The Peace Law

by Ruchira Avatar Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj


III. A Truly Cooperative Global Human Community (continued)


It is estimated that 160 million people were killed as a direct result of war during the twentieth century—vastly more than in any other century in the history of the world. This is a certain and heart-breaking sign that the human world is not being patterned and managed (or governed) correctly. In order to survive through the twenty-first century (and succeeding centuries), the peoples and nations of the collective human world must cease to support the political conventions of competitive conflict (or all of the merely nationalistic, or separatist, and aggressive approaches to political problem-solving, based on racial, ethnic, traditional religious, economic, and otherwise idealized differences). Such great changes in human life and governance can be made—on the basis of cooperation and tolerance. Indeed, for the sake of all present and future humanity (and even all of Earthkind), these changes must be made—in a non-violent manner, and via the gentle but persistent rejection of war (and even of inherent, or systematic, separativeness) as an appropriate instrument of world politics.

The only way to solve the current world-situation is for everyone to “lose face”—instead of everyone demanding to “save face”. All of humankind should, as a formalized collective, “lose face” together—by acknowledging that, unless human beings live in formally established and formally maintained cooperation and tolerance, they, inevitably, sink into grossly and universally destructive behavior. Only by everyone “losing face” together will the collective of human beings be able to regenerate the moral strength and authority that is necessary if human beings everywhere are to require cooperation and tolerance of each other—and only when there is first such a regeneration of universally equalized moral strength and authority will there be a universal agreement to create and maintain a truly cooperative and tolerant global human community.

This is how humanity can (and should, and must) exemplify its collective and intrinsic heart-Realization of the Greatness of the Real.