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Appeal to Terrorist


A Spiritual Response To Terrorist Attacks

– Thich Nhat Hanh

What would you say to a terrorist?
First, i would listen. Why had he acted in that cruel way? I would try to understand all of the suffering that had led him to violence. It might not be easy to listen in that way, so i would have to remain calm and lucid. I would need several friends with me, who are strong in the practice of deep listening, listening without reacting, without judging and blaming. In this way, an atmosphere of support would be created for this person and those connected so that they could share
completely, trust that they are really being heard.
After listening for some time, we might need to take a break to allow what has been said to enter into our consciousness. Only when we felt calm and lucid would we respond in such a way to help them discover their
own misunderstandings so that they will stop violent acts of their own will…
When we react out of fear and hatred, we do not yet have a deep understanding of the situation. Our action will only be a very quick and superficial way of responding to the situation and not much true benefit and healing will occur. Yet if we wait and follow the process of calming our anger, looking deeply into the situation, and listening with great will to understand the roots of suffering that are the cause of the violent actions, only then will we have sufficient insight to respond in such a way that healing and reconciliation can be realised for everyone involved.
In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made attempts to realise this. All the parties involved in violence and injustice agreed to listen to each other in a calm and supportive environment, to look together deeply at the roots of violent acts and to find agreeable arrangements to respond to the situations. The presence of strong spiritual
leaders is very helpful to support and maintain such an environment.
What is the “right action” to take with regard to responding to terrorist attacks?
All violence is injustice. The fire of hatred and violence cannot be extinguished by adding more hatred and violence to the fire. The only antidote to violence is compassion. Compassion is made of understanding. To understand, we must find paths of communication so that we can listen to those who desperately are calling out for our understanding.
There are people who want one thing only: revenge. The Buddha
said that by using hatred to answer hatred, there will only be an escalation of hatred. But if we use compassion to embrace those who have harmed us, it will greatly diffuse the bomb in our hearts and in theirs…
We have to find a way to stop violence, of
course. If need be, we have to put the men responsible in prison. But the important thing is to look deeply and ask, “Why did that happen? What responsibility do we have in that happening? “Maybe they misunderstood us. But what has made them misunderstand us so much to make them hate so much?
The method of the Buddha is to look deeply to see the source of suffering; the source of violence. If we have violence within ourselves, any action can make that violence explode. This energy of hatred and violence can be very great and when we see that in the other person then we feel sorry for them. When we feel sorry for them, the drop of compassion is born in our hearts and we feel so much happier and so much more at peace within ourselves. That (empathy) produces the nectar of compassion within ourselves…
Extract from a conversation with Beliefnet post-9/11 titled ‘What would I say to Osama bin Laden’. Contact: ahimsa.trust@gmail.com or visit www.ahimsatrust.org

Atheist’s prayer
JUG SURAIYA
For those two terrible days, the phrase most often used was Thank God. It was a fervent invocation, used over and over as people all over the country, and the world, frantically sought news of their loved ones, their families, friends, colleagues, who lived in or were visiting Mumbai. Telephone lines, particularly mobile connections were clogged or dysfunctional. Information, no matter how scant, became as precious as water to someone dying of thirst. And when there was news, finally, that someone, a parent, or a spouse, or a child, was safe, the same inevitable litany was used: Thank God.
The gratitude was larger than God’s mercy. For all too often, tragically often, the giving of thanks turned into a cry of denial, a heartbreaking plea for the refutation of an irreversible fact which would change, absolutely and forever, the lives of those who were the recipients of the information: God, no, dear God, let it not be. But it was. Why had God turned His back on one prayer to answer another? Was it blind chance? Destiny? The pre-ordained inescapability of an appointment in Samara? What words, what thoughts, what consolations could help us to explain, to ourselves and, more importantly, to those who had suffered agonising loss, the appalling selectiveness of God’s mercy?
It is a question which will haunt many, in the privacy of conscience if not in the outcry of public debate, long after explanations of a more practical and downto-earth value have been demanded and been given, or having been evaded, are relentlessly and rightly pursued: Why do we remain so defenceless against these repeated outrages? Who is responsible for them and who is responsible for stopping them, and significantly failing in their duty to do so? The intelligence agencies? The security and law enforcement authorities? The political leadership — or lack of it — that we suffer under? Time should, or ought to, answer or at least partly answer many if not most of these literally life-and-death questions. But time will not answer the question of prayer, and how it relates to the lottery of death. Does prayer operate the way roulette or other games of chance do: that the odds in favour of your winning, of your boon being granted, are in inverse proportion to those who lose, who have to lose in order that you win? An actuary would explain it in terms of statistics: if records show that x number of people will die of cancer, or cardiac failure, or plane crashes in a given span of time, which being over and you having been spared, there are y chances that someone has died so that you may live, someone has succumbed so that you could survive.
We are told that there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Are there, equally, lies, damned lies and prayers? All i know is that, as an avowed atheist, i prayed along with the best of believers. Thank God, you’re safe. And my prayers were answered. Except in one grievous case, that of my colleague and close friend, Sabina Sehgal Saikia, who was a guest at the Taj hotel on that fateful day. I prayed for a miracle that did not happen. But i shall continue to pray my atheist’s prayer for her, and for the anguished family she leaves behind. Prayer is often seen as a form of theft, a guilty misappropriation of another’s hope. But far from being an act of stealing, a zero sum game in which one must lose for another to gain, prayer, true prayer, binds us together in our common mortality. It acknowledges that, whatever religion we believe or disbelieve in, whatever politics we subscribe to or shun, we are all equal stakeholders in hazard. If prayer, my prayer, is at all a theft, it is an embezzlement from God of our human responsibility for each other, a solidarity unmediated by any power, higher or lower, earthly or heavenly. And today perhaps nowhere is that prayer better summed up than in the lines: Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
And for me.

regnga

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Hello My Dear Terrorist by – Renganathan

Hello my dear terrorist,

You are also born like us. You are also going to live in this world to a maximum of 80 or 90 years. Many things may happen in this world against your wishes .Can you think that you can change everything by violence? In the beginning of the mankind, there was no religion, language or any thing else. They lived only as animals. Only in the process of evolution, their brain developed and they created everything. Customs and habits developed according to their surroundings.

So as the languages, religions , countries and every thing. Due to this what you think right , may be wrong to others. You can not assume that you are the only person who is following correct steps and others to follow you. Think a moment. Do you agree with your leaders all the time? No definitely not. Do you think that the bombs you plant will kill only the persons who are against your ideology? What are you going to achieve by killing people? Are you going to rule a world without any human being? Imagine this. You have achieved your goal and the entire world is under you. Do you think that all the people will cooperate with you for ever? What you will do some of your citizens become terrorists like you and do what you do earlier? Human life is precious. We all came here only to live .No body has any right to kill anybody for any reason. Murdering people and demolishing buildings may give you some sadistic pleasure. But all these can not stop the movement of the earth. The world will become normal after the memory of the disaster lapses. But you can not sleep after that.

If you think a moment the scenes of disaster caused by you, you can not sleep. You can not come out from the dark after that. Your family will also suffer very much due to your activities. By violence you can achieve nothing. Don’t be an instrument to anybody’s hand to kill and destroy the humanity.

There may be hundreds of religions ,languages, creeds etc. But we are all human beings. We are brothers and sisters. We should live in the world without hurting others. Please think about your deeds in the past and repent. You can spend the remaining of your life in helping the poor and the downtrodden. Don’t be a terrorist anymore.

Yours affectionately,

A well wisher of the world.

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3 Responses to “Appeal to Terrorist”

  1. diyva said

    As Indian security forces waged a 59-hour battle against the terrorists who had attacked 10 prominent places in Mumbai, internet blogs united horrified people across India. While some used them to give vent to their anguish and pray for the victims, others provided minute-by-minute updates of the tragedy.

    “An eerie feeling when you wake up in the morning and hear such words from a three-year-old – ‘Bua (Aunt) no office today. Taj Mahal (hotel) is burning. I saw it’. Strange, looking at her innocent face I realised I didn’t matter to myself. It’s our kids we fear for. Guess the time has come to talk them through the word terrorist.”

    The entry was made by Saakshi O. Juneja in her blog post “Mumbai – Shaken and Stirred” Thursday. The previous night, armed young men had unleashed a reign of terror in India’s financial capital. At least 152 people were killed and 327 injured in the attacks – the most audacious the country has ever seen.

    Bloggers Vinu and Arun Shanbhag frantically uploaded photographs of the three spots where the terrorists were holed up, taking many foreigners hostages, and of the security operations on their blogs and , respectively.

  2. aditya rana said

    pls daya karo haramjado

  3. aditya rana said

    are mere dosto tumhe ye sab karke kya milta hai .jara apne maa baap ke bare me socho.vo kya sochte honge ki hamne isi cin ke liye tumhe pal pos kar bada kiya hai.or jara daro us khuda se jisne ye jahan banaya.or tumhe is jameen pe utara.kya tumhe bhagwan ne ye sab karne ke bheja hai.daro bhai daro.or kasam kha ke kaho ki dubara aisa nai karoge.jai bharat mata ki.vande ma tarm jai hind jai ho…………..the great rajput .from haryana…..

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