The World’s Central Conflict, a Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Kingship

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Conclusion The central theme of all the world’s conflict is the world’s desire to have a just King with divine qualities, yet our rejection of the very idea such a King could even exist…

The very revolutions Voltaire and Franklin helped lead will be fruitless. As they sought to remove religion from government, they had no idea humanity, in its pursuit of happiness, would slowly destroy the revolutions they created. As our environment degrades, as our care for our neighbors decrease, as our civic engagement is replaced by 24 hours of entertainment, and as we replace the divine with ourselves, we are losing our liberties. We are losing the ability to work and live a decent livelihood, we are losing our ability to drink clean water, breathe clean air, to create, and most importantly, rely on each other for support. Our families are suffering from increased dysfunction, our churches, mosques, temples, and synagogues are no longer pillars of virtue but instead symbols of our own hypocrisy. Our local governments and echelons above are ruled by money and profit, not by the pursuit of individual liberty for all nor the mutual shared benefit of all. This is true throughout the world, from the USA, Haiti, the Congo, Greece, Russia, China, India, and everywhere in between. The entire world has succumbed to these effects.

We need to change. Let’s talk about what this change can look like.

For a great insight into the very important topic for this Present Time, for Justice and for the well being of all  read the full post.

Source: The World’s Central Conflict, a Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Kingship

Borders!

Year 2002. My attention was first brought to the borders by a friend- how it was separating lands and humans. It took me years to realize those words to a deeper level though.

When I seriously started to think about the borders and their effects i was amazed. Some set of woven metal wires, looks so simple but pierces hearts, society, country, whole human nation!

Powers of Borders:

1. It changes your identity

2. Changes your character

3. Changes your social status

4. Changes your philosophy

5. It is brought by War and Brings potential future war ( If anyone from other side lays even an eye on the land)

6. It increases even few steps distance into bigger distance..few minutes distance into few month’s distance

7. Decreases human rights and eventually leads the human race to not even recognize animal rights

And more..

I humbly gave thought behind the idea of borders. In childhood i learned that we need to set fences around our crop fields or orchards to protect from wild animals. Well when i first visited village i don’t remember seeing any fence around the crop fields though. Anyway.. i also tried to think from the perspective of protecting a land from potential criminals! But then my heart asked- Hmm, so tell me what about the home grown criminals? And if you think you got an effective Government who is successful at controlling the crimes within border then does that wisdom flee away as soon as the borders are lifted? I would admit this one question convinced me to never feel supportive about borders between lands. I believe without those borders this world would experience more spread developments.

Look at the irony- you can not stop an animal from migrating to another lands with those borders..the migratory birds are one big example:). Who do we consider as the wild animals then? We were taught to respect our border guards as they are working days and nights only to protect the borders (to protect the country). I am not saying there should not be any guards to protect laws and safeguard the citizens. But can’t that purpose be served by having those guards working the way they would do for protecting people from internal criminals? Borders brought security but increased insecurity feeling. Increased ethnicity clashes. Increased nationality crisis, Increased refugees, Increased Sighs…

I am hopeful about humanity. People today through many incidents, soft or harsh, are discovering and realizing that all humans are but one nation. On this note i would like to share a holy quote –

The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.

~ Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

Hopefully we will bring our faith and realization into action and the borders will be lifted. I do understand there might be some thoughts -1. i like this idea but who will accept it?

2. So many borders all over the world and so many minds. It won’t be easy!

3. It will take too much time and we won’t probably even live to see that day!

I don’t know which country will come forward or which person will … but consider asking some questions to thyself- do i believe in it in the first place? Do i consider my neighbor country people as one nation no matter how low or how high their status might be? Do i let my faith travel beyond borders? We may or may not live to see that united nation in action but God sure has gifted us with this Present to take initiative towards that reality. If we sow a seed of a plant it will grow with proper care even if we don’t live until it starts bearing fruits. That really doesn’t make us looser nor any less significant. It may not be easy but it is not impossible :). I would like to share an encouraging quote again-

That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. ~Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

 

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One Day of Peace, 364 Days for War — Unueco Partio

I love the idea behind the International Day of Peace. Here is one day, out of the many different observances we have created, to promote peace itself. Why does peace need a specific day? Because the other 364 days are for war. Fortunately, there are some progresses towards peace. The Western Hemisphere is officially conflict […]

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A New Book for any place anytime

I haven’t read ‘The Divine Comedy’ of Dante, nor did I get a chance to read any  literary work of Petrarch (founder of Humanism) or Boccaccio. The three famous fountains of European Renaissance. What I learned about them is through their significant works they extended the line of Humanity which was somehow on the verge of its loss during that time in and around Europe.

Reading the book “Unueco Partio: Creating a Single World Currency” gave me a feeling this is one of the books for this Present Time to extend the line of Humanity once again.

From the name of the book one might think it is all about Economics but reading it I discovered its core passion towards world humanity and its Unity. What I love about this book is it’s acknowledgement of the Creator of Humanity and that how circling around Him humankind can discover its Greater unity and a Better world of equality:) .

 

 

I am pleased to announce the release of the first Unueco Partio book. Book Description Using principles from the world’s faiths and sciences, values shared by individuals and families, and the desire to constantly innovate and improve, Unueco Partio makes the argument for creating a single world currency. To support this, a framework of ideas […]

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Living Words

Today when i saw the word ‘expert’ the person who first came to my mind is ‘Jesus’. The reason might be I was thinking of Him before i read that word.

What was he expert at? At Loving, being compassionate, wise, forgiving, understanding… at being an Ideal human, at being an ideal delegate of God! What was the driving force behind his expertise? I see ‘Love’. Actually now that I am saying he was expert my heart is saying -nah! those virtues are actually beyond the feel of the word expertise or skills. He was more than that. If i say he practiced ‘Love’ then it feels less softer than ‘Love’. But yeah Love itself got revealed through him. He let Love flow through..To the extent that there remained no barrier between Him and Love. Therefore whomever received him received Love. He let forgiveness flow within to the extent that there remained no barrier between him and Forgiveness. Thus whomever received him received Forgiveness.

🙂 He not only taught to love ,he became love. He lived the words he spoke. He himself was living words. Living Holy Book. He and all whom God sent as His Messenger. All of them are the Living Words of God.

 

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I believe one picture may evoke many different thoughts or emotions in different persons. When I was producing this art work I had some thoughts and some realizations. Even i sometimes get a different feelings when I look at these works later. Does it happen to you too?

I would like you to share whatever thoughts or feelings evoked inside you as you are seeing this art work. I really would like to discover our interconnected thoughts and their flow.

Thanks 🙂
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Poverty

Poverty has been playing a dangerous role behind rising crimes and accepting crimes for a long time. The crimes ranges from petty stealing to even killing the mass people.

I would say one of the many reasons behind ‘rising extremist groups’ is ‘poverty’.  Extremist or Opportunist Oppressive leaders have been using this as a tool to lure the poor ones, from children to adults, to commit a crime for their purpose in exchange of money. During the strikes they would give money to some poor who may not even have any direct connection to any political party and ask them to go burn down vehicles, cut down the trees to block roads, bang someone’s head, throw cocktails or such explosives etc. They would target needy people even from middle class or seemingly rich family who probably got into some crisis and are needing urgent help. They would give them money as loan or even free. And bind them in a circle of liability ,gratitude as a price for the taken help. What do they want in return? They want them as their slave now to perform all the tasks they need to get done for establishing fear among the people and establish ‘Power’ over others. I would admit ‘greed’ also plays a lead key in this scenario.

But there are genuine poverty too. There are people whose even very basic needs are not met. There are people who get education and have good skills too but then they face crisis of work. Either because they don’t have a higher pricey degree or because they don’t have enough money to give as a bribe, or because they don’t have early work experience (Man, where do i get experience from if you don’t give me a job in the first place? :p ) or because they don’t look smart enough etc. etc. There are also many people with many good skills even if they don’t necessarily have higher degrees. But how often are they considered to be hired? Not very often. Especially in a poor country job with a good salary for such people is almost like water in the middle of desert and in  a developing country you will have to keep good watch. Farming, Carpentry, Plumbing, Cleaning etc. are pretty significant works but yet if you look from the perspective of those countries you will see how even a respectful work looses its appeal due to the money you earn against it. Imagine a farmer in south Asia. Rice is a very popular agricultural product in those countries. But how much does a farmer earn. Let alone money a farmer doesn’t even get a respectful look at them often. When someone from city goes to visit villages and they smile at a farmer i wonder how often do they feel like that man is equal even to the man who might be a boss in his office. Can we imagine if all the farmers, all the road cleaners, all those workers whose work looks low to us stopped working in those sectors who would do those chores? Either the rich ones or since they r not skilled at those works may b we all go starving, enjoy garbage all around etc.

Anyway.. So when people receives neither just portion against their labor nor even respect they eventually get frustrated. And these frustrations sometimes lead to small crimes to potential big crimes. Obviously there are strong people too who wouldn’t fall in the traps of crime to get money. But their strength doesn’t make them unworthy of getting proper price for their works!

To what extent can a family’s poverty go that even a mother takes drastic step to sell her daughter/s. To which extent poverty has reached that mans are falling in the traps of human trafficking. Sometimes some people would knowingly sell themselves to crime just because the hunger for food, the need of some clothes to cover the body, the need of a roof over head is pretty heavy.

Where has this poverty come from? Why there are people going without foods day after day when in their neighborhood many are sleeping on pricey beds, eating extra pricey foods or more foods than needed or even more foods than they can handle and who even own more than one car. How did all this happen. Why ,how and from where did we start the trend of deciding which work would get more salary and which would get low to lower? Do you think our present system got a Just distribution of economy among all the people on earth?

I believe in law enforcement to prevent crimes. But laws can’t be enough when people are starving unjustly or are being treated with discrimination. And above all I also feel the need of spiritual education for people to promote ‘understanding of Oneness’, ‘Love’ and ‘Unity’.

I wonder what could be a good applicable solution to this ‘Poverty’ and unjust distribution issue. This is definitely needed to be taken seriously even if those issues cease to provoke crimes. And other playing reasons behind crimes should be taken care of too.

 

Perfection

Perfection

This word prompted me to share a quote here –

God is busy with the completion of your work,

both outwardly and inwardly.

He is fully occupied with you.

Every human being is a work in progress

that is slowly but inexorably moving toward perfection.

We are each an unfinished work of art

both waiting and striving to be completed.

God deals with each of us separately

because humanity is a fine art of skilled penmanship

where every single dot is equally important for the entire picture.

~ Shams-i-Tabriz

 

Minority and Majority

What is minority?

When a set of people are different (in their ethnicity, faith, color, wealth, gender, sexual orientation etc.) in relation to the rest of the population of a country they are considered minority within the boundary of that country.

It intrigues me to observe that one land’s minority is another land’s majority. And yet Minority Issue is a burning issue of our world. Since when? Ever since men started to –

  • set borders and create own territory leaving others to need permission to enter their territories.
  • fear.
  • nurture superior feelings.
  • fight each other over different opinions, different ability to earn a day’s living, different ability to protect ownself.
  • deem it justified to offense or attack whoever seemed easy to dominate!

I have been observing some news and people reaction to minority issues. Some recent issues regarding the killing of people of minority group evoked concern among the minority groups and they came out to the street to speak loud for justice. But i haven’t seen them doing so before when people of majority groups were killed unjustly too.

In few days when on the other side of earth a group of another minority group was attacked some people from anther side of earth immediately got concerned whether their relatives around that neighborhood is safe or not. Once they knew they are safe they felt safer.

When a person from majority group is oppressed by men of the majority group it is taken as normal injustice issue. You will hardly see any mention of religion in such cases. But if this man was killed by someone from minority group or if someone from minority group was killed by man from majority group then it immediately sparks fire of ‘Religious love’ and general people alongside the media will name it a religious enmity issue! Why? Isn’t killing an universally recognized crime? I admit there are some people who use the name of faith and their desired interpretations to feel justified about their killings. But do we too somehow feel less justified to speak for justice unless we can add the label of religion to it? Do we secretly recognize it that it is religion which teaches justice so we can expect justice through it? Whatever thoughts are running in our head at that moment those are a mix of our dark and light sides. No?

For the reason i haven’t mentioned the name of the minority groups nor of the majority groups is these are common phenomenon from dynamic perspectives.

So we usually move our bodies to speak for justice only when our countrymen or whom we consider of our type are involved? Think how would it be if we knew we all are in reality of one family and one country. Let’s at least consider to ponder upon it. At this point i would like to share a quote of a messenger of God –

The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.~Gleanings from the writings of Baha’u’llah

It is sad when we want tolerance and justice towards all faith when we play ‘minority’ in a country but when we play ‘majority’ in another country or land  we are oppressive. Thankfully not all are like this and that is where the hope is shining. The bright side is the majority of the people of a country do not support oppression over the minorities. Yesterday just from the responses to one word prompt of ‘understanding’ the way everyone spoke out for the lost lives i strongly believe together we all can rebuild humanity and the country named ‘Earth’ without borders. Please tell me under the Umbrella of One God, our Maker, our Creator, who is minority and who is majority? I see neither but a great Oneness, One big family.
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