Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Why Prayers, Meditations, Wishes, and Any Such Don’t Help to Establish a Lasting Peace in the World.

February 28, 2014

It is a safe assumption that ever since humans started experiencing the horrors of warfare, they also started to wish to live in peace that would not end with a war again.

Humans in great numbers have been wishing, praying, meditating for peace since time immemorial, but, so far, with no lasting results. Why should this be so?

The answer might be that the very reason that wars always come back is precisely because we do want to live in peace!–we don’t experience a lasting peace, because our ideas of what peace should be differ from each other so greatly, that we go to war to settle our differences again and over again.

A lasting world peace is possible, of course–it is within human capabilities to effect this–but since our ideas of what such a peace should look like are so diverse, we have to learn how to resolve our differences peacefully, instead of ultimately choosing war every time we feel the desire for peace.

This is what I feel should be done:
All of us who pray, meditate, wish, and etc., for a lasting peace in the world have to get together one way or another, and come up with one unified design of a world we would like to live in. A design in which it would be possible to see how we all are to live together in one world in as small detail as possible. Differences that normally would get resolved in real life with often damaging results would be resolved harmlessly in a model during the process of hammering out of a design in which all of us would find an optimal place in.
More on how this could be done is presented at ModelEarthhttp://www.ModelEarth.Org .

The idea on how to create a lasting Peace in the world is also presented in a different form at: Designing a Lasting Peacehttp://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html .

Thank you, Hearthstone.

O Bodhisattvas!

December 29, 2013

Please help!

One thing in every Bodhisattva’s practice these days stands out: no matter how hard we practice, so that all beings–all beings without an exception–benefit, the conditions for life in this world continue to deteriorate at ever increasing pace.

What can be going wrong? Why isn’t the quality of life for all beings here and now improving?

The reason that things in this world generally are going from bad to worse is that we don’t have a clear idea, a clear thought in our minds of how should all life in this world be accommodated optimally, so that each being exists in harmony with all others.

Or, perhaps, we, individually, do have ideas of what the ideal state of this world should be, but not a single one of our ideas is identical with the ideas of others, and we might not even be aware of this, since there is no proper way to compare our ideas that we might have on the subject with each other, and therefore we all direct our efforts towards sometimes even fundamentally divergent objectives, and, in the end, due to our working towards different objectives (because there is no clearly defined idea of what this world should be like at its optimum), there is no chance for conditions for all life here and now to become optimal ever.

What needs to be done is that we all agree (by what-so-ever expedient and skillful means) on what actually the optimal conditions for all life on Earth should be. Then, while we work towards the same, by all of us agreed upon goal, not anymore sorting out our differences in real life (which is very costly in time, resources, and lives), we stand a much better chance of seeing the tide turning, and seeing the conditions for all life on Earth starting, actually, improving.

That all beings (with no exception) benefit optimally fully here and now is very important, because here and now is forever in all three times and all directions of space. If all beings don’t benefit by our actions here and now, they never will. Here and now is all we have ever. All beings have to benefit fully here and now!

Bodhisattvas! What kind of a world should the Earth be to accommodate all life optimally? How shall we unify, harmonize all our individual ideas about what this world should be like ideally so that we all work towards one clearly defined objective?

Some ideas how this could be done are presented at http://www.ModelEarth.Org .

May all differences, all controversies, all conflicts, and all complaints that there are in this world among all beings be resolved peacefully without any delays! May all these be prevented from ever arising by using what-so-ever expedient, skillful, effective, appropriate, and wholesome means! May this come to pass by the power of all true Bodhisattvas ever merit!

!OmManiPadmeHum!

May all beings, without an exception, benefit to the utmost by this action in all ways possible, spiritually and materially alike, starting with all beings that there are here and now.

May humans become fully and truly forever transparently sustainable for their own good and for the benefit of all beings!

Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone – http://www.ModelEarth.Org .

Relevant:

Creating Lasting Peace- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html

Mahayana: Philosophy for Sustainability- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/mahaecosoc.html

Why Prayers, Meditations, Wishes, and Any Such Don’t Help to Establish a Lasting Peace in the World- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/praypeace.html

This Paradise Earth: Philosophy in Practice- http://www.ModelEarth.Org/paradise.html

MAHAYANA: Sustainability.

July 22, 2008

MAHAYANA:
ECOLOGICAL and SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY.

(The following reflects author’s own understanding of the terms “Mahayana” and “Bodhisattva”).

Mahayana is a view that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all phenomena across all time and space, and that any one’s well-being depends on the well-being of every other being across all time and all space.

A Bodhisattva is one who strives to realize the ideal of Mahayana, and therefore regards the well-being of all other beings as important as one’s own.

To live ecologically and socially sustainably means to acknowledge the need of all other beings to live well also.

The need for living ecologically and socially sustainably is implicit in Mahayana.

Therefore an aspiring Bodhisattva would help all beings to be mentally and physically optimally well, and therefore an aspiring Bodhisattva would promote the way of living ecologically and socially sustainably.

MEDITATION:
Find, or imagine that there is, a mental space in which all the ideas of what anyone might think that their future should look like would be reconciled with each other, so that conflicts in real life would be prevented from occurring.

CREDIT goes to:

Mahayana Philosophy
and
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz
Salem, MA, DMA, Inc., 1984, ISBN: 0-930641-00-0.

More about Robert Fritz’s work is at http://www.robertfritz.com .

DEDICATED

to the optimal physical and mental well-being of all beings anywhere and anytime.

May all differences that there are among beings in this world resolve harmlessly in meditations, prayers, gedanken experiments, and models, before those differences resolve in real life, not infrequently causing harm to all involved.

!OmManiPadmeHum!

Please dedicate your practice to the optimal benefit of all beings of all three times and ten directions of space, starting here and now on Earth.

Creating Peace: http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html
© – 1999 – present day – “ModelEarth”; re-producing of the above is permitted only without changing of the content.

Appeal to Academia.

July 22, 2008

An Appeal to Academia.

Despite the advances that are being made in amassing of knowledge by humankind, not enough of this knowledge is being used to improve the overall quality of life on Earth, even though, arguably, there is enough knowledge available that would enable humankind to improve the living conditions of all Life on Earth considerably.

That humankind’s knowledge is not fully applied to improving the quality of Life on Earth might be mainly due to the fact that the application of knowledge to the what-so-ever various problems that might exist on Earth rests in the hands of people whose power and wisdom to apply knowledge to solving of our problems is limited at most times.

This creates a situation where on one hand individuals who specialize in creating and enhancing of humankind’s knowledge are free to create and enhance as much knowledge as they can and want, only to see, on the other hand, this knowledge not being applied to its full potential extend.

Humankind’s knowledge has become very specialized–it is impossible for anyone to know enough on most subjects in any of the fields of knowledge. This situation limits our ability to plan our future effectively–it is difficult to achieve an agreement on what the ideal future should be.

This situation might be helped by creating of a model that would present the composite of what each participant creator of the model (ideally any and all humans on Earth) would think an ideal state of affairs on Earth should be, in which any and all knowledge available would be applied to optimally portraying of an ideal Earth.

Creating of such a model would permit a vast co-operation across all the fields of all sciences–the closest thing to unification of sciences there might ever happen. The model would be based on the best reason for the existence of science: an actual application of knowledge for the benefit of life on Earth. The on-going creation of such a model would eventually start presenting a picture of life on Earth as it ideally could be–the model would be an “ombudsman” without any executive powers, however one that would be powerful by the strength of presenting a model of for life on Earth optimal conditions based on the knowledge available, to whose opinions the powers-that-there-might-be could gradually be attuned and subsequently sufficiently educated to apply their powers appropriately to the real needs of life on Earth.

No situation, or a research objective modeled could be too small, nor too large in scale, nor would anyone be prevented from trying to improve on any instance modeled, since the model would be ideally accessible by anyone on Earth. Any solutions to any problems would have to be, beside being consistent with the knowledge available in the database, open to anyone’s critique and to anyone’s improvements.

All the components necessary for the creation of such a model are readily available–potentially all the PC’s in the world linked together by, perhaps, using “distributed computing” (which would enable the model to exist without requiring any particular physical location) and the existing data-bases at all the institutions of learning there are. The labor necessary for running of the model could be gotten by diverting of the effort that goes into research that is being done already on solutions vital to humanity into conducting research within the model, thus reducing unnecessary redundancy and improving the quality of research by enabling more researchers from many more fields of science than is currently possible to work on those research problems together, and so vastly enhance the quality of any such research.

The Earth has only one possible future, a future that is the result of all the individual actions that are meant to improve the lives of all the individual actors and their progeny. By resolving conflicts that are a natural consequence of carrying out the individual actors’ wishes for better conditions of their lives in a model, rather than in real life, a great amount of unnecessary suffering could be avoided.

Thank you, Mr. Jan Hearthstone – ModelEarth.Org .

CREDIT:

Mahayana Philosophy

and
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz
Salem, MA, DMA, Inc., 1984, ISBN: 0-930641-00-0.

More about Robert Fritz’s work is at http://www.robertfritz.com .

DEDICATED

to the optimal physical and mental well-being of all beings anywhere and anytime.

May all differences that there are among beings in this world resolve harmlessly in meditations, prayers, gedanken experiments, and models, before those differences resolve in real life, not infrequently causing harm to all involved.

!OmManiPadmeHum!

An Appeal to Academia: http://www.ModelEarth.Org/acappeal.html

Designing Lasting Peace

March 10, 2008

DESIGNING A LASTING PEACE.

Knowing that every time of peace in human history ended in a war, what should “Peace on Earth” look like, so it would not result in a war again?

Unless we can answer this question, and unless we can unify and the eventual answers in order to prevent any discrepancies in the answers to cause strife in real life all over again, we can never achieve real “Peace on Earth”.

We should learn how to imagine, in as much detail as possible, what would constitute a real “Peace on Earth”, and then, since we each have different concepts of the idea, we should learn how to constructively reconcile all the differences in a model (or any other expedient way, e. g. in “gedanken experiments”, meditations, “think tanks”, etc.) in order to arrive at a unified design of “Peace on Earth”, because the Earth can possibly have only one future.

Unifying of all the different ideas that we might have about the future of the Earth in a model would prevent conflicts from happening in real life, since, after all, wars happen because people go to war so that Peace happens their way.

The idea of modeling the future of the Earth is also presented, in more detail, at
http://www.modelearth.org/modelearth.html

MEDITATION:
Find, or imagine that there is, a mental space in which all the ideas of what anyone might think that their future should look like would be reconciled with each other, so that conflicts in real life would be prevented from occurring.

CREDIT goes to

Mahayana Philosophy
and
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz
Salem, MA, DMA, Inc., 1984, ISBN: 0-930641-00-0.

More about Robert Fritz’s work is at http://www.robertfritz.com .

DEDICATED
to the optimal physical and mental well-being of all beings anywhere and anytime.
May all differences that there are among beings in this world resolve harmlessly in meditations, prayers, gedanken experiments, and models, before those differences resolve in real life, not infrequently causing harm to all involved.

!OmManiPadmeHum!
Please dedicate your practice to the optimal benefit of all beings of all three times and ten directions of space, starting here and now on Earth.

Creating Peace: http://www.ModelEarth.Org/peace.html
© – 1999 – present day – “ModelEarth”; re-producing of the above is permitted only without changing of the content.