Remembering Sep 11, 10 years ago I was with friends having tea at "mamak" stalls when LH called me on my mobile saying the world is going into another war. I rushed home to catch the live telecast on TV. I can still remember vividly the image of NYC WTC Twin Towers bellowing with inferno of the two plane crashes. It was like a Hollywood production to me, but deep in my heart I start to chant to the people who perished, injured and trapped in there. I was stuck with the TV screen the whole night and witness the collapse of the once famous landmarks of NYC. I can truly feel how great the destruction was like because i was there for a conference a year ago. I can remembered the crowd in the subway station located at the basement of the WTC during the rush hours.
Today, I looked back at the same images of the WTC and look back how much we have learned from this lesson. The world has definitely seen a great tightening of aviation security and a few wars raged against the "suspicious" nations like Afghanistan and Iraq led by the "police" of the world, the America. We also witnessed the execution of the head of the enemy of America, Saddam Hussien & Osama bin Ladin.
Have we solved the terrorist problems? The answer is clearly No! The moment we killed a Saddam, we created a hundred more; the moment we killed a Bin Ladin, we created a thousand more! It is not going to end this way.
Haven't we learned from our past history the revengeful method of "an eye for an eye" can never solve the problem of humankind? In fact there are analysis reporting America is the greatest loser after 911, whereby thousands of American were sent to battle field and today's America's growing deficits was also due to its big military budget spent against terrorism. Has American won or has the terrorist won?
We have to recognize the terrorism is not a solely American problem. It is a problem to humankind at large. Terrorism is not confined to Islam fundamentalist alone, they are potentially everywhere we could perceive.
Buddhism of Nichiren has a solution to this. And Soka Gakkai is the one inherited this solution with the true spirit of this teachings founder, Nichiren. Based on this great teaching, SGI President Ikeda has been calling for a revolution of mankind to change this world. A revolution that shed no blood and everyone of us can involve to change the current situation for a better world we want to be. A revolution called the Human Revolution. For those who believe in this revolution shall join Soka Gakkai and start making this world a better world to live in.