Clearing the Sins of the Father: A Possible Pathway to Peace in the World

by Sukhbir Singh - Date: 2007-01-08 - Word Count: 1340 Share This!

Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

(Ezekiel 18:19-20) King James Version

This article is a short essay that was created in order to feed a new idea that is much needed in this world: that of peace being a possibility in our lifetime. The only way to create this period of peace is to realize that there are currently no conflicts in this world that are truly of the present. This may not be very obvious at first, but will eventually become clear by the time this essay is over. I would truly appreciate your patience at reading the entire essay without judgment and then to come to your own conclusions. This is not an essay meant to force you to any worldview. It is simply one that was intentionally created in order to open up a vortex for the possibility of peace within our lifetime (within the next 20 years). To some, you may have already stopped reading, as you don't believe it is possible. I would encourage the people who believe in the possibility of ending conflict to read on and learn about this most practical way to create this change.

In order to understand peace, we have to understand the power of intention. Most of the new souls being born into our world have chosen to be born with their own intentions. However, when they are young, they get swept up with the prevalent intentions of their race and their family. During their early life, they do feel the conflict between their inner selves wanting to live out their intention, and the pressures put upon them to continue the prevalent intentions of the community and the family. This internal conflict is felt as a negative emotion that can come in any form as anger, rebelliousness, or just a general feeling of sadness as something else is being imposed upon them. In other words, this is the point where the "sins of the father" are carried on by the sons and daughters of the world.

When children are born, they are simply born as human beings. They do not have an inherent hatred or prejudice against any race, cast, or creed of people. All people are simply viewed as people to the child. However, as the years pass, the pressures of the expectations of the community tend to remain strong. That would not be so devastating if the community did not already harbor a hatred towards people of the other race by repeating stories of past atrocities committed at a time even before their grandparents were born. What we have to realize is that the current conflicts that are being acted out today are simply the continuation of the conflicts of the past. The past keeps on being referred to and is continually being used as a catalyst to instill hatred in children which will enable them to be more effective at hating others.

An example of this is the current fights between Hindus and Muslims in India. What we have to realize is that the fights today have nothing to do with what started today. True, there are many present horrendous events that are occurring but we have to realize one true point. These horrendous events are the effects of what these people were taught as children. And what were they taught as children? They were taught hatred. How was this hatred instilled within them? Through stories of the past that have made their way into the history of the race. These stories of past atrocities are prevalent in all countries and should be there, but they should be viewed in their own perspective. These acts of atrocities were not acts committed by a perpetual race, but were the acts created by certain groups or individuals, in a different time, who belonged to these races. What most of the teachers do however, is take a biased view, and start to view the race itself as the target of attack.

We should learn from the Jews, who see the Holocaust as an event in the past that they will never allow to happen again. We should learn from them how to leave the past in the past. You don't see Jews today attacking Germans. They have more sense than that. They realize that the people alive today do not have any relation to the people who committed the atrocities. They realized that it wasn't the German people who were wrong, but a group of people committed to an ideology that existed in the mid 1900s that simply happened to be born to a German family. That's it! They do not take something and blow it out of proportion. They simply view it as something in the past.

What I am proposing as a way to end these wars is to leave the past in the past. I am not saying to forget about the past, but I am talking about teaching history without making the current people of that religion or race a target of the hatred that we may have for what the ancestors of that race or religion have done to the ancestors of our race or religion. We have to realize that all of us are human beings first. The religion, title, or status are all secondary to the fact that we are human beings. In the eyes of the truth, we are all related to each other. There is no use to perpetuate the wars.

How do we end this today and have peace become a reality within 20 years? The way that this can happen is with the children of today. We should simply treat history as history and that's that! The way to teach them is to tell them about what happened but to not create any judgments or generalizations about a certain race or culture. We should realize that atrocities are not created by a racial group, but are created by certain people or groups of people who simply happen to belong to a particular religion or community. It is time we wake up our children to the fact that the past is the past and that today they can form friendships with each other rather than continuing the fires of hatred for something that has happened either hundreds of years ago or even just yesterday. Today is a new day.

The only way for this to work is if we, the people of all communities and all religions, begin to remove the biases and begin to teach about the past without judgment. If we are willing to put the past behind us and start to look at the possibility of a brighter future of peace for our children and for the world. Children are being born every moment, each of them a blank slate, bringing with them their true intentions of what they want to create in the world. Bringing with them the flower of freshness, a new beginning for the world. It is an atrocious act to snuff out their fresh intentions and fill them with the continuation of past atrocities. All great teachers have spoken along these lines, "Hatred does not cease by using hatred. By love alone, do they cease. This is the Eternal Law." It is time for us to allow these new bringers of light to create an era of peace. A wise man once said, "Every time I see the birth of a child, I know that God has not given up on humankind yet." It is time that we honor this event by allowing the vision of God to start flourishing in our world.

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Sukhbir Singh is the visionary Founder and Seminar Leader of LifeApps! Personal Development International. The purpose for the existence of LifeApps! is to create programs and tools that will allow people to get back in touch with the LIFE that they truly are and to start living as that. This enables people to focus less on their limitations and more on the possibilities that they can create for their lives! For more information you can visit us at our website: or contact us via email at

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