Ancient Chinese Proverb ...

"If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person,
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world."
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  1. Inspiring proverb... verily, "The kingdom of peace is within", and as Vivekananda says, "Change the subject, and the object is bound to change; purify yourself, and the world is bound to be purified."

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Truthful words:
    '...purify yourself, and the world is bound to be purified."
    Thanks Srini,for sharing your insights.
    I welcome you to my simple blog.
    God Bless.

  3. Hi, Surjit!

    I've always loved this poem. Yeah, we ought to start influencing our surroundings positively one ripple at a time. :-))))

  4. So true surjit....peace must begin within ourselves. When I posted my peace globe this week I used a saying similar to this from an Indian Politician.

    I am becoming more and more impressed with Indian logic and philosophy everyday!!

    I think yours must be a very rich country in spirit indeed!!
    God Bless,

  5. Yes Amel's Realm,I fully agree with your noble thoughts.Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

  6. Yes you are right, Shinade.India has a rich heritage with regard to spiritualism,Yoga etc.More and more people are now coming to its fold day by day.I think most of us have started recognising the futilty of running after the materialistic world.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

  7. Hi Surjit,

    For this you are a natural.

    I have created my own award and am very pleased to say that you are among the very first group of recipients. Come on by and claim your prize.

  8. Hi Monday Morning Power,
    Yes I have claimed it.It is a wonderful award. Many thanks for this great honor.
    God bless.

  9. hi surjit absolutely true that really would bring peace in the world

    If there is beauty in the person,
    There will be harmony in the house

    Harmony in the house really very important

    thx for this insightful post

    have a good week a head

  10. Yes Lilifxt, you are right.Harmony in the house is one of the key factors of happiness..
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.
    God bless.

  11. Hi Surjit,

    Thanks for sharing this nice Chinese Proverb.

    The bible tells us in Matthew 5:13-16 - "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. (14) "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. (15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. (16) Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

    May the light continue to glow in our soul!

    Let's Acquire Wisdom and Live with Passion

  12. Hi Sam,
    I feel truly enlightened after reading this precious quote from the Holy Bible.
    Thanks for sharing and your blessings.
    You are really a great inspiration for me.
    God bless.

  13. Surjit,
    On topic....If only it were that simple. But every journey does begin with a single step. With that single step who knows how far we can go?

  14. Hi Monday Morning Power,
    Yes,you are perfectly right.We need to take that single step..
    ..'who knows how far we can go?..'
    Thanks for adding your insights to my post.
    God bless.