| [GMW #755] A World Community of Islands Working On Common Island Issues |
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Idea Dreams 6001-6500
~ Idea 3872 ~
I recommend that all islands of the seas and oceans of the Earth should create a World Community of Islands with a strong central secretariat to deal with the specific problems common to islands. For example:
- To what extent should western 'development' be allowed on islands? Will it not destroy our specific nature, charm and beauty?
- What will happen when aviation will be restricted in the world to preserve the world's atmosphere? Will the hotels and beach resorts on islands be abandoned?
- What kind of people should we allow to settle on islands? What lifestyles and behavior would we expect from them?
- What would be an ideal island for centuries to last, etc.
Daily Idea Dream Topics: Peace, Idea Dreams 6001-6500, Ending War,
Earth's Ecology, Religion & Spirituality
| Robert's Golden Sayings |
|A synthesis between the past and the future |
A synthesis between the east and west
A synthesis between the north and south
A synthesis between science and religion
A synthesis between the heavens and the Earth
Those are the major tasks of our generation.
* We need to develop for the world new medico-social sciences centering on:
My Testament to the UN
-A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995, Chapter 6
| I pray and thank God every day for the United Nations. |
|Quotations and Comments From Robert's book |
Most of All They Taught Me Happiness
By Vicki Rossi
Dear Good Morning World
Here is another set of thoughts on Most of All They Taught Me Happiness. Great to see that the new version of the book will shortly be available. It is a most inspiring and uplifting read :)
#4 Quotation from the chapter entitled “A Moral and Spiritual Dimension”, volume 5 “Lessons from the United Nations”:
With reference to the gathering of spiritual leaders which took place in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, October 1975, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations:
“It was a revelation to me. I suddenly realised that the Hindu philosophy, the Koran, the Talmud, the Bible, the red Indians’ worship for nature, Mother Teresa’s poignant love, U Thant’s Buddhism without God, Pope John’s encyclical ‘Pacem in Terris’, Pope Paul’s visit and message to the United Nations, etc., had all the same meaning. They were multiple manifestations of humanity’s eternal quest for a moral and spiritual order on this planet (…) Their message was the same as that of U Thant: Humanity needs to transcend itself into a moral and spiritual plane and to open its doors to love, understanding, friendship, self-restraint, and morality.”
My related comments:
Humanity’s “eternal quest for a moral and spiritual order” has lead to the present day expansion of the concept of ethics to include the idea of a “global ethics”. Global ethics underlie all facets of international relations, and therefore of individual life: economic, environmental, political, legislative, educational, leisure, etc.
Despite the fact that many governmental leaders are believers in a religious or spiritual faith and, therefore, believe in the existence of the soul, it would seem that international relations are mostly carried out without this illumined idea in mind. In some countries this has to do with the principle of the separation of the state and religion. Nevertheless, it could be supposed that human-human and human-nature relations would markedly improve if the existence of the soul were brought into full recognition. Until that time, if that time arrives, human relations can be greatly enhanced through the promotion of the concept of “global ethics” since the latter is a stimulus for interactions based on the highest human principles of “love, understanding, friendship [human solidarity], self-restraint, and morality”.
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