Norway Sings for Kindness

Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in Norway last summer. He claims he’s a soldier in a war against immigrants, non-Christians, and socialists, and is proud of his actions.  

Breivik said in court last week that the lyrics of the peace song Children of the Rainbow are ‘dangerous’: 

A sky full of stars,

Blue ocean as far as you can see,

An earth where flowers grow.

Can you wish for more? 

Together we shall live,

Every sister, every brother,

Small children of the rainbow

And this fertile soil. 

But tell all the children,

Tell your father, tell your mother:

This is our last chance

To share one hope, one world. 

Shocked by Breivik’s lack of remorse for the massacre, Norwegians decided to confront him by demonstrating their commitment to loving kindness. Yesterday in Oslo and other cities, many gathered to sing Children of the Rainbow. An estimated 40,000 stood in the rain in the capital, where they were led in song by Lillebjørn Nilsen. 

We also stand and sing with the kind and peaceful people of Norway.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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