In the Philosophy and Wisdom Teaching of all ancient
civilizations, human beings and the Universe were seen as being
interconnected and inseparable. In contrast, Modern Empirical Science is only
a net of observations that permit the development of a smoggy outlook of the
reality, a tiny window to the Universe, always incomplete in this vast
endless search for the meaning of existence. Modern Empirical Science and
Secular Education are blind without spirituality, ancient heritage and the
teachings of past and present spiritual teachers. Modern Empirical Science
lacks a practical value system.
For the survival of humanity, a spiritual and ecological consciousness entwined with moral and ethical values is needed. There is a great need for putting Wisdom Teaching into practice in every day life in all areas of human thought and action. This is the time in which we have to address the survival of humanity. Wisdom Teaching is needs to integrate into world educational networks to connect universal human values and spirituality into the various moral and cultural codes of world societies.
Environmentalists are aware of the present ecological state of the Earth. As an example of action to protection the environment and humanity, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment has been prepared by 1300 scientists from 95 countries. It declares that humans have changed the world more rapidly over the last 50 years than in any other time in history. However, billions of people remain in poverty and the destruction of the natural environment forms the serious barrier to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is a joint project of UN and international scientific agencies and NGOs. It is the largest ever scientific assessment of the impact that changes to ecosystems will have on human well-being. UN agencies involved include the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Global Environment Facility, the Ramsar Convention, UNDP, UNESCO, UNEP, WHO and the World Bank. Scientific bodies include the International Council for Science and IUCN. The principal NGO involved is the World Resources Institute.
The Millennium Development Goals are an internationally agreed set of goals and targets mainly for 2015 to guide international development. The main tasks before humans are to:
· Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
· Achieve universal primary education
· Promote gender equality and empower women
· Reduce child mortality
· Improve maternal health
· Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
· Develop a global partnership for development
· Ensure environmental sustainability
· Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs
· Reverse the loss of environmental resources.
· By scientific approach, integration constitutes ecosystem services for all the benefits that ecosystems provide for humanity. They include a stable climate, fresh air, clean water, fertile soils, pollination of crops, food and materials, waste clean-up and nutrient recycling, etc.
Information from different articles by Friends of the Earth, 26-28 Underwood St. LONDON N1 7JQ.
Stop, and think a little. These formal declarations have been written
in many newspapers and books. A lot of paper has been needed for printing...
many trees left their existence for this paper. No words, no declarations, no
laws can lead to ecological safety and sustainability until they are
connected with the spiritual base, which is universal human values.
Ecological consciousness will begin from man’s mind, from man's inner values
and moral principles, and not from outer directions. These human values are
one of the expressions of Order and Harmony in the Universe.
The Earth is constantly receiving the energy from the Sun. The Earth radiates a certain quantity of energy back. Therefore, the cosmic energy balance exists for the whole Earth and for all the creatures living on it. Similarly, the energy balance of human beings provides the stability for all their systems. In fact, the whole Universe is in a state of dynamic energy balance. A human being – as all objects in the Universe – consists of atoms and molecules, which are always in motion. Through vibrations of atoms and molecules they are connected with all the Universe, which is also in the condition of ceaseless motion (vibration).
The Quantum-Informational physics of David Bohm, the holographic
Physics of Denis Gabor, the holonomic neurosciences developed by Karl Pribram,
the self-organizing thermodynamics of dissipative structures developed by
Ilya Prigogine, the Transpersonal Psychology of Stanislav and Kristina Grof,
and the morfic fields of Ruppert Sheldrake are the main new branches of
modern science that create an interrelated holistic and spiritual vision of
reality. By these perspectives, humans are seen to be parts of a
quantum-informational holographic consciousness (Cosmic Consciousness or
Atma) that permeates the Universe and all existence.
As the electrons from man's brain are connected with the
subatomic particles of the Universe into the Great Atmic Oneness, so human
values are the inseparable qualities reflecting through man's mind to the
same Great Oneness as a result of human actions and activities. Everything
interpenetrates everything, including time and space, as a seamless web. This
web exists in the condition of the Divine Order and Harmony what is
pictorially a state of development through the Chaos of Creation. Development
of man's consciousness moves toward revealing the universal values of human
existence. These values are the essential parts of Cosmic Harmony and Order,
which are the potential in every human being.
However, often people ignore these inner values and often make
snap moral judgments. Emotions nudge an organism towards rapid decisions
based on millions of years of evolution. By modern neuroscience, imaging
human brains has shown that moral dilemmas activate a wide variety of brain
areas. (Some of them are present in all mammals and closely tied to their
emotions). Man's morality is on a continuum with animal sociality*.
*These tendencies are widespread in primates also. For example, after one chimpanzee has attacked another, a bystander will go over to embrace the victim. The tendency to reassure others is so strong that Nadia Ladygina-Kohts, a Russian scientist who raised a juvenile chimp a century ago, said that if her charge escaped to the roof of her house, holding out food would not make him come down. The only way was to sit and sob as if she were in pain, whereupon the young ape would rush down to put an arm around her, a worried expression on his face. So the empathic tendency beats the desire for a banana.
Reciprocity had been seen in experiments on captive chimpanzees
when an individual was given food to divide amongst others. Before doing so,
we can measure spontaneous grooming: who grooms whom for how long.
Researchers found that if one chimpanzee had groomed another, this greatly
improved his chances of getting a share of the food from the groomed.
Chimpanzees remember who has groomed them, and return the favour later (from
issue 2573 of New Scientist magazine, 14 October 2006, page 60-61).
Many aspects of Modern Holistic Science are in accord
with the coexistence of Nature, Vedic outlook and the spiritual wisdom of the
past. Thoughts and mental activity carry the same Divine spring as the source
of everything that exists in the Universe and in the human Self. Mostly this
Divine spring sleeps deeply and man’s activity will become opposite to the
destination of their own Atmic source i.e. the Divine Spark. In spite of
that, in the deep level of man’s mind there is an inner need to awake it in
purpose to live in harmony with Almighty Nature and human society.
1. Fred Hoyle, "The Intelligent Universe." Michael Joseph Limeted, London. 1983. 255 p. (Popular book for nonscientists). See also: http://home.planet.nl/~gkorthof/kortho47.htm
2. Joseph Silk. "The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology." Oxford University Press, 2006.
3. Cosmic Legacy: Space, Time and Human Mind by Greg F. Reinking. Vantage Press, 2003. (The 2nd edition, 2006).
4. Meditation, Oneness and Physics. A Journey through the Laboratories of Physics and Meditation by Glen Peter Kezwer. March 2003.