There is truth in peace, but no peace in truth…
“I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness; I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquillity will return once more”- Anne Frank
With a constantly changing world, we are left to wonder that where is humanity heading. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Lucky Ali concert. The concert was amazing, but the initiative was more important. So he is promoting a company named “Tribe nation” which will drastically alter the lives of farmers.I could connect with his cause, but more than that what made a deep impact on my mind is this line “There is truth in peace, but no peace in truth”. It took me some time to wonder what he actually meant, because for me till now truth and peace were synonyms.
After two pegs of whiskey, when my neurons were processing data at a tremendous rate, it finally hit me. It finally became clear to me what Mr Lucky Ali truly meant.
Truth in peace: Utopia doesn’t exist but if it existed its foundations would be based on truth. Peace can only last when we all have accepted the truth and our minds are all in agreement with the truth. Have you seen a monk angry or showing emotions, a monk is always at peace because he has accepted the truth that there is a greater enlightenment than the materialistic pleasures of the world.A mind which knows and accepted the truth is at peace.
No peace in truth: truth is bitter.People don’t like to hear bitter things about themselves. We love to live in an imaginary world where we are free from any faults or fallacies. Truth hurts, but it needs to be said. The way human society has evolved people can no longer lead an honest life. Every joke we crack, everything we share, every word we utter is bound to offend someone. When we speak the truth people hate us. No matter how honest an opinion is, we misconstrue them and get offended. We fight over each other’s God and proclaim “our” religion to be the best.We seek solace in religion, which is not based on truth but a very much twisted and acceptable version of it. It’s hard to follow the path of truth, most of the time the path of truth will be a lonely travel.
“The truth may roar, but its roaring does not terrify the blameless. A guilty conscience needs neither a critic nor an accuser. Remember, the truth has no aiding crutches; once it is limping, its name is “a lie’.” ― Israelmore Ayivor What we all should aim for is a peaceful life, a peaceful world.As the saying goes, the world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for, I agree with the second part.I will leave it to the readers to find their own meaning.