The Key to Universal Peace

It sounds so simple once you hear it.
Saturday, January 07, 2006

Sitting humbling amongst the many philosophical platitudes in the 400+ pages of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” is the key to universal peace. On a page in one of the final chapters it is stated:

There never really can be [a contradiction] between the core terms of monistic philosophies. The One in India has got to be the same as the One in Greece. If it’s not, you’ve got two.

How brilliant of an observation is that? Now all we need to do is get everyone in the world who believes in a “monistic philosophy” (just so happens that it is the monotheists waging war right now) to agree that even though the attributes of their individual “Ones” seem different, they really derive from the same “One” source. Once that happens, we’ve got world peace. Piece of cake.