SYMBOLS OF THE PEACECUFF
The recovery after the Bali bombing of 2002 was barely gaining momentum when it was stopped cold by another vicious event, the 2005 bombings. These two cataclysmic events motivated me to design something beautiful that could be manufactured by hand in Bali and sold in America, so that I could prosper this county that I deeply loved.
Inspired by the artistry and craftsmanship of the Balinese people, the beauty of their culture, it seemed natural that since religious differences had led to the strife, I should focus my design on the similarities (rather than on the differences) of the world’s five major religions, creating a symbol of resonance of peaceful respect among them. Some of the worlds greatest religions are represented equally on the PeaceCuff, symbolizing a personal dream, intention and desire for World Peace.
"This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you." - Mahabharata 5,1517
"What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary." - Talmud, Shabbat 3ia
"Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." - Udana – Varga 5.1
"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." - Matthew 7:1
"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." - The Prophet Mohammed Hadith