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Presented in 3rd 'Internternational Conference of Gatering of Elders' held from 31st Jan-5th Feb.2009 at Nagpur ,India-By Dr.Subhash Chandra,President-WPCC,M0B-91-9910241586

Presented in 3rd 'Internternational Conference of Gatering of Elders' held from 31st Jan-5th Feb.2009 at Nagpur ,India-By Dr.Subhash Chandra,President-WPCC,M0B-91-9910241586

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    • By :Dr. Subhash Chandra, President –World Peace & Cultural Centre (WPCC), Ujjain,India E-mail:scpeace2000@yahoo.com World Peace & Human Unity through Peace Consciousness: A Holistic Approach Third International Conference and Gathering of Elders 31 st Jan. – 5 th Feb.2009 Nagpur,India. WELCOME TO
    • World Stage ‘ Life is a World Stage
              • We are all Actors.
              • We have to play our role
      • on this world stage.
      • God is the Supreme Director
      Who is God ? G - Governor; O - Organizer; & D - Director
    • World Crisis Erosion of Values Population Violence & Conflicts Environmental Protection Peace Poverty Modern Civilization & World Crisis Crisis of Humanity Crisis of Sustainability Cultural Crisis Spiritual Crisis Survival Crisis Crisis of Sustainability
    • Objective The objective of this paper is to explore and to explain the philosophy of Bhagavada Gita propounded by Sri Krishna more than 5000 years ago in the battlefield of Kurukshetra, India and its relevance to Human Development, Peace & Human Unity in 21st century.
      • Building Culture of Peace :
      • Part 1. Human Conflicts
      • Part 2. Shanti (Peace)
      • Part 3.World Peace & Human Unity
      World Peace & Human Unity Time Human Beings Culture Values
    • Bhagavada Gita presents that the Global Peace begins with self-peace through self-realization leading to self-development not only from the Indian context but also universally in this 21st century. India’s contributions to the world One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is Holy Gita , which is considered to be the first revelations from God .
    • Time. Krishna Man or Individual Soul Action in this world Human Development Diagram These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. Bhagavad-Gita is knowledge of Five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: Material World
    • What is Shanti Chakra? It is a Peace Journey (Shanti Yatra) From Ashanti to Shanti i.e. from violence to peace From himsa to Ahimsa & From darkness to light .
      • ‘ Kaal Chakra’
      • (Wheel of Time)
      • from birth to death .
      • ‘ Shanti Chakra’
      • (Wheel of Peace)
      • from violence to peace
      ‘ Dharma Chakra’ ( Wheel of Unity of Religions) From Adharma to dharma (i.e. from violence to peace)
    • Kaal Chakra –Wheel of Time 1.The "Golden Age" – 4. The Kali Yuga 3. The Copper Age – "Sathya Yuga"- The Age of Truth 2. The "Silver Age Treta Yuga: The Age of decline Dwapar Yuga –The Age of duality The Age of violence, Conflicts, & wars which is also known as the Age of Death
    • HUMAN CONFLICTS- 5000 Years Back Sri Krishna and Arjuna in the Midst of the Two Armies - Kauravas (Forces of Darkness ) & Pandavas (Forces of Peace)
    • Human Conflicts in 20 th Century: THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA Hiroshima (August 6, 1945 ) Hiroshima became death On Aug.9, 1845 , Nagasaki became death. Robert Oppenheimer, a Principal Scientist in the effort to create the atomic bomb, is reported have recalled this line from the Bhagavada Gita,"I am become death the shatterers of worlds." Dawn of the Atomic Era-1945
    • Human Conflicts in 21 st Century 9/11,2001 Terrorist attack on World Trade Center, NY, USA. Hijacked planes crashed into World Trade Center & Pentagon leaving over 3000 dead. It was the biggest terrorist attack not only World Trade Center, but it was an attack on Humanity around the world.
    • Culture of Violence? Division of Humanity –due to culture of violence 1.Religious Division – Religious Violence 3.Culture Division - Cultural Violence 4.Class Division - Class violence) Oppression by the rich against the poor. Racism, Nationalism, Communism all are creating Social Violence. 2.Individual Violence– Rape, Murder, Bodily Mutilation etc
    • Root Causes of Division of Humanity I. Fear II. Hatred III.Greed The root cause of divisiveness & compartmentalization is fear, hatred and greed. Together, they breed prejudice, discrimination, domination and violence. Therefore, it is in the mind of the human being that the struggle must be waged to eliminate the artificial barriers that divide nation from nation, race from race, religion from religion, clan from clan, tribe from tribe, and human being from human being. Main Root Causes of Division of Humanity
    • Fate of the Earth
      • “ The biggest agenda for 21st century is
      • HOW TO SAVE THE HUMANITY?
      • How can we create World Peace?
      • How can we develop Global Peaceful Order?
      • How can we save the Earth Planet?
      • How can we save the Humanity?
      • What are we doing here?
      • What is your part in it? .
    • Original Qualities of the human soul: Purity, Truth, Peace, Love & Respect Result will be Joy, Peace, & Harmony . Peace (Spiritual) Consciousness is the pure consciousness . Peace Consciousness Peace Consciousness
    • Violent Consciousness VIOLENT CONSCIOUSNESS Avidya (Ignorance), Krodha (Anger) & Ahamkara (Ego) Soul - which has been polluted with with vices like Greed, Ego and Anger Creates disharmony, Mental tension, Conflict, Violence, unrest, terror etc
    • Spirituality, an inner system of consciousness plays a vital role in bringing Happiness, Peace, Harmony and Prosperity at home, in family, in society & in the world. . Indian culture The Indian culture may be summarized by the word 'Spirituality', meaning the pursuit of the science of the soul in order to manifest the divinity within
      • Eastern Culture:
      • The Eastern culture focuses on human welfare through spiritual development i.e. discovery of inner peace.
      • Indian culture manifests spiritual energy .
      • The study of spiritual science leads to the discovery of the basic universal truth of the spiritual oneness of man & universe.
      • .
      Indian Culture & Values
      • Western Culture:
      • The Western culture focuses on human welfare through material development .
      • Culture of Materialism
      • Western culture manifests physical energy
    • Peace is a Balance ‘ a state of mind in which we feel good about ourselves, our lives, our families, our friends, our communities, and our future.’ The Indian word for ‘Peace’ is ‘SHANTI’ which is a proactive term for" Inner Peace, Joy and Happiness”. ‘OM-SHANTI-OM' is to achieve ‘Enlightenment through Peace’ . What is Shanti (Peace) ?
    • Most of all, peace is about respect – Respect for ourselves, each other, and the planet we share. . . What is Peace ?
      • Peace is not just the absence of war .
      • Peace is about people
      • How we handle problems and how we get along with others?
      • Peace is about community
      • About working together, encouraging each other, helping each other to live better, more fulfilling lives.
      • Peace is about the planet
      • How to save & protect the planet?
    • What is Shanti Chakra? It is a Peace Journey (Shanti Yatra) From Ashanti to Shanti i.e. from violence to peace From himsa to Ahimsa & From darkness to light .
      • ‘ Kaal Chakra’
      • (Wheel of Time)
      • from birth to death .
      • ‘ Shanti Chakra’
      • (Wheel of Peace)
      • from violence to peace
      ‘ Dharma Chakra’ ( Wheel of Unity of Religions) From Adharma to dharma (i.e. from violence to peace)
    • Eight Global Peace Values The “Chakra (Wheel)” is the Symbol of Life & Shanti Chakra is a ‘Wheel of Peace’. The “Spokes of the wheel" symbolizes Eight Global Values for Peace & Harmony. 4.Love & Compassion 1.Tolerance 2.Forgiveness 3.Cooperation & Respect 5. Purity 6. Truth & Non-violence 7. Peace 8. Unity
    • Bhagavada Gita presents that the Global Peace begins with self-peace through self-realization leading to self-development not only from the Indian context but also universally in this 21st century. Gita's message for World Peace Bhagavada Gita stresses on Universal Peace, brotherhood, and Equality of all human beings i.e. equity, dignity & humanity for all human beings through Universal Peace values.
      • 3. Knowledge Energy
      • 2. Action Energy
      • 1. Thought or Desire Energy
      • is propelling force for human action
      Self-Transformation: The Indian Paradigm Framework for Self-Transformation SHAKTI (Universal Energy) The soul is the reservoir of Gyan (knowledge) & Shakti (Energy). G yan Shakti Human Beings Iccha Shakti Kriya Shakti
    • Gita’s Message of World Peace The nation-building work starts with the discovery of self-awareness & self-development through Mind control (self-control) and Mind management (self-balance).
      • Bhagavada Gita - strengthening human values in society , and
      • Fostering 'Dharma (social justice) & Shanti (Peace) without caring for fruits of his actions i.e. personal gains.
      Gita's message for World Peace At a personal level , Gita provides a total process of self-development & self-realization and also it advocates the contribution of every citizens to carry his 'Karmas (Right actions with right efforts)
    • A - Animal Consciousness (or Impure Consciousness) Culture of Materialism This constitutes Anger, Greed, Hatred, Jealousy and Violence . ‘ OSHA’- Model of Mind Transformation O- Oneness with Supreme Soul (Universal Consciousness)
      • S - Spiritual Consciousness- (Peace consciousness)
      • Principle of Purity;
      • Principle of Forgiveness;
      • Principle of Tolerance;
      • Principle of Love &
      • Principle of Peace
      • H - Human Consciousness
      • "Feeling -sharing & caring for human beings"
      • Through 'Forgiveness 'Tolerance, Respect ’
    • Humanity is Peace on the Earth WORLD PEACE & HUMAN UNITY SELF PEACE SOCIAL PEACE WORLD PEACE COMMUNITY PEACE
    • Values Affecting Peace & Harmony Purity Truth Nonviolence Peace Respect & Cooperation Love Global Peace Values Purity in Thoughts, Words & Actions.
    • To achieve World Peace & Oneness of Humanity ‘ Fear has to be substituted by Trust, ‘ Hatred by Compassion and; ‘ Greed by sharing through the Principles of Tolerance, Truth and Non-violence World Peace & Oneness of Humanity Fear, Hatreds and Greed are the main components of Human conflict & division of humanity, which leads to violent social order
    • World Peace & Oneness of Humanity “ No Peace among the nations Without Unity among the religions; No Unity among the religions Without Unity of minds; and No Unity of minds without Understanding, Tolerance & Cooperation Among the people .”
    • Growing evidence suggests that everyone is interconnected through the values. Connected through Values Connected through values for all of our differences and diversity,
      • We all connect at the
      • root of values .
      • Values are the core principles
      • of living that human beings share.
    • World Peace & Human Unity through Culture of Heart Let us Open our heart in Unity & Heal the world
    • May Peace be prevail on the Earth Thank You