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19-09-2006, 06:49 AM
Message from Swami Beyondananda

By Swami Beyondananda

"Where Swami answers your questions, and you will question his answers."

Dear Swami:

How do we shift our world from war to peace?

Aretha Flowers, Covington, Kentucky

Dear Aretha:

I have been asked many, many times if there will there ever be peace
on earth, and I have great news. There will indeed be peace on earth.
Now the trick is making sure we humans are around to enjoy it. Will we
achieve critical mass before we reach critical massacre? That is the
critical question.

The first step is owning our own part, which I call the peace-meal
approach to peace. Each of us is responsible for a small piece of the
peace and we build peace, peace by peace, through our own choices. You
are probably familiar with the story of the Native American
grandfather who tells his grandson that there are two wolves fighting
inside all of us: the wolf of fear and anger, and the wolf of love and
peace. "Which one will win?" asks the young boy. "Whichever one we
feed," replies the grandfather.

And it's hard to feed the wolf of peace when you have "one nation,
under guard."

Secondly, we must enroll all of the world's religious and spiritual
leaders who see that indeed we are all in this together to stand
together as a force for peace and sanity. Call me a hopeless
optimystic, but I believe you CAN teach an old dogma new tricks. As a
matter of fact, I recently received a transmission from the ascended
guru of rock n' roll, Baba Oom Mow Mow, whose mission is help the
world change its tune by rewriting the oldies. I present his latest
offering, to the tune of "Abraham, Martin and John:"

Anybody here seen my old friend Moses Can you tell me where he's gone
They're breaking his tablets Forgettin' we're all one He's needed in
old Lebanon

Anybody here seen my old friend Jesus Can you tell me where he's gone
Saved lots of people But the savin' ain't quite done It's needed in
old Lebanon

Didn't you love the things that they stood for? Why do we stand for
less from you and me? We hold the key To someday soon, well now is
that one day

Anybody here seen my old friend Muhammad? Can you tell me where he's
gone He's saying "peace to all people" Alaikam salaam It's needed in
old Lebanon

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Dear Swami:

I was one of many who was shocked to wake up one morning and find that
Pluto is no longer a planet. What is your take on this, and what are
the likely repercussions?

Ben Tehellenback, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dear Ben:

Well, I was initially very hopeful that with this declaration all of
the plutocrats would disappear. Alas, that didn't happen. And since
Pluto has long been considered the planet of transformation, perhaps
Pluto's demotion was orchestrated by the forces of "trance formation"
who want to divert attention from the work they're doing to demote our
own planet to a pile of space rubble. Perhaps the editorial in the
Pluto Post said it best: "Mind Your Own Planet!" And I have to agree.
Before we go making other planets not planets we should watch
ourselves that we don't make our own planet not a planet.