We are warriors—our war is for peace. We want to break all the barriers, all the fears and we want to break all this bigness and smallness. I remember the word of Nanak, "The higher you are, the more humble you should be, otherwise you have not found the truth," So I welcome you from my heart, and I honestly believe that you will work together and make this world a better place for humanity.
Live well in your inner peace, in your inner strength. And when you feel weak, call on your soul, your friend. To start, sit down, and breathe one breath per minute. In exactly thirty seconds your soul will start communicating with you.
Mankind is still seeking to find the peace within so it can have peace without. There shall not be peace in the world if there is no peace in the heart of the man. There is not going to be peace in your heart if you do not understand and experience your very relationship with your soul.
Without peace, there is no life. We need peace of mind, we need peace at home, peace of the country, and peace in the whole world.
If there will be no respect for the woman, there shall be no peace on this Earth.
Mankind has to drop the war tendencies and come to realize that peace is the only way. We have to give peace a chance and that's all for us.
This is the only thought: peace; the only choice: peace; the only happening: peace, which can save us all.
In your day, give one minute to peace. Sit down and just relax, feel peaceful inside and give a prayer to honor those who work for peace and for the tranquility of all mankind. Let us honor ourselves. Let us recognize our inner peace. Pray deeply for your inner peace and for the entire mankind.
I have nothing else to say except happiness is a birthright and tranquility, peace, and grace are the environments of it. It comes when your soul is your beloved and your mind is your servant.
The Age of Aquarius will be the Age of humans and peace, love, and service. We shall all live as one family and wars will cease. Humans and humanity will prevail again. As the Berlin Wall fell, other walls will fall. We will all be united under one God, one spirit, one self.
We call Christ the Prince of Peace; we call Buddha the Sattvai Buddha of peace; we call Guru Nanak the giver of peace; we call Mohammed the messenger of peace. We have every name for every religion and the basic part of everything is peace. So why not piece together one word: peace?
We need the deepest prayer, concentration and strength of the inner mind for universal peace so that mankind can live.
I ask every man who would seek peace to realize that peace doesn't come by protests and rallies. Peace comes by peaceful actions, and so long as those born of the mother will not learn to respect the woman, there shall not be any peace on this planet. The day the woman will not be exploited on this planet, there shall be peace on this Earth.
We are gifted with this human life on this Earth for a purpose: to enhance peace within ourselves, around ourselves, and forever.
We talk about peace, tranquility, and good luck. But so long as those born of woman do not respect woman, there cannot be peace of mind, national peace, or peace in the Universe. So long as man does not have reverence for the primal force, his mental attribute will still want to exploit woman, reduce her, abuse her, and be angry with her. Every male achievement will be empty.
Most beloved of God are those who are peace, at peace, share peace and bring peace to all.
The opposite of war is human longing, human love for peace. People do not understand what peace is. You cannot even think or talk about peace if you do not have your own peace of mind.
Write a letter and stamp it with a rubber stamp: 'Do something for peace,' Write a letter to a friend and write one line, 'Let the world have peace.' Ordinary things you do—when you speak on a telephone, say, 'Sat Nam' or good morning, or whatever your faith is, and Instead of saying just, 'Have a good day'—add one thing, "Have a good day and think about world peace.'
If I am at peace, then I'll reflect that and people will pick it up. Otherwise, in our world the clouds of war are on us and you have to learn that nothing is safe, no border is safe, no nation is safe, no person is safe—safety in the sense of life in which you can feel secure and which gives you the power to progress and expand and be happy—safety with the understanding of yourself and all human beings can enjoy all the amenities as given gifts of God on this Earth.
A very courageous man, a very strong man, a very real man can talk about peace. Peace doesn’t mean to just talk about peace, peace means we have to put all the pieces together and get to one picture. It’s a song of victory, it’s a song of God, it’s a song of reality. And as I have said, until this Earth stops revolving, if those born of a woman don’t know how to respect woman, there shall be no peace. Just imagine that Mother Earth is a woman. What have we done to it? We ourselves do not know.
In certain countries peace is a political thing. You belong to the left wing—you call for peace; you belong to the right wing—you look down at it. Now the question for every intelligent human being under this sun on the Earth is that if we want to survive, we have to learn to love peace. The tragedy is we have not yet learned to love each other. It's very difficult. We are afraid of each other.
There is no reaching of the God, God is within us. We are born as spiritual beings, to learn to be human, not vice versa. The only way you can reach God is when you are at peace.
Prayer is the power. Even God, Goddesses, God’s incarnations, and multitudes of humans have done prayer and meditation on the One Almighty God, leaving a legacy of prayer for mankind to follow. Now, when war is an impossible solution to conflict, let us work for peace and start by praying for peace of mind. Peace to you, to your family, to your environment, and may peace bring you prosperity.
Mother Earth is crying in vain. Almighty God, who out of His many bountiful blessings, gave us the planet Earth which we have raped, abused, misused—and we are not stopping. We are not at peace with Mother Earth, we are not at peace with environments, we are not at peace with ourselves, we are not at peace within ourselves. The time has come when we must all wake up to a simple reality: without peace what else are we?
Inhale deeply with reverence, love, compassion, and kindness. Communicate with your breath that it must give you peace of mind, peace on the mother planet Earth, peace and oneness with God and His creation.
What is the best way you can win the world? Have you seen those books—“Act like this and win friends”? What is that one principle that allows you to win the Universe, the Creator, the creation, the contact, the consent, and everything? What is that practice? Stand before a mirror and smile. Keep on smiling. Even if you want to be dead, even if somebody is mad at you, just keep on smiling. See how fast he attacks you. You think a smile is not a power? It's the most powerful tool a human has.
Success and the Spirit, p. 48
When you start being one with everybody, actually you are with God. Because if you cannot see God in all, you cannot see God at all.
My request to you is, do not let your calmness go. Do not let your peace of mind go. Be with the Guru through this time. Your spirit shall be content. The majority of the world is living in a terrible fear. Nobody knows what is happening. There's too much information available to process. Just feel, within yourself, content and satisfied, peaceful and unique.
Peace Prayer Day is one day we want to do the prayer to Almighty God opposite to Los Alamos where we made the first destructive bomb, the atom bomb. Opposite to that is a land which is called Guru Ram Das Puri. We celebrate Peace Prayer Day every year. So if you come and join us on Peace Prayer Day, that's all we need at this time for the planet Earth. Mother Earth is pretty sick because she has given birth to five billion neurotic children. So prayer is the power. Let us join in that prayer and celebrate our future.
Whenever a person is very aggressive, or coming very aggressively toward you, make this gesture: active Gyan Mudra [index fingers bent under thumbs so the fingernail presses against the back of the thumb]with the palm outward, facing the person, with the three fingers up. It doesn’t matter how aggressive a person is, he will stand still for four minutes. It is normally called Gyan Mudra, but when it is like this, with the fingers up, it becomes Shakti Mudra. Whenever a person is aggressively advancing toward you, make this posture and look straight. There shall not be energy in another person to act upon you, not at all. It is an Oriental gesture of challenge.
The power of prayer can bring peace to the Earth and peace to the heart.
Peace cannot be acquired or achieved with war. War cannot be stopped with another war. Peace can be achieved only by bringing peace within yourself, within your personality. One individual grows, ten grow, hundred, thousand, million, ten million, billion, ten billion—the whole world will come under peace. And the world has to live under peace. People will live under peace. There will be no place for war. And those who seek war will get tired of it.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan