Friday, 30 April 2010

wars: big and small ones

If you ask anybody, most people would be completely against war. They do not understand how they could happen. They would blame some evil people that manipulate other people......

This morning at work, some of my colleagues were talking about another one in a really bad way, and gathering signatures against her, planning a meeting to discuss ways to remove her, etc......there was a lot of violence, disrespect and ill feelings.

I think I remember Krishnamurti saying that war was not only the one between countries, but the war with our neighbours, our wives, our co-workers, even ourselves. The big wars "mirror" the small ones......

(Picture above: Phan Thi Kim Phúc, center left, running naked down a road near Trang Bang after a napalm attack in Vietnam on 8th June 1972. In an interview many years later, she recalled she was yelling "Nóng quá, nóng quá" ("too hot, too hot") in the picture. After a 14-month hospital stay and 17 surgical procedures, however, she was able to return home.)

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