What is peace?

Sri Chinmoy answers:

You and I create the world by the vibrations that we offer to the world. If we can invoke peace and then offer it to somebody else, we will see how peace expands from one to two persons, and gradually to the world at large.

Peace does not mean the absence of war. Outwardly two countries may not wage war, but if they inwardly treasure aggressive thoughts, hostile thoughts, that is as good as war. Peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world family. Peace means the unity of the universal heart and the oneness of the universal soul.

Victory and defeat are interwoven.

Do not try to separate them

But try to go beyond them

If your heart longs for abiding peace.

Sri Chinmoy, My Daily Heart-Blossoms, New York: Agni Press, 1988, p. 153