The texts and images are
designed
to create an atmosphere which
encourages the development
of empathy and understanding –
...
Texts and images have been chosen from many
different cultures and religions but the aim is
to express ideas in a way that...
…Aum ~
Shanti ~
Peace ~
Shanti ~
Aum…
The structure of an atom
A diagram of the Solar System
All truth is eternal.
Truth is nobody’s property;
no race,
no individual
can lay any
exclusive
claim to it.
Truth is the n...
And the earth was without form, and
void; and darkness was upon the face
of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the...
And God said,
Let there be light:

and there was light.
Genesis 1 verse 3
And God saw the light,
And He saw
that it was good:

Genesis 1 verse 4
And God
said, Let the
waters under
the heaven be
gathered
together unto
one place,
and
let the dry
land appear:
and it was...
and God saw that it was good
Come out into the universe of Light.
Everything in the universe
is yours.
Stretch out your arms
and embrace it
with love.
...
“Music gives soul to the universe
wings to the mind
flight to the imagination
and life to everything"
Plato
… all problems of existence
are essentially problems of
harmony.
Medicine to produce health
must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony
must investigate discord.

Plutarch
Better than
a thousand hollow words
is one word that brings peace.

The Buddha (560-483 B.C.E.)
If you want to make peace with your
enemy, you have to work
with your enemy.
Then he becomes
your partner.

Nelson Mandela
If we are peaceful, if we are happy,
we can smile and blossom like a flower,
and everyone in our family, our entire
societ...
Climb the mountains
and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as
sunshine flows into trees.
The winds ...
Peace
Is in self-conquest.
self-conquest
To study the Way
is to study the self.
To study the self
is to forget the self.
To forget the self
is to be enlightened by...
Love came and
emptied me of self,
every vein and
every pore,
made into
a container
to be filled by
the Beloved….
…. Of me,
only a
name
is left,
the rest
is You
my Friend,
my
Beloved.
Abu-Said Abil-Kheir
Faith is taking
the first step even
when you don't
see the whole
staircase.

- Martin Luther King Jr.
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of Existen...
….For Yesterday is already a Dream,
And Tomorrow is only a Vision;
But Today well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of H...
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There mu...
…..If there is to be peace
between neighbours,
There must be peace
in the home.
If there is to be
peace in the home,
There...
Just as treasures are
uncovered
from the earth, so virtue
appears from good deeds,
and wisdom appears
from a pure and peac...
However many
holy words
you read,
however many
you speak,
what good
will they
do you

if you
do not
act
upon them?
The Bud...
"He
who offers to me
with devotion
only a leaf,
or a flower,
or a fruit,
or even
a little water,
this I accept
from that
y...
"In any way that men love me
in that same way they find my love:
for many are the paths of men,
but they all in the end
co...
Once Mohammed(peace and blessings upon him)
was travelling with some friends. They
were just starting to make a cooking fi...
…. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down
the dulcimer.

Let the beauty
we love
be what we do.
Ther...
My Supreme,
my Supreme,
my Supreme!
My true
spirituality
Is the love
of Your Breath
In every heart.
My Supreme,
my Supreme...
Blessed are the peacemakers for they
shall be called
the children of God.

Jesus – from the
Gospel of St. Matthew
"You are that which you intend to hit,
injure, insult, torment, persecute,
torture, enslave
or kill“

Mahavira
Find the One everywhere
and in everything
and there will be an end
to pain and suffering.

Sri Anandaymoy Ma
Walk cheerfully
over the earth
answering
that of God
in all.
George Fox
(Founder of the Quaker branch of Christianity)
Yes We Can.

Barak Obama
All works of love
are works of peace.

Mother Theresa
      “I tell you one thing – if you want
peace of mind, do not find fault with
others.
Rather learn to see your own fault...
Do not try to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed.
Changed
forever.
Sri Chinm...
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth
befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life.
He ...
…you are bound to gain
mastery if you are
true to faith.
Qur’an - Sura 3 ;139
Life is God’s Blessing to His Creation
Life is Will… The descending cry
of Concern and Compassion

The Ascending cry
of lo...
"Ye are all leaves of one tree
and the fruits of one branch.“
Bahá'u'lláh
"I find one vast garden
spread out all over the universe.
All plants, all human beings, all higher mind
bodies
are about i...
"Yesterday is gone.

Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin."

Mother Teresa
" May there only be peaceful
and

cheerful Earth Days to come
for our
beautiful Spaceship Earth as
it
continues to spin an...
Infinity is this
Infinity is that.
When infinity
from infinity
Is taken away
Infinity remains…
The Upanishads
…And He saw that it was Good…

Genesis ch 1
…Aum ~
Shanti ~
Peace ~
Shanti ~
Aum…
We thank you for watching
‘Reflections on Life’
and invite you to spend a few
minutes making a note of your
responses – do...
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A reflective slide-show - the latest version of my Interfaith slide show - which combines images and texts to encourage understadning and appreciation of difference and harmony between peoples of all religions and cultures - a oneness world. This is a dream found at the heart of all the great world religions.

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  • I have music to go with this and will convert it to a video with the music included asap. However, with Interfaith Week approaching, I guess some teachers may like to use this in school sooner rather than later. Love and Peace to everyone.
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Reflections on life interfaith - nov 2013

  1. 1. The texts and images are designed to create an atmosphere which encourages the development of empathy and understanding – opening up the mind to new possibilities and expanding the heart-qualities
  2. 2. Texts and images have been chosen from many different cultures and religions but the aim is to express ideas in a way that flows smoothly rather than follow a particular formula. If your community is not represented directly – or given more or less ‘space’ than others, please try to feel a sense of oneness with them all. We hope you enjoy watching ‘ Reflections on Life’
  3. 3. …Aum ~ Shanti ~ Peace ~ Shanti ~ Aum…
  4. 4. The structure of an atom
  5. 5. A diagram of the Solar System
  6. 6. All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls. Swami Vivekananda
  7. 7. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1 verse 2
  8. 8. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1 verse 3
  9. 9. And God saw the light, And He saw that it was good: Genesis 1 verse 4
  10. 10. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. Genesis 1 verse 9 - 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:
  11. 11. and God saw that it was good
  12. 12. Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours. Stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God. Swami Vivekananda
  13. 13. “Music gives soul to the universe wings to the mind flight to the imagination and life to everything" Plato
  14. 14. … all problems of existence are essentially problems of harmony.
  15. 15. Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord. Plutarch
  16. 16. Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. The Buddha (560-483 B.C.E.)
  17. 17. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. Nelson Mandela
  18. 18. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. Thich Nhat Hanh
  19. 19. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir (1838-1914)
  20. 20. Peace Is in self-conquest. self-conquest
  21. 21. To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by all things is to remove the barriers between oneself and others. Dogen Zenji
  22. 22. Love came and emptied me of self, every vein and every pore, made into a container to be filled by the Beloved….
  23. 23. …. Of me, only a name is left, the rest is You my Friend, my Beloved. Abu-Said Abil-Kheir
  24. 24. Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr.
  25. 25. Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and Realities of Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendour of Beauty;…..
  26. 26. ….For Yesterday is already a Dream, And Tomorrow is only a Vision; But Today well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! KALIDASA translated from the Sanskrit
  27. 27. If there is to be peace in the world, There must be peace in the nations. If there is to be peace in the nations, There must be peace in the cities. If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbours...
  28. 28. …..If there is to be peace between neighbours, There must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, There must be peace in the heart. -- Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)
  29. 29. Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.  
  30. 30. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them? The Buddha
  31. 31. "He who offers to me with devotion only a leaf, or a flower, or a fruit, or even a little water, this I accept from that yearning soul, because with a pure heart it was offered with love." Sri Krishna (Gita 9.26)
  32. 32. "In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me." Sri Krishna (Geeta)
  33. 33. Once Mohammed(peace and blessings upon him) was travelling with some friends. They were just starting to make a cooking fire when Mohammed(pbuh) asked them to light it in another place as it was too close to an ants nest. His concern and compassion were for all Allah’s creatures, even the little ants.
  34. 34. …. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
  35. 35. My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme! My true spirituality Is the love of Your Breath In every heart. My Supreme, my Supreme, my Supreme! Sri Chinmoy
  36. 36. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Jesus – from the Gospel of St. Matthew
  37. 37. "You are that which you intend to hit, injure, insult, torment, persecute, torture, enslave or kill“ Mahavira
  38. 38. Find the One everywhere and in everything and there will be an end to pain and suffering. Sri Anandaymoy Ma
  39. 39. Walk cheerfully over the earth answering that of God in all. George Fox (Founder of the Quaker branch of Christianity)
  40. 40. Yes We Can. Barak Obama
  41. 41. All works of love are works of peace. Mother Theresa
  42. 42.       “I tell you one thing – if you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Learn to make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this whole world is your own.”
  43. 43. Do not try to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever. Sri Chinmoy
  44. 44. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Chief Seattle
  45. 45. …you are bound to gain mastery if you are true to faith. Qur’an - Sura 3 ;139
  46. 46. Life is God’s Blessing to His Creation Life is Will… The descending cry of Concern and Compassion The Ascending cry of love and helplessness. Life is man’s experience of wisdom and faith. Life is man’s conscious attempt to see God face to Face. from an essay on life by Sri Chinmoy
  47. 47. "Ye are all leaves of one tree and the fruits of one branch.“ Bahá'u'lláh
  48. 48. "I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe. All plants, all human beings, all higher mind bodies are about in this garden in various ways , each has his own uniqueness and beauty. Their presence and variety give me great delight. Every one of you adds with your special feature to the glory of the garden.“
  49. 49. "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." Mother Teresa
  50. 50. " May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo
  51. 51. Infinity is this Infinity is that. When infinity from infinity Is taken away Infinity remains… The Upanishads
  52. 52. …And He saw that it was Good… Genesis ch 1
  53. 53. …Aum ~ Shanti ~ Peace ~ Shanti ~ Aum…
  54. 54. We thank you for watching ‘Reflections on Life’ and invite you to spend a few minutes making a note of your responses – do send us your feedback.
  55. 55. www.bluelotus.co
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