30 Jun 2003
Scilla Elworthy recently visited Tokyo to receive the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work with the Oxford Research Group on nuclear disarmament and non-violent conflict resolution.
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Scilla Elworthy recently visited Tokyo to receive the Japaneseequivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work with the Oxford ResearchGroup on nuclear disarmament and non-violent conflict resolution.
Photo © Rosie Houldsworth, ORG
Acceptingthe prize, Scilla said ‘This is indeed a great honour. I would like toaccept it in the name of all those unarmed heroes and heroines, oftenunknown and unsung, who consciously risk and give their lives forpeople they may not even know. I say today that we respect theircourage and we know their power.’
Quoting the Dalai Lama sheadded: ‘A central teaching of most spiritual traditions is ñ what youwish to experience ñ provide for another. Look to see now what it isyou wish to experience in your life and in the world; then see if thereis another for whom you may be the source of that. If you wish toexperience peace, provide peace for another… If you wish to heal yourown sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another.Those others are watching for you now. They are looking to you forguidance, for help, for courage, for strength, for understanding andfor assurance at this hour.
Most of all ñ they are looking to you for love.‘
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