No.16 On Prayer for Peace

When we turn away from the teleological view that everything is for a purpose and adopt instead a view that lays emphasis on the process of becoming in the here and now, when we go from an awareness of mission to an awareness of finitude, then from the mind of a teacher to the mind of a student, what flows at the heart of this current is ‘prayer’ for peace and ‘respect’ for the Buddha, our Master.

Chimyo Takehara
November 2003