The Peacemakers (Radio program)

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by Auroville Choir, 2016 (48:55)

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Last night at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas, the Auroville Choir and the Youth Choir accompanied by the various talented professional musicians of the Instrumental Ensemble, presented selections of song extolling peace, by Karl Jenkins.


(2:23) Blessed are the peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the children of God.
The Bible, Matthew 5:9
Shalom. Shanti. Salam.
"Peace" in Hebrew, Hindi and Arabic

(6:08) I offer you peace

I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love...
an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Words attributed to Mahatma Gandhi

(9:17) Inner peace

We can never have peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves.
World peace must develop out of inner peace.
Peace starts with each one of us. When we have inner peace we can be at peace with those around us.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1989 for his efforts for a peaceful resolution in the struggle for Tibetan independence.

(15:23) Healing Light: A Celtic prayer

Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the shining stars to you,
Deep peace of the gentle night to you,
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you,
Deep peace of Christ, the light of the world, to you,
Deep peace of Christ to you. Amen.

(20:42) Meditation: Peace is...

Peace is the fragile meeting of two souls in harmony.
Peace is an embrace that protects and heals.
Peace is a reconciling of opposites.
Peace is rooted in love, it lies in the heart
Waiting to be nourished, blossom and flourish until it embraces the world.
May we know the harmony of peace.
May we sing the harmony of peace.
Until in the last of days we rest in peace.
Terry Waite CBE (b 1939) was a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury when he was captured and held captive for nearly 5 years by terrorists in Beirut while attempting to secure the release of hostages.

(24:15) Intermezzo

by Matthew Littlewood

(26:17) The Dove

Dove of peace fly here to find us,
Feathers softly stroking the earth.
Dove of peace so soft, so silent,
Please protect each innocent birth.
Dove of peace we reach to touch you,
Pure and white, please comfort our fears.
Spread contentment gently near us,
Spread your wings and dry all our tears.
Dove of peace fly here to find us,
Feathers caught in circles of light.
Dove of peace so soft, so silent,
Turn each day to sweet sleep each night.
Carol Barratt

(29:41) One Song

No more war...
...better is peace than always war, better is peace than ever more war.
Sir Thomas Malory (1405-71), English writer and poet
All religions.
All this singing.
One song.
Peace be with you.
Rumi (1207-73), Persian Muslim cleric and mystic poet
Blessed peace, blessed peace, take away torment and be at peace.
Please make our future a world without war.
Give us a future that we can call our own.
Grant us a life where love and peace surround us.
Bended knees, folded hands, listen to prayers from many lands.
Crying for mercy and pleading for peace. Shalom.
Sing one song, sing peace be with you.
Give us a future free from dark despair.
Pilgrims who take the light of the world to share.
No more war, no more war.
Carol Barratt / Karl Jenkins

(33:41) Let there be justice for all

After climbing a great hill one finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds us, to look back at the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended. Let there be justice for all. Let there be peace for all. Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. Let each know that for each the body, the mind and the soul have been freed to fulfill themselves.
Nelson Mandela (1919-2013), from “The Long Walk to Freedom” (1995). He organized protest against South Africa's apartheid regime and was jailed for 27 years. Freed in February 1990, he won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993 and was appointed South Africa's first black president in 1994.

(38:11) Anthem: Peace, triumphant peace

Peace, triumphant peace shall reign on Earth some day.
Pray for peace and make your words echo round the world for peace one day, on Earth one day, that wondrous day when the world has peace, glorious peace, such peace.
Carol Barratt
How wonderful it is that no-one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank (1929-1945), born in Frankfurt, was a Jewish victim of Nazi persecution and died in a concentration camp. She kept a diary which has been translated into more than 55 languages.
Embrace the spirit of peace and thousands of souls around you will be saved.
St. Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1833) was a monk of the Russian Orthodox Church, lived as a hermit and received thousands of pilgrims. He was renowned for his ascetic life, his wisdom, gifts of healing and powers of prophecy.