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[GMW #2098] Global Forgiveness

[GMW #2098] Global Forgiveness
Thursday 2 December 2010, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1 to 500
~ Idea 1299 ~    30 January 1998

On this anniversary day of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, a Season of Non-violence in the World was opened until 4 April 1998, anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King.  We held memorial services at the Monument of Peace and at the Gandhi monument of the UN University for Peace, during which I gave my views on how to achieve in the next century a civilization of non-violence.  I also distributed the following text:

University for Peace
30 January 1998
30 January to 4 April 1998
in memory of
Mahatma Gandhi
Martin Luther King
Create Global Awareness of the
Need to Forgive

Jesus on the cross asked the Father in heaven to forgive those who crucified him.

Mahatma (the Great Soul) Gandhi, as he was shot in his garden, on the way to prayer, exclaimed: "O God, forgive him."

Pope John Paul II went to the prison cell to pray with his intended assassin.

Nelson Mandela, when he was inaugurated president of South Africa, had his jailer at his side on the platform during the ceremony.

Martin Luther King said: "Do to us what you will, and we shall continue to love you."

Permit me to give you my exhortation "Decide to Forgive" and to tell you two anecdotes related to it.
Decide to Forgive
For resentment is negative
Resentment is poisonous
Resentment diminishes
and devours the self.

Be the first to forgive,
to smile and to take
the first step,
And you will see happiness bloom
On the face of your human brother
or sister,

Be always the first
Do not wait for others
to forgive

For by forgiving
You become the master of fate
The fashioner of life
The doer of miracles.

To forgive is the highest,
most beautiful form
of love.
In return you will receive
untold peace
and happiness.

- Robert Muller

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume II Chapter 4 - Of Positive Living
The Wizard of Oz to the Tin-man:
Believe in yourself,
right from the start,
And you will have brains,
you'll have a heart,
You'll have courage to last
your whole life through.

UN News Sources - UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service , UN Wire News Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rights of: Children, Women, Indigenous People
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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