No price is too high For freedom’s peace If one can pay in coin It’s better than blood But best it’s with love With light and sound And in total honesty It could be painful But deeply healing Cleaning out all dross Lives past and present Entirely here and now Observing the divine God is realizing itself Every moment anew Giving each freedom To create one’s world An existence in love Free of any hatred So easily kindled Human interaction Claims of ownership Or plain selfishness Let go and jump in The current of life And love divine Where we ever are.
“Pragmatic freedom in expression” — a prayer song
Two fundamental laws humans agree upon
“Two fundamental laws on which all major religions and philosophies agree: (1) do all you have agreed to do and (2) do not encroach on other persons or their property. A simple formula, 17 words. Black’s Law Dictionary defines encroach as follows: ‘To enter by gradual steps or stealth into the possession or rights of another; to trespass or intrude. To gain or intrude unlawfully upon the lands, property, or authority of another.’ Each religion or philosophy expresses these laws in different ways but all concur on these two laws — and not much else. The not much else is as important as the two laws. … The two laws are stated and restated throughout the lore of all the great religions. They are the point on which all come together. But only these two. Except for them we have little or no agreement about right and wrong. So, these are the only two rules that can be enforced on everyone. To go beyond them would be encroachment.”
— “Whatever happened to justice?” by Richard J. Maybury, pp. 31-32
No price is too high for the beauty of freedom and peace