“Peace is not the absence of war: it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition of benevolence, confidence, justice.” – Baruch Spinoza 
Justice is the moderation or mean between selfishness and selflessness

Inner Peace

Inner Peace Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a deliberate state of psychological or spiritual calm despite the potential presence of stressors. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious, and is considered to be a state where our mind...

What Is The Virtue of Justice?

The Virtue of Justice Being just to other people, however, presupposes a more fundamental order of justice in which we name things justly. We could not fulfill our obligation in justice to pay another the ten dollars we owe him if we fail to call a sawbuck a sawbuck, and...

Sakina and Itmi’nan (Serenity and Peacefulness)

Sakina and Itmi’nan (Serenity and Peacefulness) Literally meaning calmness, silence, steadiness, solemnity, familiarity, subsidence of waves and tranquillity, sakina (serenity) is the opposite of flightiness, restlessness, and wavering or indecision. In the language of Sufism, serenity means that a heart gradually comes to rest as a result of experiencing gifts...

Justice As A Virtue

Justice (virtue) Justice is one of the four cardinal virtues in classical European philosophy and Roman Catholicism. It is the moderation or mean between selfishness and selflessness – between having more and having less than one’s fair share.[1] Justice is closely related, in Christianity, to the practice of Charity (virtue) because it...

The Walls Around Peace Have Come Down

The Walls Around Peace Have Come Down Today, almost all of us lead our lives in constant haste and anxiety; we drift from one delirious state into another; we experience panic in our enterprises and we shake with the fear at the terrifying surprises that could be awaiting us two...

Peace Movement

Peace Movement A peace movement is a social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars), minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or type of situation, often linked to the goal of achieving world peace. Means to achieve these ends...

Peace Is Within

Peace Is Within Back in the ‘sixties, when the peace movement was in full flower, I was teaching at a university in New York City. Since I had 150-or-so students, evenly divided into three philosophy classes, it was a good opportunity for me to allow those who were in my...

Peace In Islamic Philosophy

Peace In Islamic Philosophy As in other religions, peace is a basic concept in Islamic thought. The Arabic term “Islam” itself (إسلام) is usually translated as “submission”; submission of desires to the will of God. It comes from the term aslama, which means “to surrender” or “resign oneself”. The Arabic...

Peace

Peace

What Is Peace? Peace is the concept of harmonious well-being and freedom from hostile aggression. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict (such as war) and freedom from fear of violence between individuals or heterogeneous (relatively foreign or distinct) [[social group|groups]. Throughout history some of the most extraordinary and benevolent leaders have used peace talks to establish a...

Nonviolence

Nonviolence Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence. This may be based on moral, religious...

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Calmness

What Is Calmness? Calmness is the mental state of peace of mind being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance.[1] It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquillity, or peace.[2] Calmness can most easily occur for the average person during a state of relaxation, but it can also be found during much more...

The Virtue of Justice

The Virtue of Justice Justice is the virtue that perfects the will. It is defined as the constant and perpetual will to render each person his due. There are three different kinds of justice that correspond to the three basic relations that form the structure of life within society. Corresponding...

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