The Peace Law

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj


II. The Root of War


The un-Enlightened human individual is in a state of constant concern for his or her self-preservation (even though this concern may not always be conscious). This self-based (or egoic) pattern (or orientation toward existence) is manifested as the psychology of search and conflict relative to all that is presumed to be “not-self”. Thus, human beings are inherently disposed to control and dominate all that they presume to be “not-self”. For this reason, individual egocentric lives are a constant expression of fear, sorrow, anger, and un-love. Except for the greatest saints and sages, every individual—whether “leader” or “follower”—is controlled by this egoic pattern. And the collective life of egocentric human beings (expressed in organized groups of all kinds, including governments) is dominated by the same motives toward self-preservation and toward control of what is “outside”—leading to the collective expression of fear, sorrow, anger, and un-love.