Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
When we are able to look beyond the pain and grief of the tragedy at Utoya, to take a transcendental spiritual view, we see that all those at the island had some common motivation and inspiration.
They were there, in their compassionate lovingness, because they had the desire to improve Norway, improve the world. To use part or all of their life to make it a better place, create a greater sense of brotherhood and sisterhood, and felt that politics was a pathway to achieve this desire. They wanted to show us the value of every human being for that is what a desire to make the world better means.
When we look at the reactions in Norway and the world in these last 6 days, who amongst us is not left with the deep sense that they have changed Norway and the world?
As Ghandi, Mandella and many more have done with their lives.
As Islam Kardekov did in Beslan.
As Christ did.As the Buddha did. As Mohammed did.
"You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?" Kahlil Gibran
We do not know their soul's agenda. But we can know something of their lovingness that caused them to be in that place at that time.