Yesterday’s entry about the peace garden was focussed on the garden. Today’s focus is on the backdrop. From the angle of this photo, you see both the pillar leading to the Peace Garden and the giant guns at the front of the Imperial War Museum. It highlights some of the tensions in our world.
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The pillar contains a message from the Dalai Lama, which includes these words:
“We human beings are passing through a crucial period in our development.
Conflicts and mistrust have plagued the past century, which has brought immeasurable human suffering and environmental destruction. It is in the interests of all of us on this planet that we make a joint effort to turn the next century into an era of peace and harmony.
May this peace garden become a monument to the courage of the Tibetan people and their commitment to peace.
May it remain as a symbol to remind us that human survival depends on living in harmony and always choosing the path of non-violence in resolving our differences.”
(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)