I was serving jury duty when I saw the
card and emblem (Iím thinking that you) placed on my window on July 23rd. I
was so touched, but immediately thought, this is an expensive way of getting
the message out (feeling that this was on all the cars). Then I looked and saw
that my car was the only one on the row that this card was placed and at
first, wondered why. Had I been in my old car, I wouldnít have wondered. It
was full of stickers for peace. But this car is new and Iíve only started
putting stickers on it and my favorite is and has always been to visualize
world peace. So, Iím just guessing here, you saw a kindred spirit. Iíd
really like to meet you. As you can see, I work at a place dedicated to
contemplation and action Ö the goal being that of peace among religions. You
can also see what else I do: www.___________.
Again, thank you for the gift. I really
right, I saw the bumper sticker and I put the pin on your winshield. I
wear a pin all the time and when someone comments I give it to them. My
wife and legal assistant do the same.
I am an attorney and I live in a combative world. I decided long ago that
I could work on peace from a monastery or I could work on it from the source of
conflict. Things get a lot more complicated when you work within the arena
I have heard of the chapel but I have never been there. If you have
been to my web page, you saw that I also paint. I still have a thought of
building a Chapel of sorts with my art. But I also have a vision of
building small Shinto type shrines all over the world but they would be
dedicated to WorldPeace. I also thought about plaques in the sidewalks and
on buildings and other places. The idea is just to get people to think
about peace for a moment.
My ultimate job will be to travel the world installing these beacons. One
simple man with one simple message: WorldPeace.
Life is a curious adventure and I have been on this path for 15 years (I changed
my name in 1988) with no regrets. One thing that I found over the years is
that people generally hate peace and are suspicious of those who advocate it.
However, like I tell people, the only thing that is important to me is that when
I am taking my last breath I can look back and say I tried to increase the
I am sure we can find some time to meet.
As per usual, I am up early and on
the computer. The first thing I did was go to your web page which I did
not have time to do yesterday.
I am impressed with what you have done and are doing and I can tell you that I
do not say that casually nor frequently to others. You are articulate and
you understand creativity which is the nature of the Infinite Potential.
You also seem to have the discipline it takes to live in the real world while at
the same time reaching out to the possibility that things can be better: more
peace and harmony.
As Lao Tsu says in the Tao te Ching, "The truth is often paradoxical."
I have devoted my life to peace and WorldPeace but I am not a pacifist. I
am not one that believes that prayer is enough to change the world at the
present time. There must be prayer with action. The two bolster each
I think you may be one of the few people who can understand me and my approach
to this reality. If you look closely, on my web page you will find a
coherent philosophy that incorporates the ability to fight and the ability to
tap into that all inclusive oneness most people refer to as God.
If you look at my web page regarding my present war with the hypocrisy and
corruption at Heights Presbyterian Church in specific and the Presbyterian
Church in general you will see what to many seems a very angry and aggresive
aspect of manifesting peace. It is interesting that most people do not see
that Christianity is really a very violent religion when viewed in a historical
perspective. Buddhism is presently much more passive and yet it too, like
all religions has inthe past degenerated into bureaucratic wars both internal
The problem with all religious bureaucracies is that their primary objective is
to preserve the bureaucracy and secondarily to spread the message. This is
the reason that one must do as the religous founder says and not as the
religious bureaucracy does.
There is more peace in the Tao te Ching than in the New Testament. There
is more abstract wisdom in Zen than there will ever be in Christianity.
Yet when you merge the religions of the East with those of the West you come to
a philosophy which allows you to live in peace in a very unpeaceful world; a
philosophy that allows you to live spiritually in a very angry world.
There will never be perfect peace because the nature of this reality is never
ending change. The fact that all things continually manifest from the
Infinite Potential and then disintegrate back into its oneness guarantees that
there will never be perfect peace. Perfect peace is a rock laying on the
side of a mountain. And as far as Heaven goes, "As above, so
After looking at your web page, I wonder if you have ever truly considered the
impact of Genesis 3:16. "To the woman He said, "I will greatly
multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children.
Yet your desire will be for your husband AND HE WILL RULE OVER YOU."
Have you considered that every Western female is taught that God has determined
that women will always serve men? Have you considered that this creation
story which is adopted by over half of the world's religionist states that women
are to be permanently subordinated to men? Have you considered the effect
of this kind of mind control that begins in Sunday school as soon as children
begin to communicate? Have you considered that all the violence agaisnt
women both casual and murderous has its root in this one verse?
If you look at my web page, you will see that I have re edited all the major
religious texts of the world with a peace a harmony theme. What I did was
to take five or six translations and lay them side by side and rewrite them with
a common glossary skewed toward peace.
My objective was to write a new Book of Peace if you will (All Books of Religion
should be Books of Peace but religion will newer bring peace because religions
are all bureaucratic and exclusive of necessity.) A Book of Peace must be
a book of spirituality and not of religion. Religion is about rites and
rituals which is the husk of religion.
The problem that I have is that I want to combine all these spiritual
philosophies into a Book of Peace which every human being can use as a spiritual
supplement. A book that will allow every human being to relate to their
personal spirituality, understand the true nature of their particular religion,
and at the same time be able to become a productive member of society. A
book that incorporates and acknowledges all religions but which transcends the
rites and rituals of any particular exclusive religion.
The problem is the format of the book. It cannot be all stories and
parables. It cannot an endless list of proverbs. It must be both.
And how will it be subdivided, by subject, by ????. It should be a book
that can be randomly opened and enjoyed. It should be a book of deserts.
It should be concrete and abstract. It should be a book where a person
feels better after reading it without necessarily understanding why.
I personally cannot remove myself from the law business because as a neverending
source of strife and conflict, especially in family matters, it is the key to
finding a workable peace within the human society. The court house is
where the rubber meets the road. It is where relgious philosophy confronts
the reality of life and the pain and suffering that human beings inflict on each
There needs to be a Book of Peace that will allow people to move through these
tough times with the peace that faith brings. People need a guide that is
dynamic enough to speak to all the many emotions of joy, peace and confusion.
It must be a Book which interfaces the concrete world with the spiritual source
of all things. Presently no religious text does this. But when one
reads all the major religious texts as one Book, things make a lot more sense.
I do not mean to bore you. But I am asking whether what I have said
resonates with what you believe to be your life's work. If so, then I feel
that it is important that we meet face to face and see how we can work together
on some level.
How can we manifest peace on
earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both
sexes) in our vision of Peace?
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