People Against Violent Energies (PAVE)
Women Against Violent Energies (WAVE)
the way to Peace:
WAVE the Banner of Inner Harmony
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science and technology contributes its part to the massive despair
of our planet, constantly struggle to control that which they have
fragmentized and are attempting to reconstruct `scientifically'
to create a false whole. These deranged actions of our humankind
have escalated the loss of species and the destruction of the rain
forests and its prehistoric life. As a result the memories they
carried with them that necessarily fill the web of life to maintain
universal stasis, is lost.
we realize that we are supported by the greater energies of nature,
we discover that violence, disharmony and disease arise from forgetfulness
of our True Self-- the Self that is intrinsically Whole and Conscious.
When we are awakened to the Self, we become aware of our individual
sense of consciousness that seek to love, protect, nurture, and
nourish the Self and all life. Each thought and therefore every
action must give consciousness, and care.
and harmony are our natural state of being. Indeed, we are wellness.
We are consciousness. Violence is an imposter. Health, peace, and
prosperity are the result of lifeways that are in harmony among
all who share the living space of earth, and contribute to the regard
for nature and her cycles, seasons, and rhythms. There is only one
way to a richly fulfilling, healthful and peaceful life and that
is the path based on the time proven, timeless wisdom of nature
that we have either forgotten or learned to ignore. To recover our
memory of harmony intrinsic to the human spirit it is imperative
that we develop love, awareness and respect for Self, Mother Nature
and Her creation.
this very moment, one little shift in consciousness is all we need
to make a personal commitment to inner harmony. The only price for
peace is what we are willing to donate toward the investment of
cultivating the True Self. May each one of you find courage to evoke
the memory of your inner medicine nurtured by Mother Nature. fulfillment
of dharma, divine law. For the system of dharma to be universally
valid, it must meet all the necessities of life - it must provide
love, compassion, support, health, prosperity in all states of existence
to all peoples and must be adept at serving the manifold needs and
conditions of all communities. The Vedic way of life is rooted in
the system of dharma. From the beginning, the Vedic tradition has
advocated harmony among all peoples and all life forms, and this
awareness has led to the ethical virtues that formed the Hindu lifestyle
that are based on ahimsa - nonviolence, nonhurtfulness; in other
words, reverence for all forms of life and the protection of nature's
PAVE and WAVE Initiative will present a series of holistic, life
generating practices you may endeavor to start cultivating inner
harmony and Pave the way to Peace: The primary pillar for inner
harmony practice is the cultivation of a vegetarian lifestyle. This
Initiative does not view vegetarianism as a choice, but rather,
as requisite human sustenance from which our innate memory of gentleness
and compassion can emerge. Indeed, becoming a Sakahari - one who
nourishes one's vital tissues with consciousness by feasting only
on nature's earth growing vegetation - is a primal change toward
making the commitment to Peace.
Practice for Peace: Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism as a way of peaceful living is a primal necessity
toward the cultivation of inner harmony, inner health and world
peace. Sakahara, the Sanskrit word for vegetarianism, means
to imbibe and ingest nature's vegetables grown on the earth, in
other words to live a sattvic, peace-generating, life.
There can be no peace on Earth until we eradicate the mentality
of violence. For this, we have to stop killing. To transform the
mind of violence into an instrument of peace, we must do our inner
work. Inner harmony cannot be achieved while life at any level suffers.
Upanishad says, "From the Earth came herbs. From herbs
came the seed that gave life to humans." Vedas maintain that
food for human is annam - of plant origin, which to some extent,
is dependent on the earth's minerals, supplemented by the natural
foods provided by animal, i.e., milk and honey - in other words,
foods obtained without slaughtering the animal themselves.
In Secrets of Healing, I wrote, "We have distanced
ourselves so far from the knowledgeable and reverent trading with
nature practiced by the ancients that we can no longer barter with
the lives of the animal for our survival because the most necessary
faculty -- our ability to remember cognitively -- has become dramatically
diminished. Through the loss of our own cognitive memories, we are
unable to recognize the sacred memories carried by the animals."
In ancient practice, animal sacrifice for authentic human needs
was conducted with permission from Mother Nature herself. Such a
permit was `granted' owing to the intention of the human heart --
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Dancing with Siva,
informs, "the meat-eater's desire for meat drives another to
kill and provide that meat. The act of the butcher begins with the
desire of the consumer. Meat-eating contributes to the mentality
of violence, for with the chemically complex meat ingested, one
absorbs the slaughtered creature's fear, pain, and terror."
In the US, 660,000 animals are butchered for meat every hour. Essentially,
the senseless violence inherent in killing of animals today massively
corrupts humanity's intrinsic sense of peace.
maintaining a vegetarian lifeway, we contribute our consciousness
to desisting the senseless slaughtering of the animals. As a result
the treachery prevalent in "animal husbandry" today along
with the artillery of poisons, chemicals, hormones, rendered protein,
antibodies, and arsenic stimulants used to fatten the animal for
its meat, will invariably desist. Humanity must recover its intrinsic
memory of compassion if we are to survive our present predicament.
Ancient Vaidya, Sushruta, tells us, " A sattvic diet
gladdens the heart, nourishes the body, and revives memory."
Maintaining a sattvic diet is likely to reveal the treasure trove
of heart where the memory of compassion resides.
Earth Hermitage's Note: The afore-mentioned Address
had been excerpted from Mother Maya's presentation at the unprecedented
Millennium Peace Summit of World's Religious and Spiritual Leaders
that occurred at the United Nations, New York, in 2000. Mother's
presentation -- Pave the Way to Peace with Health and Inner Harmony
- expounds the simple truth that world peace is entirely possible
once each and every individual learn to cultivate inner harmony
and good health. We see Mother's simple message as being crucial
to the world culture and time we live in. There is great tendency
to underestimate the power of simple solutions that concern self-transformation
and the profound role it plays in the act of peacemaking.
MOM is a non-governmental, charitable organization whose goal is
to restore individual health and community harmony. MOM supports
at-risk communities by empowering community members with the education
and tools needed to reclaim a sense of shared responsibility for
their well being, making the most powerful education available to
the poorest communities on earth. MOM's inner medicine education
strives to examine all aspects -- cultural, social, economic, and
spiritual - to transform violence, poverty and disease into nurturance
and health by focusing on an reawakening their inner resources for
healing. MOM has been mobilizing an international sustaining health
and wellness force.
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