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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Family Article 9 - 家族版 憲法九条

Dalai Lama said:

' Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually.

Peace, for example, starts within each of us.

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. '

When I read this, I thought about writing a family version of the Article 9.

It would be:

In English,

Family Article 9
Aspiring sincerely to a family peace based on justice and order, Iforever renounce punishment as a right of a parent and the threat or useof force as means of settling family disputes.

In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, physical,verbal, and psychological violence such as neglect, confusion and double standards as well as other potential means of violence, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of family members will not be recognized.

In Japanese,

家庭憲法九条
私は、正義と秩序を貴重とする家庭平和を誠実に希求し親権の発動たる懲罰と、暴力による威嚇または暴力の行使は、家族紛争を解決する手段としては、永久にこれを放棄する。

前項の目的を達するため、物理的な暴力だけでなく、言葉による暴力、心理的な暴力、無視、混乱、二重基準といった全ての暴力的手段はこれを保持しない。家族間の交戦権はこれを認めない。

I believe only when we exercise the Article 9 in our family, community, and workplace, we will be able to achieve the Article 9 in the world.

It is hard work, and we can do it.

Love and peace,

Satoko

2 comments:

  1. I wrote this 'Family Article 9' as a parent, but we can apply this to couples, brothers and sisters, friends, etc.

    Another thing that I discovered in this exercise is that the Article 9 is indeed negative. It only talks about what we can't do, not what we can do. Would anybody like to volunteer to write a 'Positive Article 9?'

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  2. Robert Kowalczyk5:43 am

    Satoko,

    Wonderful photographs and thoughts. I particularly liked the idea of a Family Article 9. All of it is connected, isn't it?

    Wonderful to meet you in Hiroshima/Nagasaki while hoping to meet again.

    Robert

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