Author: V BaluForeword/Introduction: C. SubramaniamPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 1999Language: EnglishPages: 79ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172761449
Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti! - it is with these words all the Vedic Prayers end. Shanti is a more comprehensive word than the English word Peace. Shanti has a spiritual content. It expresses the state of an ideal mind, not just happiness but more than that, a state of Bliss.Where do you seek this bliss - it is not something you obtain through material benefits. It is within you. It is natural for the musk deer to emit the sweet smell but the deer goes about wandering to find the source of the smell.The book is a culmination of V Balu’s work as a global peace activist and lays emphasis on inner peace and the role of individuals in global peace, the need of the day. The book begins with a peace prayer and then talks of faith, renunciation, inner peace, mental and global peace and global peace through art. Don’t worry, be happy is one of the chapters in this book where he has reminded the readers that worry never solves any problem. Worry is a self created mental condition and is the result of factors like lack of contentment; he says and has given various examples to substantiate his words.
ContentsForewordPeace PrayerIntroductionWhy this Peacelessness?Wars and ViolenceWhat is Peace?What is inner Peace?Deep yearning for PeaceFaith in PeaceDon’t worry! Be Happy!There’s Peace in RenunciationBuilding a Temper of PeaceEnjoy the Joy of the MomentSilence and Peace The Search for inner PeaceSeeds and Fruits of PeaceMinding the mind for PeaceMastery of the Mind the Gita WayTwo ways of Mind Control for PeaceOn the Merits of the Peace WithinRole of Individuals in Global PeacePeace and ChildrenNo God… No Peace!Epilogue: Some Steps to PeaceAppendix: Global Peace through art A Peace Confession