The Peace Trinity (In Memory of Prof. Johan Galtung)

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Feb 2024

S. P. Udayakumaran, Ph.D. - TRANSCEND Media Service

Trinity holds sway on the Earth,
Of examples there’s no dearth.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Anitya, Duhkha, Anatman course,
Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva here
Are Generator, Operator and Destroyer.
Divine threes induce political trios
Marx, Engels and Lenin ethos.
Political threesomes beget economic tri
Where everything’s measured three by;
Classic PDC to Contemporary LPG,
The story of Northern Domination Trilogy.
Peace too has a trinity
That may go into eternity.
Three G’s have no faulting:
God, Gandhi and Galtung.
Generator, Operator and Destroyer, GOD,
That’s Conflict, life and future goad.
Peace we need and not pieces,
Progress as Nature pleases.
End never Justifies the means,
Truth never comes from evil deeds.
Eye for an Eye makes no sense,
As all of it will become nonsense.
All these Gandhian dictums
Inspire Galtungian theorems:
Peace from peaceful means,
With DPT peaceworker builds.
Transcend conflict by all means,
Dialogue and negotiate all needs.
Peace does not befall on you
Seek for it and strive for it,
Stand to gain from all of it
Of the three G-formula
GOD, Gandhi and Galtung:
Go, Get, Grow!


PDC: Production, Distribution, Consumption
LPG: Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization
DPT: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Therapy


S.P. Udayakumar, Ph.D. – Tamil Nadu, India (
* SACCER-South Asian Community Center for Education and Research (promoting life-long, life-wide and life-deep education)
TRANSCEND Network, South Asia Convener (TSA) (For Rethinking South Asia)
* People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)
* National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (NAAM) (For a Nuclear-Free India that has No Deals, No Mines, No Reactors, No Dumps, and No Bombs)

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