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How to get guaranteed and lasting peace....... without weapons!?
Those who still believe in creating peace with arms live in the illusion, that violence is the ultimate means to peace!?. But as we see it only deepens the crisis.... Wake them up from this nightmare!!
Peace in the middle east (or Africa or Greece or...) starts with peace in the minds of those in charge. And THIS PEACE we are able to create with our new insights into the functioning of the collective consciousness in that area of war. There is no need to convince those who create war....We don't want to kill the ennemy, we kill the ENMITY!!! and only then the war will stop. I know, it sounds like magic but it is tested in conflict situations many, many times in the past.
Why this petition and how do we kill the enmity???
Today, every nation is vulnerable. Even the mightiest nations are held hostage by small terrorist groups (11th of september 2001). Conventional military approaches are increasingly powerless to protect a nation against terrorist attack, against new destructive technologies, or against missiles with pinpoint accuracy.
Diplomatic efforts might have effect for a period of time, but when tensions rise hostilities start again as we have seen in the Gaza strip, Lebanon, the Balkan and in Iraq. In a world divided by deep-seated hostilities and regional tensions, negotiated settlements and ceasefires have brought temporary relief, at best!! Paper treaties and negotiations among representatives of warring nations are too fragile a basis for lasting peace.
How, then, can we achieve lasting peace and protect the security, stability, and well-being of every nation? According to recent research, traditional approaches to defense have less effect if they do not address the underlying cause of violence and conflict: they do not relieve the acute political, ethnic, and religious tensions that fuel terrorism and conflict. During the last 25 years, a powerful, innovative approach to peace has been extensively field tested in the Middle East (Lebanon Israel), and throughout the world. A small number of people, compared to the society in which they operate, participated in a collective practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programmes. These groups of several hundred to several thousand trained experts appeared to quickly neutralize acute societal stress in a society of a few millions to several 100s of millions of people.
The result has been dramatic reductions in terrorism, war and other social violence. One example: (see graphic line picture on the left), Lebanon 1983. A war was going on between the Hezbollah and Israel. The graphic line shows that the quality of life in both countries ie. peace negotiations, decrease of victims and of war-activities go up and down with the group size of the TMSidhi practitioners. These findings have been replicated, published in leading academic journals, and endorsed by hundreds of independent scientists and scholars. The efficacy of this approach has now grown beyond question. But because it isn t a sexy approach to "close your eyes to reduce a conflict" politicians and even leaders of nations still like to rely on smart negotiations and the use of high technology weapons to try to establish a democracy. They hold it for the only possible way to establish and maintain peace. This is where you and I may book tangible results in promoting these peace-creating groups!
This group practice of the TM- and TM-Sidhi programmes is a practical approach to world peace, an approach validated by more than 50 replications and 23 studies published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. The most advanced discoveries in the fields of quantum mechanics, neuroscience, and human consciousness support this approach of using the human consiousness to eliminate stress in the collective consciousness.
- Creation of a fertile environment in which diplomatic and other conventional approaches will carry lasting results
- Creation of a coherent and harmonious national consciousness, strengthening the nation against any potentially disruptive influences from outside or from within
- Creation of a peaceful and cooperative global environment, conducive to the formation of stable governments and the cessation of hostilities in regional hot spots
- The elimination of enmity in a potential adversary, thus preventing the birth of an enemy and the onset of war
- Establishment of lasting peace, security, and economic stability at home, relieving tremendous pressure on governmental departments and institutions charged with public safety and homeland security
H.J. Brik, Holland (email: hein2701(at)hotmail.com)
PS. please don't see my plea as using you as a means to promote a campaign for a "TM-movement" or a "Maharishi Movement". I was a health practitioner with a health spa for a long time and since two years I am a school director. I absolutely don't do this for the money or the honour or whatever. I won't gain a penny out of it and if you won't promote these ideas, it is all right with me, I will remain as happy as I was. I only satisfied my conscience in passing through these ideas to you for I am deeply convinced that they will work. I myself participated in some of these groups and noticed the results.
We the undersigned ask the governments of Israel and Palestine to apply
the method of installing a TMSidhi-peace group to guarantee a lasting peace without weapons.
This method is investgated in 30 experiments worldwide since 1976 and researched in more than 50 scientific reports including peer reviews and articles in science magazins.
With this means in hand we are not allowed to wait. Each human life sacrificed in armed conflict causes distress, hatred and grief which will be carried along many years from now. Peace built by weapons, by negotiations, by concessions, even by treaties always has its negative side-effects. Peace built by people from within (like our TMSidhi group) only has positive effects because it not only enhances the nation but also the individual. If we are able to prevent war deaths (and we are!!!) we should start today.
ALL other efforts made by you, being the government, will succeed more readily and will have more effect when it is backed by a TMSidhi-peace group.