That phrase came up in a dialog box, as a suggestion for a discussion title, when I clicked to 'add content'.

I think that's an okay discussion title now in 2015, with so much in the news media about war.

Warfare with a conscience must mean like PEACEFARE, no?

Josei Toda:  "If you want to realize peace for all humankind, you must make concrete proposals and take the lead translating them into concrete action."

I think that must be what "warfare with a conscience" - peacefare - means in this era of WTO globalism or any other era.

According to Lr. Gen. Ben Hodges, USA, the United States is currently moving a battalion into Ukraine. I hope and pray that the mission of that battalion will be to prevent the enlargement of the Ukraine War and will support the recently declared truce there.

Josei Toda: "It is not my purpose to debate matters of victory or defeat in war or the pros and cons of policies and ideologies; rather, I grieve at the thought that war causes countless people to lose their husbands or wives, and leaves countless people seeking for lost children or parents. There will be people who are killed without warning, and people who lose everything they own and are turned adrift. There will be youths who are killed without understanding why they had to die. There will be old women who cry, 'I never did anything wrong!' as they perish. There will be children who wonder if they have any relatives left in this world, including their parents and siblings. And there will be housewives who are convinced it is normal to live with nothing but the clothes on their backs."

Many people are saying that the Ukraine War could lead to the use of nuclear weapons between Russia and the USA. Some say that the USA has even declared that it isn't ruling out the "first strike" option! That is very sad for veterans and citizens of the USA to hear.

Josei Toda: "Although a movement calling for a ban on the testing of atomic or nuclear weapons has arisen around the world, it is my wish to go further, to attack the problem at its root. I want to expose and rip out the claws that lie hidden in the very depths of such weapons.


"I wish to declare that anyone who ventures to use nuclear weapons, irrespective of their nationality or whether their country is victorious or defeated, should be sentenced to death without exception.


"Why do I say this? Because we, the citizens of the world, have an inviolable right to live. Anyone who jeopardizes that right is a devil incarnate, a fiend, a monster."

Quotes of Josei Toda are from the Josei Toda website, at the webpage Peace

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Chuck - Great post. Thanks. The reference to the WTO and Bankster "globalism" really cuts to the rotten Heart of the Problem. Ignorant psychotics, who fail to understand the laws of Life and Karma, think that war is the way to make "easy money" & maintain illusory power. The same kind of people run the global casino economy and its eternal debt for profit scam, Plutonomy, rationalized by their insanely negative socioeconomic paradigm. Until it's no longer legally justified to make profits on war, rampant destruction, and ever more toxic pollution of the biosphere, their will be no end to those great evils - not before the end of this dark world anyway.

Michael Lucas Monterey,

Thank you for your deep understanding and for your response to my post!

As we say in English, "It's always darkest before the dawn."

And Nichiren has written: "Great events never have minor omens. When great evil occurs, great good follows. Since great slander already exists in our land, the great correct Law will spread without fail. What could any of you have to lament?" from Great Evil  and Great Good, WND I - 168, p. 1119.

Thank you again for your reply!

Chuck

Michael Lucas Monterey,

Thank you for your deep understanding and for your response to my post!

As we say in English, "It's always darkest before the dawn."

And Nichiren has written: "Great events never have minor omens. When great evil occurs, great good follows. Since great slander already exists in our land, the great correct Law will spread without fail. What could any of you have to lament?" from Great Evil  and Great Good, WND I - 168, p. 1119.

Thank you again for your reply!

Chuck

Chuck, thanks again for posting such a thought provoking message for discussion, including Pres. Toda's profound comments on the issues. I reread it and was inspired to share further reflections & realizations.

What I get from the essence and meaning of his statements is that there is no violent 'Peacefare' and especially not with weapons of mass-destruction. I also See the hidden claws Toda Sensei mentioned as the 3 Poisons - of heedless foolishness, greed, and hateful hostility - but also the institutionalization of them in the negative, inherently exploitive globalist financialist socio-economic system, and in the devilish industries of destruction 'fueled' by corrupt governments and the ecocidal banking cartel. Yet, as some of the modern world's worst monsters admitted, the only power they have is given to them by the majority of the people. Unfortunately, as in Nichiren's time, a vast majority wish to remain addicted to deliberate ignorance & foolishness, greed, hostilities, mass-deception and obedience to their ruling exploiters & demons. I see it as a pandemic spiritual & cultural plague. I therefore See the awful plight of our fellow beings as the prime motive for inspired Kosenrufu, shakubuku, and daimoku. The only "warfare with conscience" possible is for ending the cancerous tyranny of evil, like what drew the USA into WW2. Now, the USA and Israel seem to be the last strongholds of evil tyranny, even though the USA's seems to be the "Soft Tyranny of the majority" predicted in 1831 by Alexis de Toqueville. I'm not sure how it will end (on this planet), but the devilish functions of Heartless globalism ensure plenty of job security for heroic liberators. So, with the founders and Ikeda Sensei, we SGI members can celebrate our great fortune! NMRK, NMRK...

Somehow, reading your brief letter, I lead myself to study "On Practicing the Buddha's Teachings" (WND I - 42, pp. 391-397). From p. 392:  

"This is the age of conflict in which the pure Law has been lost. Moreover, in this evil country, the ruler, his ministers, and even the common people are without exception tainted by evil. They have opposed the correct teaching and revered erroneous doctrines and teachers instead. Therefore, demons have burst into the country, causing the three calamities and seven disasters to strike again and again."

I humbly honor and thank you for all your courageous daimoku and for all the shoju and shakubuku that you do!

Chuck - Wow. I feel so honored to be in dialog with such wonderful Myoho Brothers & Sisters, even via cyber-space. Your responses to my replies are so helpful to me that my appreciation & gratitude & love & tears of Joy are far beyond the power of worldly language. That last quote of the Daishonin's mind-boggling awareness, understanding, courage and supreme compassion is at once poignantly tragic, sobering, humbling, and yet super encouraging. It also reminded me that we, you, our other strong warriors in Spirit, and all apprentices of our great Mentors are really equals in this pre-determined struggle for universal Awakening and world peace. Chuck, know that I will always remember your contributions & loving compassion and nurture our greatest possible solidarity & Joy! Thanks again Brother - NMRK, NMRK...!!!

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