(Excerpted from The Service Link, annual publication of Theosophical Order of Service, International.)
CAN THE TS AND TOS HELP IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION?
World peace is one of the principal concerns of people all over the world, and yet the vast majority of us feel powerless to stop our national leaders, international bullies and multi-national corporations making economic and political decisions that will lead sooner or later to war.
The TOS in the Philippines seems to have found ways for its members to contribute constructively to the reduction of violence in society. The Service Link interviews Vicente Hao Chin Jnr., one of its workers there.
How fortunate we are to have the Dalai Lama visiting us in the United States. We might not have seen or heard him if it were not for the terrible tragedy befallen his own country of Tibet when the Chinese invaded his peaceful land and devastated the docile people. He escaped into India where he helped to establish a refuge for the Tibetan exiles. Most interestingly, even though he had hoped that his country might regain its independence and sovereignty, he said that he holds no hatred for the Chinese.