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a story about peace

Postby keling » Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:51 pm

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 were 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 lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King looked, 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... perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize?

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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Postby Ms.A.Z » Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:26 pm

wonderful story and true too keling. :wink:
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Postby Dufresne » Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:31 am

You are right. Peace is in your heart. But it’s just human’s extravagant hopes. I wish we can achieve peace. However, fight is never stopped no matter from the point of individual or society. Why does it happen? Don’t we hope peace? Yes, we do. But the human nature drives us departing from the track we hope. Human take on the character of attack naturally. No things do ever change it.
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Postby quicksilver » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:09 am

I hate war, i like peace
maybe this is the thing all of us desire.
But now war still happening in the world .
My country is only in peace for 30 years
And i know the pain war left for us .
And i wish that nowhere in this world has war.
Peace in our hearts .But now i think that it is not true
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Postby L i f e b i d e » Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:58 am

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."


Wishful thinking for Peace, there will be no peace for the world just as what is mentioned at the end of the story.

Only in our hearts can peace be.

The world is always full of disaster and problems, be it man made or natural.

Don't just associate war as the opposite of peace.

"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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Postby quicksilver » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:39 am

But we have to face the fact that peace now is peace of all the man kind.
peace is meaningful, and we can think muchmore than the only tiny thing that peace in our heart.
It is true but it is not enough :)
I think so
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Postby L i f e b i d e » Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:44 pm

If we are talking about world peace,
on one person will be able to ensure that.

But if more people can find the peace in their heart,
they will contribute to peace around them.

With a vast majority of people who has peace in their heart,
This world will definately be a more peaceful place.
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Postby quicksilver » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:15 am

Vietnam in ASEAN, in the Association of South East Asia Nations
So Let's see, what's the truth !
:lol: Dont have anything to discuss here. :lol:
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Postby quicksilver » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:17 am

:? Sorry , i posted wrong place.very sorry.
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Postby quicksilver » Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:18 am

L i f e b i d e wrote:If we are talking about world peace,
on one person will be able to ensure that.

But if more people can find the peace in their heart,
they will contribute to peace around them.

With a vast majority of people who has peace in their heart,
This world will definately be a more peaceful place.

Every one has their own opinion
So now , i have no idea.
Think by yourself
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