“ ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT ” .. was tried by the League of Nations before the second world war, but it could not succeed.
To make it a success, the simple thing is to make it a World Government.
All nations should surrender their armies, their arms, to the World Government. Certainly, if there is only one government, neither armies are needed nor arms. With whom are you going to have a war ?
Now, each big country .. each power .. is loaded with nuclear weapons, so much so that if we want to, we can destroy seventy earths like this, right now. That much nuclear power is there, available .. to destroy each person seventy times. We also have war-gases enough to kill the entire life on earth five thousand times. It is not needed.
The United Nations should be converted from a formal organization into a real World Government, and all nations should surrender their armies and arms to it. A world government will slowly start dissolving armies .. making them peaceful citizens.
Then ways can be found for the arms technology to be used for some creative purposes. And millions of people in the armies will be released for such creative work, and all the scientists that all the governments are holding in their power will become, under the U.N., one single unit.
Religions have been fighting, they have been killing, and for reasons in which nobody is interested.
War as such is irreligious. There cannot be anything like a crusade, a jihad, a holy war ! If you call war ‘ holy ’ then what is left to be called ‘ unholy ’ ?
All the religions are against everything that man can enjoy. It is their vested interest to keep man miserable, to destroy every possibility of his finding peace, joy and fulfillment .. to find paradise here, now.
The religions have taught you that you are not part of this world ; you are here to be punished, to repent your ‘ original sin ’. They had to do it in order to create ‘ god ’, who is a poetic fiction ; and to create heaven ’, which is an extension of human greed ; and to make people afraid of ‘ hell ’, which is to create a great fear in the very center of the human soul. Of course, those fictions are very profitable to the priests.
No religion accepts the simple, natural and factual phenomenon that man is a unity .. body and consciousness together .. and this world is not separate from man. Man is rooted in this world just as trees are rooted. And the roots are as essential a part of the tree as the flowers. In fact, without roots there wouldn’t be any tree !
This planet, this earth, is our mother and we are all part of one life force .. part of one oceanic existence. And, because we are one deep inside at our center, the possibility of love exists.
All these religions have made you parts of crowds, dependent on the crowds. They have taken away your individuality, your freedom, your intelligence. In its place, they have given you bogus beliefs, which mean nothing.
‘ Belief ’ is just a strategy to deceive yourself. You don’t want to go on the path of seeking, searching, discovering. It is arduous, because you will have to drop many superstitions, and you will have to deprogram yourself from many conditionings from the past which are preventing you from knowing the truth, from knowing yourself.
No belief can help, and all religions are based on belief .. that’s why they are called ‘ faiths ’.
Truth is a search, not a faith. It is an inquiry, not a belief. It is a question, a quest. To avoid this search, you easily become gullible .. you easily become victims of anybody who is ready to exploit you.
An authentic religiousness needs no prophets, no saviors, no churches, no popes, no priests .. because religiousness is the flowering of your heart.
If religiousness spreads all over the world, the ‘ religions ’ will fade away. It will be a tremendous blessing to humanity when man is simply man, neither Christian, nor Mohammedan, nor Hindu.
Religiousness is an individual affair. It is a message of love from you to the whole cosmos. Only then will there be a peace that passeth all misunderstanding .. otherwise these religions have been parasites, exploiting people, enslaving people, forcing people to believe .. and all beliefs are against intelligence.
The ‘ religions ’ should go. One humanity is enough. And one religiousness is enough. Meditation, truth, love, authenticity, sincerity .. which do not need any name...Hindu, Christian, Mohammedan .. just one religiousness.
This crisis is good in a way because it is going to force people to choose : Do you want to die or do you want to live a new life ?
The damage can be repaired ; die to the past, drop all that has been given to you as a heritage from the past, and start fresh .. just as if you have descended on this earth for the first time. Start working with nature not as an ‘ enemy ’ but as a ‘ friend ’, and the ecology will soon again be functioning as an organic unity.
It is a simple thing. All problems are simple.
It is not difficult to make the earth more green. If many trees have been cut, many more trees can be planted. And with scientific help they can grow faster, they can have better foliage.
Different kinds of barriers can be created in the rivers so that they don’t over-flood poor countries like Bangladesh. The same water can create much more electricity and help thousands of villages to have light in their nights, to have warmth in the cold winters.
Paradise is not something that has to be achieved, it is something that has to be created.
It depends on us. Spread laughter, spread love, spread life affirmative values, grow more flowers around the earth. Everything that is beautiful, appreciate it .. and everything that is inhuman, condemn it.
If you want to change the world into a totally new phenomenon, with a new human consciousness, you will have to take this whole earth away from the hands of the politicians and the priests. Man has to be freed from these monsters.
Our work is to teach people ‘ consciousness ’, more ‘ awareness ’, more ‘ love ’, more ‘ understanding ’, more ‘ joy ’ .. and to spread the dance and celebration around the earth.
Meditation will make you a new being, a new man, a new awareness which knows no fear, no seriousness, no greed, no hate .. nothing of those dark emotions and sentiments which are ugly, sick, nauseating ; meditation knows only that which uplifts you, which goes on uplifting you. Then nobody can reprogram you, nobody in the whole world.
Realize the responsibility .. a responsibility to renounce the whole past, to erase it from your being ! Man has never faced a greater responsibility before !.
This earth can be a splendor, a magic, a miracle ! Our hands have that touch .. it is just that we have never tried it. Man has never given a chance to his own potential to grow, to blossom, to bring fulfillment and contentment !
The future should not be just a hope and an opportunity .. those are terrible words. The future should be absolutely ours. We have lived with the idea of a golden past, but it was never golden. Now, we can create a future which is really golden !
The New Man is not an improvement upon the old ; he is not a continuous phenomenon, not a refinement.
The New Man is the birth of an absolutely fresh man .. unconditioned .. without any religion, without any discrimination between man and woman, black and white, East and West, or North and South. The New Man is the manifesto of a new humanity, one humanity.
This is a great and fortunate moment .. to be in this challenging situation. It is not a situation that is going to destroy the earth, but only the churches and the politicians and those who hold onto the past.
- Material Excerpted from Spiritual India March-April 2009