PEACE can only come by how People are Motivated…the living breathing James Brown
Note the books in the picture. There is the Quran, a Bible, The Muqaddimah, An Introduction to History by IBN KHALDUN-the classic Islamic History of the World, and then my latest two books-A Panther’s Father and A Panther’s Father II and A Panther’s Father III, and A Panther’s Father IV will be out in 2020.
Now which one grabs your eye most Christians?
Which book grabs your eyes the most Muslims?
And finally, which one grabs your attention the most avid Reader?
And now, I will explain the importance of each in the whole scheme of Peace and seeking Peace.
The Quran is a book thoroughly treasured by the Muslim. The Quran is the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic. The Koran consists of 114 units of varying lengths, known as suras ; the first sura is said as part of the ritual prayer. These touch upon all aspects of human existence, including matters of doctrine, social organization, and legislation.
The Bible is a book thoroughly treasured by Christians and others listed in the next sentence. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans by Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Rastafarians.
The Muquaddimah, An Introduction to History by IBN KHALDUN. Now what is this book? The Muqaddimah, often translated as “Introduction” or “Prolegomenon,” is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. … A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal’s masterful translation first appeared in 1969.
And for those of you who still don’t have a clue, here is a better Overview posted on Barnes and Noble and available through them at the following address-
The Muqaddimah, often translated as “Introduction” or “Prolegomenon,” is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in America and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal’s masterful translation was first published in 1969.
This new edition of the abridged version, with the addition of a key section of Rosenthal’s own introduction to the three-volume edition, and with a new introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence, will reintroduce this seminal work to twenty-first-century students and scholars of Islam and of medieval and ancient history.
Now, which one is the most important? The importance of each is like looking at these flowers. Which one is most important? Hmm…now it’s suddenly not an easy answer as it all depends what emotional attachment each invokes in you. Is that what you really want to know? How about let’s rephrase that question and better put these words out in front-Which Book Will Enrich My Life the Most?
Now that is a very good question. Yes, the last question is a very good question. And this is part of the very important part of Peace that can only come by how a People is Motivated. And yes, reading is a great motivational tool. And each religious sect has its own variety of religious literature that will help aid the wandering person. Yes, a person seeking to better understand themselves and further, to help understand the complexity of life itself. Life can be a real tumbler for even the strongest of wills. It has great ups and deep, deep, deep downs. Great highs and the lowest of lows. But now, why am I writing about what I am writing in the manner that I am?
Simple? No, it’s not. As you glance at the pictures above, which one represents Peace to you? To your Country? To your Family? I see Peace as becoming something that is greater than maybe any of us and it is being lost more today than ever before. Peace is starting to vane in the distance. And fewer and fewer are speaking where their voices are heard.
President Jimmy Carter carried Peace and he has always walked with Peace. And for this, I have always considered him one of the Greatest Presidents America has ever had. But, yes but, and but to a Warmonger, President Carter is their very opposite. Those seeking War do not want anyone carrying Peace anywhere near them except maybe some Prayers to help in Good Battle and Victorious Deaths and help with the wounded. Yes, for Warmongers, they SEEK DEATH ITSELF. And it might not be conscious able to them in their minds, but it is there in their subconscious for sure.
But Peace is what I wish to convey to each and every one of you as I now believe more and more of the little people, yes all of us who never have our voices heard, like you and I do seek Peace. And maybe, yes, just maybe I can lend you a hand with this from an old person’s Point of View or someone who once sought War and learned it’s follies from the real War Veterans who spoke to me from a small child until my own time in the Military and now I only seek the total opposite of it-I SEEK PEACE FOR ALL.
Now, no. Yes, no, I ask no one not to defend themselves and such stuff as that. That is not what this is all about. This is just my talking out loud maybe just to myself asking many questions as the hour of my own death beckons me more each day. Yes, I know Death is in the shadows now and I accept it as all of us must. But with the time I have left, I wish to implore to the greater person inside of you. The real you. You know, the one that feels pain and so much more. The one that allows you to laugh, to love, and to cry. But more importantly, to the person who can put themselves in the steps of those that one sees.
It’s easy to say-hey I can do that and then, it’s a not so when you really try it in real life and not on a cell phone.
War is easy! Provocation into a War is easy as 1-2-3. It’s child’s play. It really is and most don’t have a clue how easily it can be provoked by stupid people. Ignorant People! People with nothing but an Evil Man’s Agenda. How truly sad that they cannot find the Peace that GOD gives to all of us if a person will only seek it.
Judgement is easy. It is so damn easy to judge anyone, even oneself to the point where one even hates oneself, or any other country that it’s not even funny and for many, the Big Picture is kept away from them as many have never been allowed to view that picture. SO, maybe this will help just a little.
You might ask yourself, why do these folks do that and not this? Yes. But more importantly is the greater question and the one that I want you to see now.
Why does a World Leader do what he or she does? And the answer is always acceptability of their People. Simple, isn’t it. And if you are seeking the approval of the masses of your People, then you damn well do the things that appease the Greater Portion, the greater numbers. Invoking War. Invoking War Rhetoric. Invoking massive angryness. And where is Peace in these pictures?
A Country of Barbarians want a Leader who is the Most Barbaric. The absolute Most Barbaric and one who is Totally Unpredictable.
A Country of Lovers wants a Leader who promotes Love.
A Country that Promotes Tourism wants a Leader who will Keep Peace at the Forefront to Keep them Tourists Coming. Right? Especially when Tourism is your main revenue.
A Country that wants Balance seeks a Leader who will bring the Most Balance to the Most People.
A Country of Peace seeks a Leader who knows PEACE can only come by how People are Motivated-the living breathing James Brown
If you went to a lake to fish, you would bring bait and pole or some other fishing apparatus like a net. You sure wouldn’t bring weapons and toss them in at the fish now would you? Of course not.
Now, let us return to the books that you saw in the picture and I ask you now this? Which one would I recommend to you and is there any particular order by which to arrange them? Yes, the 1st two I find equally important and not something to toss aside as trivial. These two books are very important. Very, very important. And if you don’t think so, then your ignorance can easily translate into a negative visit in a Country where these two books are viewed with the deepest of RESPECT. While visiting a foreign country, to disrespect that country’s most Sacred Books will get you into a upheaval of hatred thrust towards you and those that are with you. And without Peace, the very bowels of Hades itself is unleashed upon the Earth.
So, I say this, please accept the views and religions of all men and women. But neither of the 1st two books authorizes the KILLING OF THE OTHER’S PEOPLE-that instead is a well-played tune taught by the foolish at heart to the bigger or more foolish at heart. And sad, but true-ignorance begets even more ignorance. Just as Violence and Hatred begets even MORE VIOLENCE AND HATREDS. But again, here’s the four in the picture-
- The Quran for Muslims.
- The Bible for Christians, Jews, Samaritans, and Rastafarians.
- The Muqaddimah, An Introduction to History.
- A Panther’s Father.
- A Panther’s Father II.
Now something I found very odd was being told a few years ago by a person who said that I
had blasphemed against HOLY GOD HIMSELF
by my reading the Quran. And I asked her, Do you think God Protects the Muslim more than the Christian? Lord, I do so much wish every man and woman and child was with me when God allowed a vision upon me while I lay in the hospital and my heart stopped. It seemed like an eternity while I was shown so much and I promise each of you
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.
And I told her that to become a well-versed person, you must take the time to read the books of other religions so that you can understand how certain Laws are offensive and such to another religious sect.
And a lot of the things that I still find afoot with folly is just plain ignorance. Lord, we got a whole lot of Ignorant, ignorant, damn ignorant Folks all over the WORLD. And they mostly got that way by what their Leader motivated them with-yes, the words or books that they motivated their Peoples with.
You know, I still remember reading Le Petite Prince–
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince; French pronunciation: [lə pəti pʁɛ̃s]), first published in April 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
The novella has been voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into 300 languages and dialects, selling nearly two million copies annually, and with year-to-date sales of over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published.[Note 2]
After the outbreak of the Second World War, Saint-Exupéry escaped to North America. Despite personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss, in the form of a young prince visiting Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in The Little Prince.
The above exert if from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Prince
I can only offer Le Petite Prince to you as it still has a lot to offer the reader even today. I hope that you will read it.
But the last two books in the list of five in the picture are just books of fiction. They are fantasy type stuff and were on the bed when I took the picture and that is the all of that and neither has any place in importance in comparison to the Bible or the Quran.
But to learn Peace, to really gain a grasp on it and to be able to bring it or to even speak it, Peace must be motivated to the People. To you and to me and to everyone.
I imagine if the worse War in the World came again, and you were one of the lucky survivors, Peace is the only thing that at some point in time or another that you will find yourself praying for.
But Number Three on the List is a book that I found truly interesting beyond my usual. It is a difficult read and the words are on a scholarly level and not a 5th or 6th Grade Level. And when you finish it, you will be more educated about Islamic History than ever thought possible. At the conclusion of your reading it, you will know more than maybe most of all Muslims in the World. You will know more than 99% of all Muslims.
And no one will ever understand or even have the correct knowledge to make a learned determination without studying, also, how all the various Religious Sects got to where they are today. Right? You know this is correct, but it is a difficult thing to admit as pride does take a toll on man’s judgement.
And I know, that these are challenging or maybe even disputable statements, but you will never know if you don’t grow into the person God meant for you to become. But again, I tell you, it is a most difficult and hard read on the average reader. But if you mindfully muscle you way thru it, your journey will be of a Greater Reward.
To learn about the Copper City or City of Copper in the Desert and the Evisceration of Cows in the Fields by men who used only their minds is discussed in this book. But who were these men with powers that some would be envious of today. Men who had such incredible mindful abilities during a time period when prayer and using one’s mind came from, maybe from long, very long hours of meditation or by a Divine Aid or Power. And these men reached a new level of Mind Power not seen since that time that I am aware of. And it’s all told by a Judge who will tell you that he’s gonna tell you things that he was told and then he will show you how he too sought the truth in these words of all kinds of men travelling from close and distant regions of the Earth. And when he finds a lie, he call it a lie. And when he finds a truth, he will tell that also. But I believe honesty was this man’s main goal aside from the brilliant History Lesson.
A read that I think will aid you on your Life’s Journey. And give the reader a better understanding of the Muslim. And one to aid you in your journey to Find Peace. Peace, no matter what kind of Peace, that a person seeks. At the Job, in one’s Life, in one’s Family, and anywhere a person needs Peace.
Peace, a simple word. Peace, an enduring word. Peace, a word sometimes scoffed at. Peace, a word loved when finally obtained. Peace, a word not even thought about by Nations who have possessed it for a very long time. Peace, a word that without can mean tremendous upheaval and WAR or even DEATH.
But in all actuality, how can Peace be obtained or found once lost? Now, that is the most enduring theme in many novels that date back to the days of the Shakespearean Plays and way before that to even the greatest of all philosophers.
And another question is-who can bring Peace? Who? Yes, who indeed? Can your mother or father get a bully off your back at school or even those that exist in the workplace? You know who I am talking about-the lickers, the gropers, the ones tossing all the negative, possibly even sexual, innuendos in one’s direction. People learn very quickly to pull another person’s strings and making her or him mad. Don’t they?
And I know that you know the ones who I am talking about.
But to fix this World, all of us must start today in becoming an Ambassador for Peace and it must be unconditionally presented to the entire World without anyone being alienated by any this or that’s. It’s up to you reading this as to whether a real meaningful Peace will come to this World and be passed on the another generation.
The very nakedness of truth is upon us all. It’s right there in front of each of us.
You know, as I write this, I know and I sadly say that I do hear the Drums of War being faintly beginning to be heard in the distance. Ones in the Military must endure many vast hardships for his or her Country and the families suffer even greater “loneliness or emptiness of nest” type issues when their loved ones are sent to various Duty Stations on the Ground, on the Waters, or in the Air. And for us to not help with Peace is unfair to them and theirs.
I am not on the Government’s Payroll. not am I in contact with anyone in the US Government, but I do mindfully write so that I do not befall the Logan Law, but I do wish so much that those seeking War would take a moment to realize that War, even preparing for it, is ALL HELL. IT IS! But this is not an article of correspondence with any Foreign Country and I knowingly write as individuals from over 66 Countries will read this Article-
Logan Act- Logan Act, legislation enacted by the United States Congress (1799) that forbids private citizens from engaging in unauthorized correspondence with foreign governments. As amended, the act reads:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
I offer you, symbolic is it not, PEACE. Will you offer me PEACE in return? A simple question that the World must ask to all other Countries. This WORLD is for all humans and not a few or special ones.
So, will you be brave enough to join me in Prayer no matter what religious sect you are in? And that is a Prayer of World Peace for All.
I see many, many, many ways that Christians and Muslims can be friends and both sides can end this cycle of Death Attacks upon each other like what just took place in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. And in other parts of the world too.
But it would help if both of these two and all religious sects took the time to read each others most sacred books-The QURAN and The BIBLE and OTHERS in this World and end the cycle of ignorance. And if this was done, everyone would find out that all of us have more in common with each other than ever thought possible. Folks got to get over those 1st impressions for sure. And what God showed me is so sad to now see these attacks continue and if only if you saw what I have seen and can’t wait to see again. I look forward to dying now as I know what is on the other side. But Killing Each Other has got to end in all of these religious attacks and so much more.
But when I died and God took me up to see Heaven-
In HEAVEN, I saw all the universe and all that was there was to see. EVERYTHING! And I am talking way, way, way past the Hubble Telescope’s capability. Everything that God had created was right there for my own eyes to see. And the feeling of God’s Presence was overwhelming. Did I see God? No, I did not. But I had no need or want to see God as I knew that He was there and I was now part of the whole of it. And I felt God’s Undying Love. To describe it in human terms is this-I was overwhelmed with the Greatest Joy I have ever felt or ever knew. The feeling was like riding down the 1st really steep hill of a great Roller Coaster and that feeling but magnify it by 1000. Totally Euphoric, but without a Counselor called you a NUTT. But PEACE RULED SUPREME. And yes, I felt the presence of GOD HIMSELF.
Everything in these pictures was right there in front of me. And what GOD KNEW, I THEN KNEW AS I had BECOME A PART OF GOD and HIS WORLD in HEAVEN in my vision and there were millions of others there as well. You could see anyone that you knew, but there was not feeling of need to go see them. Everyone was just so incredibly happy just to be there and there was such Happiness.
PEACE can only come by how People are Motivated…the living breathing James Brown
And what motivates you? Love, Hate, War or Peace? Which is most important to you?
Lord, I have read so many books that my head swims in them at times. But from knowledge comes a better understanding about so much in life for sure and I hope that you will take this message of Peace even further in your Life Journey.
And to safely place Approved Satellites into Orbit, I highly recommend using SPACE-X. Get it? DO U GET IT? DO U REALLY GET IT? Some will for sure.
A learned peaceable person will get it.
SEEK PEACE and GOD WILL GRANT IT!
God Bless…the living breathing James Brown, US Army Veteran, author of A Panther’s Father Book Series.