The 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a tragedy of the greatest magnitude.
Even now, sixty six years later, many victims of the violence of atomic weapons are still suffering, physically, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
People make a point of it. They don’t want us to forget. Of course, we are not forgetting.
But when you actually visit Hiroshima as I have last year, you will be totally surprised by what you see and experience. Hiroshima now is a beautiful shining city with healthy people and great food!
You can understand why they have to tell us to not forget the tragedy which happened 66 years ago. The long shadow of the tragedy you expect to find here is hardly here.
How did they do it?
“All that we are is the result of what we thought.” – Buddha
Yes. It’s the thoughts of the Hiroshima people who brought this incredible recovery.
Last year, the 3/11 hit us hard. And for us and for our planet it is important that we make the fastest recovery from it.
Let’s start with having good thoughts – especially about ourselves.
Don’t waste time being angry at greed-ridden corporate guys and lying-through-the teeth politicians.
We have to focus on what we can do, and do it.
Believe in the power of goodness which we all have.
Be an oasis for people who are suffering from spiritual thirst.
Have a vision of a society that has ridden itself of social injustices.
This time, we are challenged to make a mass enlightenment.
It’s not any different from other challenges we have had to take care of.
We always did take care of them, and came out of it.
The Human Race is a miracle race.
We can do anything we want.
Just focus on what to do, and how simple it is.
Look into people’s eyes.
They are your eyes.
They are beautiful.
They are smiling.
I love you!
Hiroshima Day, 6 August 2012