXISTENCE……….THICH NHAT HANH
REASONS TO MEDITATE……….LIZ CULLEN
POEM………ALEN GINSBERG
PRAISE TO TARA……….HEIDI TRONDSEN
THE BUDDHIST MASTER PLAN..……..BRIAN CHUNG

BOOK REVIEW
LET GIRLS BE BOYS……….HM

 

 

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manyroads@bodhicharya.org

 

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