Dr. Seung Heun Lee offered “The Prayer for Peace” at the opening ceremony of the General Assembly of the United Nations on August 28, 2000. Since he invoked the name of this blog, I share an excerpt here. Eleven years later, having experienced in the U.S. the ravaging effects of the 9/11/01 attacks, his call for a revolution of the human spirit seems even more fitting. Here are some of his words for healing our world.
“I offer this prayer for peace
To declare a revolution
Of the human spirit.
I wish to announce that
It is now time
For all of us to spiritually awaken
And become enlightened,
For the time of the enlightened few is over,
The age of elitist enlightenment has passed.
For how long do you seek to wait for prophets
To come down from mountaintops
And tell us what to do?
We all must become enlightened
To recognize our divinity,
To raise up our consciousness…
We must ourselves become the enlightened ones.
We must realize our Oneness.
I declare that we must all become ‘earthlings’
Of the Earth
And not of any religion, nation or race,
But of this Earth, for this Earth, and by this Earth
To create a lasting peace