Must War Continue?

This comment is from the previous post, Questions on Peace and War.

War will always be a constant in our lives. Violence and peaces are just smaller peices in the stream of chaos. Chaos rules all of us and everything we percieve as reality.

The war within ourselves, I believe is nothing but the constant struggle one goes through to find who we are as a person. Once you come to terms with who you are, then you can achieve “peace”.

This can never stop war because who we are as individuals is opposite from others, thus creating conflict and adding to the chaos that rules us all.

War may have been constant, and may indeed currently be underway as it is. It is all plain to see that it is caused by ideas and beliefs saying there are differences and opposites. But are there any differences or even opposites? Or only ideas about differences and opposites?

This is all very important to see for yourself. Just because something appears in one way doesn't meant that it has to continue. Why do you accept it? Why do you say it is a constant, and therefore, doomed to continue? I don't care about what has happened before, just look at it now, as it is. Why do you want it to continue?

You might say, "I don't necessarily want it to continue," but what do you do to stop it? You clearly see that the belief in the opposite, the belief in the individual, is the root cause of conflict, but why do you accept that it has to be that way? Why do you see it, and at the same time, cling to it?

Why do you assume there is a "who" at all? If you have never gone into it, it may seem confusing, but what if there is no who? What would happen? Is it even possible for the "who" come to terms with itself? These are important questions to meditate on.

I am not saying any of this is right or wrong, and please keep in mind, I am not necessarily talking about "YOU." This isn't a "you are wrong" kind of thing. Not at all. But you see the movement there. It is clear that you see it. But do not stop there. Keep going and find what is at the root.

Don't stop...this is your life, and more importantly, your children's lives. No one else can give this to you. You have to find out for yourself. Not, "find what is right or wrong based on a conclusion." Just find out. Be curious.

I say it can come to an end. You might rightfully ask, "How do you know?" I say these things because it doesn't exist here. And if it is not here, it doesn't have to be there.

There is absolutely nothing special about this organism (Takuin). And if it lives with no conflict, you don't have to either.