Saturday, November 7, 2009
Peace Is The Message
"Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven." -- Genesis 19:24
"... and he [Lot] looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace." -- Genesis 19:28
"My inclination was never to war, nor did I delight in the destruction of my race. I made no distinction between my own children and the children of Pandu." -- Dhritarashtra, Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"...Krishna, anxious to bring about peace, for the welfare of mankind ...." -- Dhritarashtra, Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"When I heard that the just and renowned Arjuna after having been to the celestial regions, had there obtained celestial weapons from Indra himself then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success. When I heard that afterwards Arjuna had vanquished the Kalakeyas and the Paulomas proud with the boon they had obtained and which had rendered them invulnerable even to the celestials, then, O Sanjaya, I had no hope of success." -- Dhritarashtra, Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"Thou hast heard, O Raja, of the greatly powerful men of vast exertions, spoken of by Vyasa and the wise Narada; men born of great royal families, resplendent with worthy qualities, versed in the science of celestial arms, and in glory emblems of Indra; men who having conquered the world by justice and performed sacrifices with fit offerings (to the Brahmanas), obtained renown in this world and at last succumbed to the sway of time." -- Ugrasrava Sauti, Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"Then is narrated the ascent on the hills of Kailasa by Bhimasena, his terrific battle with the mighty Yakshas headed by Hanuman; then the meeting of the Pandavas with Vaisravana (Kuvera), and the meeting with Arjuna after he had obtained for the purpose of Yudhishthira many celestial weapons; then Arjuna's terrible encounter with the Nivatakavachas dwelling in Hiranyaparva, and also with the Paulomas, and the Kalakeyas; their destruction at the hands of Arjuna; the commencement of the display of the celestial weapons by Arjuna before Yudhishthira...." -- Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"This weapon [astra] can slay any being within the three worlds, including Indra and Rudra." -- Mahabharata, 8th century B.C.
"Dear youths, I warn you cherish peace divine,
And in your hearts lay deep these words of mine." -- Pythagoras, philosopher, 6th century B.C.
"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." -- Jesus Christ, extraterrestrial, Matthew 5:9
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater..." -- Jesus Christ, extraterrestrial, Mark 12:31
"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." -- Jesus Christ, extraterrestrial, Romans 13:10
"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." -- Jesus Christ, extraterrestrial, Galatians 5:14
"Two thousand years ago these extraterrestrials created a being to be placed on this planet to teach homo-sapiens about love and peace." -- Linda M. Howe, journalist, 1989
"An ancient interplanetary war was fought in our own solar system with weapons of extraordinary power and sophistication." -- Joseph P. Farrell, author, 2007