Beautiful souls live in order to serve others by thought, word, and action.
The Island of Thought, the Island of Word, and the Island of Action are the three islands of the peace movement. The Island of Word is the most populated one and the Island of Action the least populated. Lovers of humanity all start from the Island of Thought and as their desire grows for serving others, they move into the Island of Word, and finally, some move onto the Island of Action.
The trip from the Island of Thought to the Island of Word involves some treacherous waters. Nevertheless servants make the trip because of their love for others. Several people make this trip because the trip can be done in a boat and they can carry all their belongings with them, but not so with the trip to the Island of Action. They cannot bring any of their belongings from the Island of Word to the Island of Action because they can reach it only by swimming in waters, which are very cold. Even though servants smell the fragrance coming from the Island of Action, which is actually almost next to the Island of Word, they cannot actually see what is on it unless they land on it. For these reasons, only a few of the servants decide to swim to and live on the island of the greatest beauty, the Island of Action.
The citizens of these three islands are all servants of humanity in their own way because they have set their hearts to serve others.
Anyone, who is in a hurry for anything, in the long run accomplishes nothing. But when someone moves from word into deed, we should not call him/her someone in a hurry, but instead someone who has done the right thing.
There are many who are talking, and we need the talkers as much as we need the doers. We arrive at action after we have finished talking, like we arrive at word after we have finished thinking. But there are only a few servants who decide to land on the third island. When we see performers we must hold them as models and strive to follow their example.
The citizens of the Island of Action always encourage the citizens of the other two islands to migrate to their own island.
The citizens of the Island of Word always encourage the citizens of the Island of Thought to migrate to their island, and they are never afraid that their island will become overpopulated. Since they have never been on the Island of Action they cannot encourage anyone to migrate to it. The best they can do is never discourage anyone from their island from migrating to the Island of Action.
The citizens of the Island of Thought, since they have never been on the other two islands, cannot encourage anyone to migrate to them. The best they can do is never discourage anyone from their island from migrating to the other two islands.
Mr. Andreas Toupadakis, Ph.D. is a Former Research Scientist of Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.