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  • Author:
    Peace Pilgrim
  • ISBN:
    0943734207
  • ISBN13:
    978-0943734200
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  • Publisher:
    Ocean Tree Books; Tenth Printing edition (January 1, 1991)
  • Pages:
    214 pages
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    Politics & Government
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Peace Pilgrim walked and spoke continuously across America from 1953 until her death in 1981. This book is truly inspiring, and could possibly change your life

Peace Pilgrim walked and spoke continuously across America from 1953 until her death in 1981. Walking until given shelter and fasting until given food. This book is truly inspiring, and could possibly change your life.

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She said that this awakening was a direct, mystical experience of the "creator's" love. However, people can mature just as children grow up. Yes, our institutions and our leaders reflect our immaturity, but as we mature we will elect better leaders and set up better institutions. It always comes back to the thing so many of us wish to avoid: working to improve ourselves.

After the first 25,000 miles she stopped counting. Categories: Psychology.

Since this book is about her pilgrimage in her own words, we have decided not to include these specifics, which . Her pilgrimage for peace began on the morning of January 1, 1953. She vowed "to remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace.

Since this book is about her pilgrimage in her own words, we have decided not to include these specifics, which can be found elsewhere. I never want people to remember me except in connection with peace," she said. To those of us who knew her well and saw her over a number of years she will always remain the serene, warm-hearted Peace Pilgrim-full of humor, vitality and the joy of living. Peace Pilgrim walked alone and penniless and with no organizational backing.

Personal vow with which she began her peace pilgramage (1 January 1953), later published in Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (1982). I deal with spiritual truth which should never be sold and need never be bought. When you are ready it will be given

Personal vow with which she began her peace pilgramage (1 January 1953), later published in Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (1982). When you are ready it will be given. As quoted in "Pushing World Peace - it's a living" by Beverly Creamer in Honolulu Advertiser (15 August 1980). Among mature people war would not be a problem - it would be impossible. In their immaturity people want, at the same time, peace and the things which make war.

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Rude
This is a very wonderful telling of the life-decisions of a remarkable woman who walked across the US multiple times in the 50s, 60s and 70s; telling all who met her about simplicity and peace. I wish every American kid would read this before they start their lives as adults.
Cordanara
A journey begins with one step that leads to many. This book is the autobiography of a woman called Peace Pilgrim. She walked accross this nation approximately seven times from coast to coast. She also transversed accross all The Canadian Provinces and parts of Mexico. Her message was one of peace and she proudly "wore a short tunic with PEACE PILGRIM on the front and 25,000 miles for peace on the back." The only possessions she carried on her person were flyers for peace, some writing paper, and a pen or pencil. She would sleep off the land and eat what she could. If someone would offer her some food she would accept, but she never asked. She would travel through the south in the winter, and the north in the summer. Her message was simple: peace amongst all the nations; peace amongst each other. Oftentimes she was asked to speak at colleges, churches, town halls, and various other places. She was one of the most remarkable individuals of The Twentieth Century. She accepted no money or gifts other than an occasional ride. I highly recommend this book for all those who seek after peace, not only in their own lives but also in their various countries. She walked proudly professing peace from the beginning of The Korean war until her untimely death in 1981. A must read from a woman who talked her talk and walked her walk.
Arcanescar
Peace Pilgrim walked alone and penniless "as a prayer" more than 25,000 miles across America to inspire others to pray and work for peace. Her message was simple-"This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love." Her 28-year pilgrimage started in 1953. She would not tell you her real name this silver-haired lady with penetrating blue eyes "Peace Pilgrim" is the only name she wished to carry. And she would not tell you the years that she had spent in this world although a friend said she was probably around 80 when she died in a car accident in Indiana in 1981 on her way to a speaking engagement. After walking 25,000 miles, which took her until 1964, she stopped counting the miles. Although she mostly slept under the stars without a sleeping bag she never had another headache or pain or cold once she started her pilgrimage. Carrying in her tunic pockets her only worldly possessions: a comb, a folding toothbrush, a ball point pen, her current correspondence she vowed, "I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." She talked with people on dusty roads and city streets, in churches, colleges, to civic groups, on TV and radio discussing peace within and without.
Her pilgrimage covered the entire peace picture: peace among nations, groups, individuals, and inner peace-because that is where peace begins. She believed that world peace would come when enough people attain inner peace.
Since many of us are in deep despair about the human cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan the life and teachings of Peace Pilgrim are particularly compelling right now. The press continues to report the grim tally of American soldiers killed in action in Iraq-922 killed and 5,457 wounded. But there are figures neither the Pentagon nor the press talks about-the more than 11,000 American soldiers that came home disabled injured and sick in what the Pentagon considers non-combat circumstances. Nor do we know the number of Iraqi and Afghanistan soldiers and civilians deaths and wounded.
Peace said, "All present wars must cease-we need to find a way to lay down our arms together. We need to set up a mechanism to avoid physical violence in the world." We people of the world need to learn to put the welfare of the whole family above the welfare of any group. The means determines the end-only a good means can really attain a good end. Real peace is more than the absence of war: it is the absence of the cause of the war. Have as your objective the resolving of conflict not the gaining of advantage and live to give instead of get.
Peace said the cause of all difficulties is immaturity. If we were mature, war would not be possible and peace would be assured. In our immaturity we do not know the laws of the universe, and we think evil can be overcome by more evil. One symptom of our immaturity is greed, making it difficult for us to learn the simple lesson of sharing. Then there are symptoms of symptoms like access to pure food, water and air. You don't have to be very good at arithmetic to figure out that if the nations of the world would stop manufacturing implements of destruction, the conditions for a good life could be provided for all people. Immaturity leads to a negative mind for example, a military mind set usually has only military answers. The animal nature thinks in terms of using `the jungle law of tooth and claw' to eliminate all opposition. But this law solves no problems for humans; it can only postpone the solution, and in the long run it worsens things. All war is bad and self-defeating.
Peace suggests America established a Peace Department in our government. It would research peaceful ways to resolve conflicts, war prevention measures and economic adjustments to peace since America's economy seems to work more smoothly in a war or war preparation period. It would ask other nations to establish similar departments and come and work with us for peace. Communications among Peace Departments would be a step towards peace in our world. She said the military forces could clean up the air, the oceans and rivers or take on drainage projects to prevent disastrous floods and other such benefits for humankind.
Many people from other countries told Peace that they considered America the biggest menace to peace in the world because it is the only nation that used the nuclear bomb to kill people and there is no evidence that America will not do it again. Other countries do not always see our kind heart when they look across the sea.
Peace recommends a four-part Community Action Group in every town. The first meeting would teach and focus on inner peace, the second on harmony among individuals, the third on harmony among groups and the fourth on harmony among nations. The sequence would be repeated.
Concerning war Peace consoles "Remember that the darkest hour is just before the dawn." She explains, "There is within the hearts of people a deep desire for peace on earth. It is the job of the peacemaker to inspire out-of-harmony people from apathy, ignorance and fear." Knowing that all things contrary to God's laws are transient we must continue to pray, speak, and act for peace in whatever way we can; to inspire others we must continue to think of peace and know that peace is possible. As Peace said in her book, "One little person, giving all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, giving some of their time can make history."
Kage
This book is truly inspiring, and could possibly change your life. Written in her own words and through material and accounts of her life, this is a page flipper and something which we should all strive to incorporate into our lives: the message of peace!
virus
A true gem. Peace is Americas's Gandhi. Do not look to India or foreign lands for how a fully enlightened human behaves. This woman took the traditional path of a renunciant and carried on with her life as she saw fit. We just need to pay attention to her simple method with as much discipline, persistence and openness as she showed. Only love can overcome hate and peace must start within.
Faehn
Some things should be respected as they are for the story they tell, with the focus on the meaning and not on the details of the mechanics like cutting and editing, etc. I don't recall anything about this audio except the reverence I felt toward this remarkable woman. I was glad I bought it.
Brajind
I first bought this book in the late 1980's or early 1990's. It has been one of the most meaningful books of my life on my spiritual journey. Peace Pilgrim meets my definition of a Prophet. I now buy between 10 to 20 copies a year just to give to people if our conversation leads me to believe it would be meaningful to them.
Phenomenal.