PILGRIMAGE FOR NO MORE FUKUSHIMA
“I hope this very short pilgrimage become a little contribution toward nuclear free world”.
From 22 – 24 April 2016, Reverend G. Nagase will walk from Aberffraw to Holyhead, location of Wylfa B Nuclear Power Plant.
Reverend G. Nagase, member of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order, is based at the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park in London.
Chapter XIX of the Lotus Sutra, the Merits of the Preacher, says: “If he refers to popular classics, maxims for ruling the world, means of livelihood, and so forth, all will coincide with the True Law”. Politics, economy, and so forth, all must coincide with the True Law. If this is not practised, then the world will perish.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) also clearly stated ‘THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE’ in his ‘Unto This Last’ (4 Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy, published in 1862). In 1904, in South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi read this book and was deeply impressed and influenced by it. In 1908, Gandhiji used the time of his first long imprisonment to paraphrase this book into Gujarati and called it ‘Sarvodaya’ (equal rise or prosperity of all without exception).
For the outstanding Japanese economist, Hirofumi Uzawa (1928-2014), the words ‘THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE’ became his lifetime motto. No More Hiroshimas, No More Nagasakis, No More Fukushimas, must be the mission for the Japanese people and Japan must abolish nuclear power. Instead, Japanese technology must be used for renewable and sustainable energy for a peaceful future.
In the Old Testament, Malachi Chapter IV, says: “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; then all the arrogant and all evildoers shall be stubble, and the day that is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will not leave them root or branch. But for you, who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will arise with healing its beams, and you will go forth and leap like calves from the stall”.
I should like to make a humble short Peace Pilgrimage for No More Fukushimas from St Cwyfan’s Church in the Sea to Wylfa-B for a peaceful nuclear free future for our children’s children’s children.
I should like to ask for your kind support to help make this Pilgrimage possible.
With palms together in prayer.
Nipponzan Myohoji, The London Peace Pagoda
22 April 2016 St. Cwyfan’s Church in the Sea, near Aberffraw
23 April 2016 From St. Cwyfan’s Church in the Sea – Holyhead
24 April 2016 Holyhead – Wylfa-B
Previous Peace Walks made by Reverend G. Nagase:
- 1991 England: walk from Brantwood (John Ruskin’s home), Coniston, Cumbria to London Peace Pagoda, Battersea Park
- 1992 France: walk from Ruskin Pavillion(Mornex) to Strasbourg.
- 1993 Austria to Poland: walk from Vienna Peace Pagoda to Oświęcim,(Auschwitz),
- 1994 Ukraine to Russia: visit and pray at Chernobyl, walk from Kiev to Yasnaya Polyana(Leo Tolstoy’s home)