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There is at this time in world history an increasing interest in, and aspiration towards service activity of one kind or another. A dilemma faced by many people of goodwill at this time is the question of how best to serve, and how best to satisfy that palpable inner urge towards participation in the beneficent economy of the Whole.
The “power to predict”, to imagine future possibilities and estimate their likelihood, has always been a salient feature of our species...Yet these complex processes of prediction or forecasting rely on the power of the concrete mind, and so are unable to penetrate into the realms of the higher mind and intuition, where the higher analogue of prediction, prophecy, resides.
Embedded in almost every culture and society are memories and myths which make up an essential part of that society’s traditions and worldview. These are passed on to the children early in life by their parents and community, and reinforced by the educational system throughout the children’s formative years.
Spesso si dice che viviamo attualmente un momento di profonda transizione. I familiari usi e istituzioni delle società in ogni parte del mondo vengono messi in discussione in molti modi. Potremmo dire perfino che la civiltà globale stessa sta subendo una trasformazione.
As long as we hold on to the idea that we are entitled to own material property too rigorously – be it a piece of land, a house, a car, the oil, gas and minerals of the earth, a business, etc. isn’t it likely that the human species will continue to be bound and imprisoned in the material world?
History shows that austere times can have the capacity to transform people and nations. As the current economic stringency is bringing hardship to so many, austerity is probably a word that few would view in a positive light.
Throughout the world over the past year, the cry for freedom has been sounded by one society after another, brought to the barricades demanding their right to self-determination.And the world has celebrated their courage.
Goodwill is a rapidly growing expression throughout the world (as we are told, it is “contagious”), and this is significant because it means that human consciousness is beginning to conform to the great cosmic principle of love.
Rapid communication networks, such a prominent feature of the information age, are an indication that dynamic processes are taking place in human consciousness. First and foremost among these is the rapid increase of intellectual capacity.
In the writings of Alice Bailey, it is said that the great spiritual achievement and evolutionary event of our age will be the communion and human relationships established among all peoples...
“Multiculturalism” is a term which has been in the news recently, as a number of politicians, including the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, have expressed doubts about its success within their countries...
“Culture” itself is a term with a number of meanings. In ordinary discussion, it often refers to the arts. Yet, taken in its widest sense, it extends far beyond the arts to encompass a complex synthesis of social, religious and political values and expectations. It is therefore fundamentally subjective in nature.
The concept of freedom is currently at the forefront of thought in connection with the rising of the peoples in the Arab world in search of the freedoms that other nations enjoy. The resolve of the United Nations has once again been tested, and this time the response has demonstrated a collective will to offer protection to those subject to the terrifying repercussions of persecution and slaughter.
The fossilisation of systems of thought occurs over long timescales, and so may be difficult to detect at first. A related obstacle to change, which is more short-term in nature, is the inflexibility
As rapid communication systems have increased in speed and capacity, a natural corollary has been greater accessibility to information that was previously concealed and the opportunity to disseminate it to all corners of the earth.
The mobilising of goodwill is closely linked with the power of public opinion.The Tibetan Master repeatedly stressed this point when he was laying the foundation for the service activity now known as World Goodwill.There may be many reasons for linking goodwill to public opinion, but one which especially speaks to the current times is that we cannot count upon our leaders, particularly in government, to resolve all world problems.The issues are so pervasive and of such critical importance that the resolution of the problems lies in nothing less than the transformation of human consciousness.
La questione dei diritti è molto d’attualità al giorno d'oggi. In linea di principio, un diritto è la garanzia di accesso a qualche vantaggio a causa di diritti fondamentali o per legge.
Buona Volontà Mondiale prende in considerazione il disastro preannunciato che pende sulla coscienza umana in forma di profezia. Vari sono i nomi dati a queste catastrofi incombenti...
Una riflessione sulla necessità di una più illuminata, intuitiva, risposta a lungo termine in caso di disastri.
We don't usually think of love as being a law. Yet, it is. It doesn't seem to be a man-made law even though it was enunciated by Christ two thousand years ago. But it is a law that mankind responds to and obeys quite easily and willingly.
We live in a world teeming with rules and regulations while at the same time the human spirit is yearning for greater freedom of expression.
Smashing things together as hard as possible to see what happens is one of the more predictable things a toddler will do when given toys to play with.
The pace of life is accelerating. Indeed, there seems to be an insatiable desire to continually speed up the rate of change.
L'idea di viaggiare nel tempo – sia a ritroso che nel futuro – ha per lungo tempo affascinato scienziati e scrittori di fantascienza.
Laddove un buon oratore riesce a comunicare facilmente la visione dell’unità, renderla reale comporta invece un difficile e disincantato dialogo internazionale tra le nazioni.
In questo momento di crisi possiamo assistere ad un crescente numero di conferenze mondiali. Ci si può facilmente deprimere se si tiene conto che le crisi prese in considerazione da queste conferenze sono state causate dal comportamento poco consono delle stesse nazioni partecipanti. Nonostante ciò la fiamma della speranza continua a restare accesa e a risplendere nel profondo della psiche umana; e come se l’inconscio collettivo fosse consapevole del premio che attende alla fine della difficile via scelta, non meno che della integrazione e dell’emergere di una Umanità Unica.
In the world today, there is a great need for trained observers of current affairs. This might seem a strange idea – most people probably think they are competent observers of world events. Yet, if we assume this, we ignore a number of factors that can distort our vision. These factors are the biases, prejudices and preconceptions (or glamours and illusions as they are known in the works of Alice Bailey) which we acquire as we grow up. They come from many sources – nationalist feelings, political ideologies, religious conditioning, and other social influences. Furthermore, such internal distorting filters are quite separate from any distortion due to the various agendas of the media. So, to be able to observe an event clearly, one must be aware of both these internal and external distorting factors, and able to detach oneself from them. In effect, the individual steps outside of his own distorting filters, his own personality, and sees life and events not as they affect him and those closest to him, but as they affect the world. And beyond that, he sees them not so much in terms of the outer forces at play, but in terms of the inner flow of consciousness. He then comes into touch with the world of meaning.
In the long evolutionary history of the human race there have probably been few more difficult periods than the one we are in today. Difficulties have arisen because human consciousness is awakening at a rapid rate, even exponentially. This is good and meant to happen. But such rapid growth of the critical mind presents challenging demands – politically, economically and psychologically. In the past five hundred years there has been a sharp rise in human self-assertiveness, selfishness and competition, leading to increased conflict and warfare worldwide. Adding to the problem is a human desire for a consumer-driven life style which has created a high demand for the common resources of the planet.
La maggior parte delle persone civili riconoscono che la discussione sia un modo migliore rispetto alla guerra di risolvere i disaccordi. Oggigiorno però la guerra delle parole che passa per “discussione civile” è spesso tutto tranne che civile. In una florida e robusta democrazia, il diritto di parola è inviolabile ed una reale necessità, se c’è una larga partecipazione di idee ed un libero scambio di opinioni. In una società di questo tipo, come può la discussione divenire un veicolo per raggiungere un accordo e stabilire una base di idee condivise piuttosto che un mezzo per sottomettere il “proprio avversario”, cioè colui che la pensa in modo diverso?
Much controversy has been stirred up by the recent awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama so early into his Presidency. Some see it as an embarrassment and encumbrance to the work before him, others see it as a triumph of good intentions over effective implementation of policy; others still, regard it as little more than a slight against the previous administration. Whatever the rights and wrongs of these and the many other points of view, a more expanded perspective can be gained by exploring the meaning behind this event.