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Comment | Peace more than absence of violence

The Courier-Journal 10:23 a.m. EDT September 20, 2016

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. ......To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as "a reminder of the human cost of war"; the inscription on its side reads, "Long live absolute world peace". Wikipedia/International Day of Peace

What if we really aim for that higher goal: "Long live absolute world peace"? What if "world peace" means more than the absence of war and violence? Can we hope for absolute world peace, even during today's storms of terror and endless war?

One of the very few sources of steadfast hope, Share International Foundation, brings renewed energy to this year's celebrations of World Peace Day, by proclaiming the active presence and influence of the World Teacher Maitreya. Maitreya comes to teach humanity how to save itself from the disaster that looms ahead as the result of our polluting the air, waters and land, and our growing habit of conflict fueled by ever more powerful technology. We will not survive, he warns, unless we can learn to live together in peace as true men.

We cannot create peace until we create justice among men and women everywhere. Maitreya and His group of experts, called Masters of the Wisdom, are among us now, offering guidance on the only way to create world peace: sharing resources so that all may have the basic necessities of life. Those necessities, he says, are nourishing food, safe shelter, effective medical care and all the education needed for self-development and sustainment. They are the basic needs for everyday living everywhere, as a matter of human right. Permanent and equal access to those resources brings justice, freedom and the mutual trust needed for peace.

The calls for justice ring out across the planet. The voice of everyday people is becoming more potent every day, and is the most powerful agent of change in the world. It will not be silenced, because it is backed by the forces of light. These are the same forces that backed the Allies against the Axis Powers in World War II, inspiring us to act for the good, through sacrifice and united effort.

In the September 2016 issue of Share International magazine ( one of Maitreya's experts, The Master _, wrote that although we may not be able to see it yet, "the storm" is almost over, and is losing its intensity as gradually more and more of us realize the need to find a new way to live based on the brotherhood of man. There are new influences flowing into the world inspiring men and women to work toward understanding the oneness of humanity. These influences will grow stronger as we respond positively and look for guidance.

Guidance is ours for the asking. World peace will enable new science to be given: the Technology of Light will provide energy for all our needs; new architecture will capture specific energies and transform cities into centers of healing, of the arts, of spiritual development. Man's spiritual nature will flower and, as John Lennon wrote, the world will be as one.

Betsy Whitfill is a National Coordinator for Share International Media Service and a correspondent for Share International magazine. She may be contacted at info|AT|share-international.usEmail address or 1-510-883-1848.

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BA Philosophy, Wilson College, Chambersburg PA 1963 Wife, grandmother, contributor to Share International magazine ( and most recently begun blogging to share what I know about the coming of a teacher for all of (more...)

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