Monday, May 17, 2010

Creating Universal Peace

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
Mother Teresa

I was fortunate enough to spend an hour in the presence of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace at the Lien Hoa Temple in Charlotte, NC., listening to the monks chanting and visualizing peace in our world.

The purpose of exhibiting the Jade Buddha around the world is for everyone, irrespective of their religion, to take a moment to reflect upon peace; peace for the world; peace in their relationships; peace for their families and friends; peace at work; peace in their mind.

"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace."
British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone


Joanne Huffman said...

What an impressive statue. I bet it was an incredible experience.

Catherine Anderson said...

Joanne, the statue is 10 feet tall and made out of one piece of jade. I think the vibrations of all the people that have spent time sitting with the statue and imagining peace connect to you as you sit in front of the statue.