Philosophy on Peace

Edited by Peter Y. Chou

King Wên (1100 BC-1050 BC),
"Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE"
Richard Wilhelm & Cary F. Baynes (translators)

Prophet Isaiah (circa 760 BC-698 BC),
"they shall beat their swords into plowshares"

Lao Tzu (604 BC-517 BC),
"the whole world will be at peace"

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC),
"no happiness like peace"

Buddha (563 BC-483 BC),
"Four Harmonious Brothers"

Confucius (551 BC-479 BC),
"peaceful rest is the great root"

Chuang Tzu (369 BC-286 BC),
"although silent, he can instill peace"

Jesus Christ (4 BC-33 AD)
"the peace that passeth all understanding"

Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)
"Peace is the absence of disturbance"

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
"Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most
difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war."

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
"Peace is a state of being
in which all conflicts and all problems have ceased"

Paul Brunton (1898-1981)
"The peaceful state must not only be attained
during meditation, but also sustained during action."

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