Saturday, November 6, 2010

Making peace can be easier than making love


The organizers of the World Peace Festival have bestowed much honor upon me.  They invited me to become a Founding Patron and named me a World Peace Ambassador.

A few months ago, they further honored me by inviting me to write the introduction for their booklet, Tools for Peace, alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  I started the first draft of my introduction with:
Sometimes, making peace can be easier than making love.  You can make peace in a house of worship, you can do it with many people at once, and you can tell your wild peace-making adventures to the Dalai Lama without feeling too awkward.
In the final copy, they wisely decided to edit that out.  Lucky for you.

Anyway, the booklet is available to you for free.  Get it at: 
http://www.chademeng.com/Articles/tools_for_peace_booklet.pdf

3 comments:

  1. Meng, I like your wise madness! It is incredible. Thanks for sharing the booklet, it is indeed very beautiful and handy for those look forward changing within and without for a better world.

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  2. We (Mark and Cecil) were recently reading an interesting book when we stumbled upon a quote perceived to be true (or at least meaningful and relevant enough to be placed in the book) by the author.

    The quote is as follows: "Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption and he passeth from the stink of the didie to the stench of the shroud. There is always something" -Willie Stark, All The King's Men

    We view this concept as a valuable anachronism that has already served its constructive role in the evolution of human thought. That said your feedback and perspective (agreeable or challenging) is of interest for our readers and us. See our advanced-thought café –a communication forum for industry leaders… http://www.ceceandmark.com/blog.html

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  3. Other than a Kindle version, is there also a physical version of the booklet I could acquire? My group at work would like to study it. Thanks Meng!

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