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These prayers inspired me, and I found them in
Paulo Coelho's book, "Like the Flowing River."

Dhammapada (attributed to Buddha)

It would be better if , instead of a thousand words,
There was only one, a word that brought Peace.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand poems,
There was only one, a poem that revealed true Beauty.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand songs,
There was only one, a song that spread Happiness.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (thirteenth century)

Outside, beyond what is right and wrong, there exists a vast field.
We will find each other there.

The Prophet Mohammed (seventh century)

Oh, Allah, I turn to you because you know everything, even what is hidden.
If what I am doing is good for me and my religion, for my life now and hereafter, then let that task be easy and blessed.
If what I am doing is bad for me and my religion, for my life now and hereafter, remove me from that task.

Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:7-8)

Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Jewish Prayer for Peace

Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord that we may walk in His path. And we will beat our swords into ploughshares and our spears into pruning hooks.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
And none shall be afraid, for the mouth of the Lord of Hosts has spoken.

Lao Tsu, China (sixth century BC)

If there is to be peace in the world, the nations must live in peace.
If there is to be peace among nations, the cities must not rise up against each other.
If ther is to be peace in the cities, neighbours must understand each other.
If there is to be peace among neighbours, there must be harmony in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home, we must each find our own heart.
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Thank you Inda for sharing these prayers.
The world really needs them now more than ever.

I found this prayer that you posted a long time ago, and would like to add it to the list

Let us fall in love again
and scatter gold dust all over the world.
Let us become a new spring
and feel the breeze drift in the heavens' scent.
Let us dress the earth in green,
and like the sap of a young tree
let the grace from within sustain us.
Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts
and let them light our path to Love.
The glance of Love is crystal clear
and we are blessed by its light.

~Rumi
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Love,
Vicky
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Thank you Vicky, Gisele and Sue.

I have another prayer by Rumi to add to this thread; this is not from Paulo Coelho's book.


What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured

into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing,
one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight
looks slightly different

on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different
on this other one, but

it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these
time-and-space personalities,

from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.


-Rumi - 13th century

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These are 2 old posts that Teo posted a long time ago, and I think they fit very well well into this topic



May we have enough compassion

so that people with solutions for us all can come to us without fear.

May we have enough compassion

to make way for people offering solutions for us all.

May we have enough compassion

that those with solutions for us all know we deserve them.

May we have enough compassion

to always be aware and share the awareness that solutions for all of us are possible and there are always win win solutions to joyfully work toward.

May we have enough compassion

to always reach out from our heart and help others know compassion exists and compassion grows and grows.

MAY WE HAVE ENOUGH COMPASSION

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...When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
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Thank you again Inda for this very interesting post.

What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured

into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing,
one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight
looks slightly different

on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different
on this other one, but

it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these
time-and-space personalities,

from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.


-Rumi - 13th century

Thank you Vicky for bringing back this topic.

"... Move beyond any attachment to names." Every war

and every conflict between human beings has happened because
of some disagreement about

names. It's such an unnecessary foolishness, because just
beyond the arguing there's a long

table of companionship, set and waiting for us to sit down.


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What is praised is one, so the praise is one too,
many jugs being poured

into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing,
one song.

The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight
looks slightly different

on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different
on this other one, but

it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these
time-and-space personalities,

from a light, and when we praise, we pour them back in.

-mevlana jelaluddin rumi - 13th century

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Dhammapada (attributed to Buddha)

It would be better if , instead of a thousand words,
There was only one, a word that brought Peace.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand poems,
There was only one, a poem that revealed true Beauty.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand songs,
There was only one, a song that spread Happiness.

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Dhammapada (attributed to Buddha)

It would be better if , instead of a thousand words,
There was only one, a word that brought Peace.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand poems,
There was only one, a poem that revealed true Beauty.
It would be better if, instead of a thousand songs,
There was only one, a song that spread Happiness.

Thank you Inda for the original post.

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