The ceremony took place in the Central Park. The four directions were opened in the traditional Mayan way to ask the land for permission to perform the ceremony. Deva Avishta, organizer of the event and Patricia Hume, WPPS Representative in Mexico shared a few thoughts around the importance of promoting peace in the world. Patricia said, “It starts by making peace with our own hearts, at home and in our communities.”
The Peace Pole was hand-carved by Alfredo, who translated the mantra May Peace Prevail On Earth in Maya, the ancient pre-Hispanic language of the local culture.
In Maya, he said, “there is no such a word as peace.” The closest translation of May Peace Prevail On Earth is TE YUKSILE YOK KABIL. Its meaning is a broader one, encompassing the happiness and well being of all creatures, co-existing in the Universe, including the wish that all may realize the highest! He also carved the mantra in English, Spanish and Tibetan so that it can remind people visiting Bacalar of the importance of keeping peace present anywhere and at all times.
May Peace be in Mexico! May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Patricia Hume, WPPS Representative in Mexico