In today's program, we'll continue to explore the spiritual wisdom in Shakespeare's timeless masterpieces. By drawing on the pastoral, Shakespeare reminds city-dwelling audiences of the richly edifying realizations that are born out of being in the great outdoors. "And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything." Shakespeare also applied his unparalleled linguistic talent to enshrine timeless values such as cherishing life, acting with high moral principle, reflecting inwardly, showing clemency, and never losing hope. In his history and tragedy plays, Shakespeare wrote about wars not only to illustrate the ramifications of killing karma, but also to propagate his ideal for a peaceful world.