nagasaki: taking refuge in peace

nagasaki peace parki just came back from a visit to the buddhist temple here in kelowna where we are for our summer vacation. the minister there is chanting sutras in a non-stop 12-hour marathon to commemorate the 62nd anniversary today of the bombing of nagasaki. as opposed to hiroshima, which had been bombed a few days earlier and had somewhat of a military presence, nagasaki was entirely civilian. the bomb was dropped directly onto a church.


(“i take refuge in the buddha” )

as i contemplate the horrors of war, strangely yet mercifully unknown to me personally, i pray that we all take refuge in kindness, peacefulness, compassion and tolerance.

(image courtesy of kamoda)

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