peacefulness

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...

Tranquility

What Is Tranquility? Tranquillity (also spelled tranquility[1]) is the quality or state of being tranquil; that is, calm, serene, and worry-free. The word tranquillity appears in numerous texts ranging from the religious writings of Buddhism, where the term passaddhi refers to tranquillity of the body, thoughts and consciousness on the path to enlightenment, to...

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 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

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...

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