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Re: Theos-World Re: being for peace is based upon correct insight

Oct 30, 2001 12:18 PM
by Etzion Becker

Cool girl, my cup of tea. Army tea of course, as we used to have it, with
sand and salt. The sardines together with jam. :-) Etzion (also an ex army
----- Original Message -----
From: Monica Suzuki <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:49 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: being for peace is based upon correct insight

> You must be mistaken if you think I am a pacifist. I come from a
> long line of samurai warriors and most of them were not Buddhists.
> I happen to agree with "being for peace is based upon the correct
> insight." Whenever wars are started, there are three kinds of people:
> 1. The first kind are those who speak about doom, final destruction,
> annihilation. They pump fear into the hearts of people, using fear
> to control or exploit them.
> 2. The second kind of people are those who are very rosy and goody-
> goody. Everything is beautiful and just right for them. They are
> satisfied with life. These people allow evil to spread roots and
> branch out in such an immensity that others find themselves incapable
> of fighting against it and stopping its growth. Because of their
> goody-goodiness, they indirectly encourage those kinds of activities
> which eventually lead people into destruction. These people are not
> only optimistic fools, but also cowards, who allow evil to grow
> around them.
> 3. The third kind of people are those who see the danger, the
> corruption, the pollution, and the evil of terrorism and take
> conscious action to prevent its expansion, without pessimism but with
> inflamed optimism. They see the situation clearly. They see the
> difficulties and obstacles on the path. They see the growing power of
> evil; but they never lose their hope of victory over evil. This third
> kind of people belongs to the race of heroes. They know that all
> events going on upon Earth are watched by Higher Forces. They know
> that there exists higher resources of energy which, in unexpected
> times, come to the rescue.
> Monica
> Honorably discharged veteran, ex-SSG of the U.S. Army
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