Towards a World Government
By Swami Dr Snehananda Jyoti on 24-06-2010
We need a
healthy mix of work and play; moderation in everything is extremely important;
we need to find time to take care of our body, mind and spirit through
nutritional eating, physical exercise, relaxation and fun, keeping up with
scientific advances, world events, and meditation. Through our work we need to
generate the wealth and resources necessary for a comfortable life. As trustees
of this beautiful earth it is not right to waste any resource or hoard wealth
above and beyond what we reasonably need for our lifetime.
need to be held in high esteem and admiration only if they as good stewards
spend their wealth for the well-being of the maximum number of human-beings. No
responsible and well-balanced society can allow some members to acquire
unlimited material wealth while others live in dire poverty. Earth's land and
resources are limited; there needs to be a reasonable limit on the wealth an
individual or family can acquire. There is a great imbalance among nations and
peoples due to land mass and resources acquired especially through
colonization, occupation or conquest. It is not right that nations with vast
populations are cramped in relatively small and congested areas while nations
with small populations can enjoy exceedingly large territories. Outside of
towns every individual or family should have access to at least a small house
and a small piece of land as a garden to grow some food/ vegetables.
department of the United Nations needs to study population density in the world
and develop standards for migration of people to achieve optimum balance. By
the way the world population is increasing at the present exponential rate, the
whole earth may need to be a global park where all can live, work, play, enjoy
without owning. A culture that fosters any sign of greed, possession, and
possessiveness needs to be eradicated. We need to work toward a world where all
are wanted, loved and cared for, and can move without a passport or visa.
Graduating into being a citizen of the Kingdom of God will be mighty difficult
indeed without graduating into being a citizen of this world. National
boundaries, walls, and fences have only contributed to our worst fears,
paranoia, and sleeplessness. Currently humanity stands stunned and regressed.
All the domination, bullying, injustice, and humiliation creates only fertile
soil for terrorism and destructive activities It is high time to think of a
World Government comprising of all the nations in the world as member states.
While we may provide for our children so that they can have a good start in
life, we also have a social responsibility to share our resources with our less
fortunate brothers and sisters who share our earth. We play our part in
creation living our life to the full even as we co-create.
About The Author
Dr. John K Thekkedam (Swami Snehananda Jyoti) spent most of his life as a clinical psychologist in USA. He began his public life as a Jesuit priest. Quite attracted in distinct philosophies, he left the society and founded 'East West Awakening'.