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BALANCED THINKING AND ACTIONS.

The greatest need for thinking and actions to bring about Global Peace is for the individual to realize the measure of spirituality in their life. No government or dictator can stop people from developing their own spirituality. This will transform their peaceful ways to generate peace-seeking groups of non-violence to change their Country to a peaceful member of the world society and develop a transparent based democracy for all to see. People are greater than governments when acting in this spiritual Reformation for peace. The Internet, although used wrongly by many Governments and individuals is the great breakthrough when peoples can speak to others of their spiritual quest for Peace.

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Comment by Thomas Mitchell Glen on November 14, 2010 at 18:27
Ayra,
Thanks again for your findings from the present day that confirm the relentless surge towards materialism and also where Gandhi stood regarding human unity as against democracy. Your final sentence sums it up well regarding the basic thing being the clarity of people’s vision about the ultimate goal of human life.

The humanity fragmentation that you write of is indeed a good reflection of the present day scenario. However can we possibly consider the spiritual gift of a quantum leap by describing that Inner Knowledge or a Third Eye conception sees human beings being balanced by a spiritual understanding. This is not to be confused with Sainthood, which can only be described as an advanced form of spirituality. The introduction of the spirit developing in the mind creates a balance that then defines the actions of individuals and result in a more honest, honourable and trustworthy person, becoming aware of the need to serve others in their quest for the Truth. The spiritual life in creating a balance could be seen as most rewarding with the ‘seven league progress’ made by humanity to include peace worldwide and thereafter leading to breakthroughs in all fields by new discoveries making our present achievements look primitive. We could be developing a new society without peoples dying in wars, without starving peoples, without uncontrollable outbreaks of disease, without unattended human disasters.
Regards.
Tom.
Comment by Balamurali Balaji on November 13, 2010 at 5:40
Arya ji, your comments are truly giving a newer dimension of looking at the world. As the world is seen in the contexts of developed, developing, under-developed, or even over-developed countries, with that approach, social structure too is changing as well. Groupings like G20, G8, Common Wealth, Non-Aligned, Afro-Asian etc..etc.. focus on socio-economic developments and take these two factors as their measurement units. And, the American president Obama is not an exception.

But, there are individuals who are constantly negotiating and working for the world peace and prosperity. All they could think is in terms of humanity and values that upheld and differentiate the human race from the rest of the animal kingdom. It is to some extent clear that current days' governmental structures would be a hindrance for such individuals and one need to fight it out! I do not see any other ways!
Comment by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on November 12, 2010 at 18:20
Dear brother Thomas, In the world that we are living, our approch towards life is fragmented. We have to change this life style and adopt integrated approch. It means human being can not be devided in to fractions. Today's world human being is devided into majority vs minority that is what democracy is all about. Gandhi was the first political thinker who advocated this concept of Ahimsa, human unity, in the social context. Today the world is beeing artificially devided into Develop and Developing, as you must have seen the speech given by President Obama in Seol in the G20. This type of theory will ultimately devide the human being. That is why Gandhi was not at all in favour of Democracy. You are right that indvidual has to realise the measure of sprituality in their life. Present Systems of of democratic governments is creating hindrance in the way of the people at large. The basic thing is the clarity of people's vision about the ultimate goal of human life.
Comment by Thomas Mitchell Glen on November 12, 2010 at 11:33
Dear Arya,
Thank you kindly for your comment and explanation of the Sanskrit culture defining the individual’s prayer for peace as Shanti repeated three times for ourselves, then others, then a prayer for having the true appreciation of the nature of all things. This indeed gives us an insight into the Ancients fuller understanding of the Truth and why we must continue to honour those three basic prayers in our daily life.

Your final comment is understandable but governments like individuals are not spiritual in many areas and therefore have not the ‘balance’ as written of earlier. Governments cannot exist without peoples so therefore peoples are more powerful. This idea of people acting in non-violent ways to change government thinking sounds familiar –GandhiTopia!
Kind regards
Tom.
Comment by Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj on November 11, 2010 at 20:40
vERY WELL SAID. THOMASJI, HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS. ACTUALLY SPEAKING WHEN WE USE THE WORD PEACE, WE CANNOT JUSTIFY ITS MEANING FULLY. THE TRUE WORD FOR PEACE IS 'SHANTI' IN SANSKRIT LANGUAGE. INTERSTINGLY, SHANTI MEANS PEACE AND IN ANCIENT INDIAN SCRIPTURES THE WORD SHANTI IS REPEATED THREE TIMES WHERE EVER IT IS USED, NOT ONE TIME ONLY. BECAUSE ONE TIME REPEATING SHANTI IS NOT COMPLETE AND DO NOT CONVEY A CLEAR MEANING OF THE CONCEPT SHANTI. REAL SHANTI CANNOT BE ACHIEVED IN ISOLATION. THEREFORE IT HAS BEEN A TRADITION OF CHANTING SHANTI THREE TIMES. IT IS ACTUALLY THE ASSENCE OF OUR PRAYERS. FIRST TIME SHANTI MEANS, O GOD PLEASE GIVE PEACE WITH IN ME,
SECOND TIME CHANTING SHANTI MEANS, O GOD GIVE PEACE WITH ALL HUMAN BEEINGS AND FINALLY THIRD TIME CHANTING PEACE MEANS, O GOD GIVE PEACE WITH MOTHER NATURE.
HOW COULD WE GET PEACE IF WE CANNOT GET PEACE WITH IN, WITH OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEING
AND FINALLY PEACE WITH MOTHER NATUR? THE MORE BASIC QUESTION IS HOW PEACE CAN BE ATTAINED IF THE SYSTEMS THAT ARE GOVERNING THE WORLD TODAY ARE NOT HELPING PEOPLE TO BUILD AN CONGINIAL ATMOSPHERE FOR BUILDING PEACE?
Comment by Thomas Mitchell Glen on November 11, 2010 at 16:47
I understand your thinking in your reply Balamurali and thank you for your response. The essence of the writing is that peace has to start somewhere and the individual is the best of all places to start. History has shown that Governments cannot bring about peace in our time or any other time and even if so, not for very long. The peaceful path starts with the individual and follows that the Inner Knowing is indeed a special path to follow albeit a rough one as we stumble over our egos to even begin the journey and then learn to love our enemies who have caused us great mental anguish and physical suffering and finally to accept the spiritual power without question that leads us to peace within and then continue to serve others in need.
Comment by Balamurali Balaji on November 11, 2010 at 14:12
Very intuitively said, Thomas.

Global Peace is a wider concept where-in an individual or a country has to take it with a lot of conviction to put themselves in the process of reformation of peace in the midst of all kinds of nuances. Internet and Computers play a greater role in achieving and attaining the expected level of peace and spirituality. And governments in few countries (including India) have started realizing it. As one has rightly pointed out “Sitting in front of a computer and using it for hours is a kind of Yoga and man has thus become a Yogi”.

As the battle between people and governments goes on for various aspects of truth and justice, very rarely the quest for spiritual peace is seen and realized by the both. When we give it a thought for a while, quest for justice and quest for spiritual peace are inter-dependent even though one cannot ensure that both should follow the same path. While seeking peace within, the inner soul (or, mind) cannot seek for justices that result in the form of materialistic or worldly pleasures.

Mahatma Gandhi’s life is a unique example for the reformation of peace. Leaving the affluent style and course of actions had put Him successfully as a saint yet battling for freedom and fight for social evils. He had had a peaceful life as he had attained the highest level of self-realization. He was not lost in the service of the nation or people as He had consistently dedicated Himself for the restoration of human values and reformation of the nation.

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