The Ordinary People's Way of Global Cooperative Order
Profound wisdom on the root of human conflict, and the path away from a grim destiny. An astonishing gift. --Professor Jonathan Lynch, Pennsylvania State University
The uniquely comprehensive address to the global crises of our time.
The World-Friend Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's current plight. Not-Two Is Peace contains Adi Da's vital wisdom on the root of human conflict: the limits and errors of conventional religion and politics. He points to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny.
Also included is Adi Da's "radical" argument for transcending egoity along with his urgent call to found the Global Cooperative Forum—a new type of human order. This forum will allow humankind to become conscious of itself as one great coherent force—the only force capable of requiring and implementing systemic changes the world needs.
This third edition is essential study for anyone concerned about the state of global affairs.
New in this enlarged and updated edition: Final Word, added just before going to press, was spoken by Adi Da hours before he suddenly departed from the body, on November 27, 2008. Part One, new to this edition, contains seven sets of "Principles," or summary points, formulated by Adi Da. These Principles are Adi Da's summary of many crucial points regarding the current state of the world and the characteristics of the Global Cooperative Forum he describes. Part Two consists of essays, many of which are new, in which Adi Da elaborates on and further contextualizes points made in the Principles. Part Three is devoted to essays (mostly new) on the root-nature of Reality, and, thus, on the ultimate meaning and significance of "prior unity" and "Not-Two."
"At this critical moment in the history of the human family, when the very foundations of civilization are being challenged, there is a message of compassion being spoken by one grounded in enduring wisdom and true discernment. In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da writes of the urgent need for a new form of global discourse, based on the recognition of the underlying unity of humankind. Such discourse would renew the ideals that originally underlay the foundation of the United Nations. And it would require humankind as a whole to listen to the ordinary people all over the world who are in dire need of greater human security."
--Bryan Deschamp, Former Senior Adviser, United Nations High Commission for Refugees
"Not-Two Is Peace is essential reading for all people who understand the absolutely critical nature of the times we live in, and want to do something about it. This book offers a vision of global change that is a foundation for linking the best of current efforts with the deep-seated "prior unity" of humankind. What is that, exactly? Read the book. Feel the potential. We can change the disastrous pattern of our times."
--Julie Koler, Cultural Resource Manager, King County, Washington
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