September 11th Remembered

Nalanda members offering prayers at Parang Tritis Beach in Java, Indonesia.

Nalanda members offering prayers at Parang Tritis Beach in Java, Indonesia.

Today marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of New York, which killed thousands of innocent civilians, and leaving a damning scar in the history of humanity.  We shall never forget our failings that day as a human race – of how a highly-intelligent species can be driven to such ignorance, intolerance and bigotry.  More importantly, we should endeavour to prevent a repetition of this cowardly act of cruelty.

The world should be taught a culture of inclusiveness from young.  As a species, we can gradually evolve to embrace unity in diversity – through dialogues to achieve understanding and acceptance of differences.  We can evolve to be one race – the human race.  We can learn to belong to one faith – compassion.

Let us pray that Peace shall prevail in every heart.  May all beings be free from suffering.