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Peace is not just the absence of war

“Peace is not just the absence of war and conflict; it goes well beyond that. Peace must be fostered within the individual, within the family and within society. Simply transferring the world’s nuclear weapons to a museum will not in itself bring about world peace. The nuclear weapons of the mind must first be eliminated.” – Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

What is the nuclear weapon of the mind that Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi speaks of? In a painful situation the mind is quick to judge; “What is the cause of this unpleasant feeling I am experiencing?”. The nuclear weapon of our mind is its desire to judge the enemy outside of us, to view it as responsible for our experiences. Rarely, do we look at our own arsenal, and begin the disarming there. The mind rarely understands its power to mitigate our experience of the situation that occurs outside of us.

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