Richard G. Petty, MD

The Zigzag Way


“The more zigzag the way, the deeper the scenery. The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place.”

–Huang Binhong (Chinese Art Historian and Painter, 1865-1955)

Spreading Peace

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“First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”

–Thomas à Kempis (German Monk, Mystic, and Religious Writer, 1379-1471)

“The Imitation of Christ (Paraclete Essentials)” (Thomas A. Kempis)

The Fruits of Tranquility

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“Where there is tranquility, there is neither craving nor aversion, but a steady will to conform to the divine Tao or Logos on every level of existence and a steady awareness of the divine Suchness and what should be one’s own relation to it.”        

–Aldous Huxley (English Novelist and Critic, 1894-1963)                                       

“The Perennial Philosophy” (Aldous Huxley)   

If Your Heart Is Large Enough

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“If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.”

–Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese Martial Artist and Founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)   

“The Art of Peace” (Morihei Ueshiba)

Avoid Life? I Don’t Think So!

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“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

–Virginia Woolf (English Writer, 1882-1941)   

Inner Peace Is Enlightenment

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“Inner peace is also enlightenment, a state where your life is governed by God-centered nature, as opposed to self-centered nature.”         

–“Peace Pilgrim” (a.k.a. Mildred Norman, American Peace Activist, 1908-1981)   

Training In The Art of Peace

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“Daily training in the Art of Peace allows you inner divinity to shine brighter and brighter. Do not concern yourself with the right and wrong of others. Do not be calculating or act unnaturally. Keep your mind, set on the Art of Peace, and do not criticize other teachers or traditions. The Art of Peace never restrains, restricts, or shackles anything. It embraces all and purifies everything.”       

–Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese Martial Artist and Founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)   

“The Art of Peace” (Morihei Ueshiba)

Peace Originates With the Flow

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“Peace originates with the flow of things – its heart is like the movement of the wind and waves. The Way is like the veins that circulate blood through our bodies, following the natural flow of the life force. If you are separated in the slightest from that divine essence, you are far off the path.”

–Morihei Ueshiba (Japanese Martial Artist and Founder of Aikido, 1883-1969)

“The Art of Peace” (Morihei Ueshiba)

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