Meaning of Peace

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  1. Aspire

    Aspire Gold IL'ite

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    There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

    One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

    The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.

    But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest - in perfect peace.

    The king chose the second picture. "Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."
     
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    asrikandath Bronze IL'ite

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    Today we live in a world where we face stress and tension each and every moment.To remain in a peaceful state of mind in such a situation is quite challenging.It is easy to maintain peace when we have no stress nor tension.Peace truly is when we are able to tide over all the challenges in life without losing our cool and to work out all our problems with a smile.Attaining peace is within ourselves.We need to learn to control our emotions and passions and find a solution to our problems with a positive attitude.Having a positive attitude and faith in god helps us to attain this peace.
     
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    True!

    Peace is in the being and not becoming!
     
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    Hello Aspire,
    It is true that peace can not be described but it can be felt inside. We can not really measure our peace as how much peaceful we are in given circumstances. But only we can say that it is an amazing state of mind and heart which we experience especially during meditation.

    Bhavna
     
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