‘Never again’ to horrific conflicts

The Peace Memorial in Hiroshima stands as a relic and testament to the horrors of war.

On 6 August 1945, the horrific ‘Atomic bomb’ was first used in warfare and dropped over Hiroshima, Japan.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of that tragic event.  More than 100,000 people were killed by the bomb and the subsequent fires and radiation.  220,000 more were injured, and scarred for life.  Hiroshima was obliterated.

Pause for a moment to reflect on the horrors of war and violence.  And let us dedicate merits to all those who lost their lives in conflicts.  May there be Peace in every heart.

Hiroshima today - what war destroyed, peace can build. Let us choose 'peace'.

“Throughout history, victory in war has never brought about lasting peace.  ‘The victor breeds resentment; the vanquished lives in pain.  One lives ever in Peace, having given up victory or defeat!’

“The superiority of man lies not in his power to subjugate or destroy so-called ‘enemies’.  The real superior man develops strength and patience to live amicably and peaceably.  Let us pray we shall never again see the horror of another nation, race or even individual becoming victim of bigotry, abuse and hatred.”

– Bro.Tan, excerpt from “Reflections on 6 August”.