- Unlimited Feeling
and World Peace. How can we hope to transcend national boundaries
for real, if our capacity to feel
doesn't even extend beyond the boundary of our own body? Our
capability to feel for others,
depends on our capability to feel to
others, transcending the feeling of "otherness". COMING
- Narcissism and
World Peace. There is something curious about the groups
that have tended to go to war with each other, both traditionally
and currently: Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland, the Jews
and the Arabs, the Indians and the Pakistanis, Chinese and Japanese,
the Serbs and the Albanians. . . Any third party would have
to acknowledge that the warring parties have an awful lot in
common! Why fight? One contemporary commentator suggests as
the explanation, "the narcissism of small differences".
If this is so, the origin of the problem suggests that its cure
must be one that is capable of addressing narcissism altogether.
That is to say: world peace requires a Spiritual solution.
- Let Wisdom Rule.
A brief history of "separation of Church and state".
Why world peace requires human and spiritual maturity, and why
those who have that maturity must require it of their leaders
if there is to be a true and lasting world peace. COMING
- Spiritual Realization:
the Basis for True Morality. World peace has everything
to do with the morality of the individuals who make or mar it.
Why morality from the "inside out" -- based on spiritual
realization -- is simpler, better, and more natural than "outside
in" morality -- based on laws and prescriptions for what
we "should" do.
- Why do We Suffer?
Human suffering is often at the root of world conflict
(and certainly is created as a consequence of it). One of the
longstanding questions of believers in God, particularly in
the Judeo-Christian tradition, is "If God is all-good,
how could God create a universe that contains evil or in which
people suffer? Or, if God didn't create evil or suffering per
se, how could God allow it?" Many people have become atheists
simply because of the lack of adequate address to these questions.
We examine the history of this question (and the responses to
it), and then suggest a real answer that frees us right
now from suffering. COMING
in God vs. Experience of God.
Why settle for just believing in God, when the tangible experience
of God would revolutionize your life?
- The Life of Divine
Invocation. Hoping that 5 minutes of prayer a day will change
the world -- or even oneself -- is something like turning the
electricity on for only 5 minutes a day, and hoping to run a
fulltime business on that basis.
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