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Wednesday, October 05, 2005


[GMW #789] A Global Inventory of Our Success, Mistakes In Our Evolution

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[GMW #789] A Global Inventory of Our Success, Mistakes In Our Evolution
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Ending War

~ Idea 1646 ~

At the end of this century and millennium we should make a world-wide inventory of our progress, successes, achievements, mistakes, wars, misdoings, destructions and other major facts in our evolution.

The survey might not be perfect, but the mere fact of looking through a glass window and of having electricity are such wonders that if people from the middle ages would live today they would not believe it.

This is why I have obtained from the UN General Assembly the decision to declare the year 2000 International Year of Thanksgiving as expressed in my Dream 2000. Yes, I think that humans have every reason to give thanks to God for our miraculous home and for having allowed us to do so much progress.

We should also promise to do infinitely better in the next century and millennium and fulfill finally His dreams and wishes to see a divine human family live happily in His divine Creation. Our objectives can be nothing less.

Daily Idea Dream Topics: Peace, Idea Dreams 6001-6500, Ending War,
Earth's Ecology, Religion & Spirituality

Robert's Golden Sayings
The whole Earth, you and I, we manifest the essence of being. The more I ‘am’, the greater my consciousness, the more I have fulfilled my reason for living. To be or not to be that is indeed the question.
Walking from my home to the railroad station, I had a great philosophical thought. I did not write it down and now I have forgotten it! Like Leonardo da Vinci I should always have a notebook and pen or pencil on me.

My Testament to the UN
-A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, 1995, Chapter 6

People often complain that there are, too many wars on this planet and that there will always be wars. They are unduly pessimistic. The planet has not seen a world war in the last forty years, while several could have broken out. My grandfather knew three wars, my father two, I one, and neither of my sons did military service. Regarding local wars, I once sat down and compared the world statistics on automobile accidents. The number of dead and injured people was several times greater than that of people killed or wounded in local wars. Yet, people complain more about wars than about automobile accidents.

Most of All They Taught Me Happiness By Robert Muller
Selected Quotes and Related Comments
By Vicky Rossi

#7 Quotation from the chapter entitled “Happy Even in Prison”, volume 2 “Lessons from the War”:

“(…) My attitude toward the loss of liberty was applicable to a much broader set of human conditions, for, as I advanced in life, I learned that man [people] on his [their] little planet is [are] always, in one way or another, a prisoner of something: He [They] is [are] a prisoner of his [their] time, his [their] beliefs, his [their] class, his [their] possessions, his [their] education, his [their] God, his [their] institutions, his [their] employer, his [their] nation, his [their] culture. He [They] is [are] a prisoner of the biosphere and of the immensely complex life processes that traverse him [them] and link him [them] with the earth. Thus, a few minutes without oxygen will kill him [them]. (…) Yes, man [men and women] is [are] a prisoner in every direction, except one: within himself [themselves].”

My related comments:

Physical confinement in the form of imprisonment can restrict a person’s movement and behaviour, but cannot impose the same restrictions on a person’s spirit. Robert provides a vivid example of this as do people like Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi.

However, this excerpt reminds us that even if we are not confined by physical prison walls, all people face the challenge of overcoming the illusion of being free. This illusion, which is often spoken about in Oriental religious practises such as Buddhism, is particularly difficult to overcome precisely because a person is not aware of being in any way restricted. However, in the end we are the product of our upbringing. We have absorbed what has been taught to us by our parents, by our schools – on this point, the German nation has had the courage to accurately portray the sad events of WWII in their history books, whereas such courage has been lacking in other countries – in our churches and by our media. We are indoctrinated into the values of our society, which in present day Western countries has the tendency to connote success with monetary and material status no matter how that is achieved and what the consequences might be.

The way out of this illusion has been shown to us by the world religions but does not require a person to be of any particular denominational order, as they point to the best qualities which are inherent in any human being whatever their belief system. These qualities imply an aspiration to “spiritual success” and include the ability to attain an attitude of non-judgement, compassion, readiness to listen, openness to learn, harmlessness in speech, thought and action, and the capacity to see that what is “right” for one person might not be “right” for another or what is “right” now might no longer be “right” later on.



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