On 14th and 15th of August Pakistan and India celebrate national freedom. “All south Asian nations are quite poor and are battling with the problems of poverty, illiteracy, health and unemployment. And, at the same time, they are spending astronomical sums on maintaining large armies and are buying weapons worth billions of dollars. Had these sums of money been spent on eradication of poverty and illiteracy in last fifty years both nations would have immensely benefited. It is quite possible there would have been no such levels of poverty and illiteracy in South Asia.” http://ecumene.org/IIS/csss64.htm
As an individual identified with communities of religion, colour, ethnicity, gender, world-view etc., in a world rife with all sorts of conflicts, I feel it necessary to beg forgiveness for all offences committed against the ‘other’ community/individual. I resolve to change myself into a non-violent, non-oppressive individual. Thanks for bearing with me.
“Mary Oliver (born September 10, 1935) is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.” – Wikipedia “She is a poet of wisdom and generosity whose vision allows us to look intimately at a world not of our making.”- Harvard Review