What is silence? Not absence of sound, but absence of self.
Cause of conflict and war is our inability to stay in the present.
War is always for something in the future. Peace is always in the now.
Is peace transient or permanent?
Peace is no self
Essence of all of us is peace and love: when one feels it, it goes outwards
Peace for me could be a deep breath. Anything that leaves you with clarity.
I grew up in a war; nobody knew what peace really was. First step to peace is realizing it's possible.
Wars start because of groups -- and exclusive mindset.
Should we be hard on ourselves if there's war?
Peace is not the absence of hostility but the presence of love.
Three things that help me with peace: faith, acceptance and gratitude
If you wish to understand war, meditate in the slaughterhouse.
Five confusions: time, views, afflictions, living beings, life span.
Degrees of wisdom have very little to do with external. Equanimity is the supreme measure.
Cool book name -- one minute wisdom. Another name: no second.
Rev. Heng Sure: easier to meditate through downtown LA, than Beverly Hills. BH had fake peace.
Person who tolerates injustice is weak
Be peaceful but watch out for tigers
Research: people who think they're lucky are able to find things that unlucky people don't look for.
Disaster in Russia, Oaklahoma bombing -- we need to change.
Duality of the heart -- we need time to come to the right decisions; we need to stop haste.
Peace is within. One day a stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar, "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then he asked: "What's that you're sitting on?" "Nothing, " replied the beggar. "Just an old box. I've been sitting on it for as long as I can remember. "Ever look inside?," asked the stranger. "No," said the beggar. "What's the point, there's nothing in there." "Have a look inside," insisted the stranger. The beggar, reluctantly, managed to pry open the lid. With astonishment, disbelief, and elation, he saw that the box was filled with gold.