An annual event, children, and a drive for World Peace. Inspiration comes in many forms.
On Saturday 24th May 2015, one million kids from 7,000 schools throughout Thailand and also from other countries came to Wat Phra Dhammakaya Temple in Thailand to be a part of the “7th V-Star Change the World” project. These kids are called ‘V-Stars’. V-Star stands for virtuous stars. They are youth moral leaders in their schools and community. The V-Star project of the world morality restoration project has been organized in the year 2008, making 2015 the 7th time this project has taken place. The “V-Star Change the World” project as part of the World Morality Revival project was initiated by Luang Phor Dhammachayo, the abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist Temple. The purpose of this event is for virtuous stars from all over Thailand and also different country to come together to be moral support for one another. They are able to come together to meet and share their experiences of doing good deeds daily.
The children are our future and as a parent it is our duty to raise our children to the best of our abilities, but always with the right values and morals, no matter what the circumstances.
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The Dhammakaya Foundation believes in World Peace. The Dhammakaya Meditation Center‘s are world wide, and even have locations here in the United States.
Different Religions – Same Goal
Whether Buddhist or Christian, the different religions are bridged through a common belief of World Peace. This my brothers and sisters in Christ is loving one another.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.John 13:34
Buddhism may contradict many of the truths of the bible, as the Bible teaches there is a God and only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:6; 1 Corinthians 8:6). The take away from this is the spiritual growth which can be obtained through loving one another.
Christian meditation is rooted in the bible. In Joshua 1:8, God says: Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
The medical and science areas agree that Mediation has its benefits, but can it change the world?
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.Awaken Consciousness
Can meditation be the key to World Peace? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
If you had the means, what project would you do to inspire the Fruits of the Spirit?