If we, as individual nations,
are really serious about our being one
in the particular spirit of our region...
Then it's time to start thinking and loving
ourselves like one region... like one ASEAN.
incline thy better thoughts
towards our ASEAN at least once a week!
to enlarge thy hearts (and be generous!)
to embrace all our brothers and sisters in the region,
finding ever deeper ways to love us all...
ASEAN is essential.
that does not fill thy spirit with love
to put an end to all thy hatreds
and overcome all thy wars
is but thy ignorance of it.