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ebbfspirit keynote by partow izadi - evolution and human potential the big picture


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Partow Izadi offered a compelling interactive keynote offering us the opportunity to browse throw the evolution of humanity and the development of his potential.
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ebbfspirit keynote by partow izadi - evolution and human potential the big picture

  1. 1. how can ethical business build the future transitioning towards the spiritual enterprise? Keynotes October 12th – 15th 2017 , Bucharest KEYNOTE 
 Evolution & Human Potential: The ‘Big Picture’ 
 Partow Izadi ethical business building the future #ebbfspirit@
  2. 2. Evolution & Human Potential: The ‘Big Picture’ Keynote presentation at EBBF International Learning Event “Transitioning towards the Spiritual Enterprise” 12-15 October 2017, Bucharest P a r t o w I z a d i < w w w . I z a d i f a m . n e t / p a r t o w >
  3. 3. The history of tribes, peoples, and nations has been experienced and effectively reached its conclusion; what we are witnessing is the beginning of the history of humankind, the history of a human race conscious of its own oneness — a global turning point in the evolution of civilization. This evolution has been an ethical one!
  4. 4. The unification of the earth’s inhabitants in an ethically coherent global society is neither a remote utopian vision nor, ultimately, a matter of choice. “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” (Victor Hugo) It is the next stage in the process of social evolution, a stage toward which all the experience of past and present is impelling us.
  5. 5. The human potential is not realized without active education: no human child can attain to any of its potential without an educator. The same applies to humanity as a whole: mankind would not have been able to resist forces of egoism, of ‘ethical entropy’, without the education it has received throughout its history.
  6. 6. Where it not for the recurrent influence of spiritual, ethical and social education humanity has received on the path of its ethical evolution by its great Educators ... Religion is a single educational process, designed to bring out the potential of human existence in an evolutionary and progressive manner. ... and expressed in the advances of civilization, we would still be captives of our animal instincts, roaming about as survivalist clans of hunter- gatherers.
  7. 7. Religion has served throughout history as the ultimate authority in giving meaning to life. In every age, it has cultivated the good, reproved the wrong, and held up a vision of potentialities as yet unrealized. From religious counsels people have derived encouragement in overcoming limits imposed by the world and in fulfilling the yearnings of the soul.
  8. 8. The abuse of religion has disillusioned the masses of people, and has prepared the stage for the spread of a narrow-minded commitment to selfish pursuit of happiness, instead of commitment to common good. After all, as Jean-Paul Sartre (who was openly atheist and anti-religious) said: “Indeed, everything is permissible if God does not exist.”
  9. 9. For a harmonious and flourishing global civilization to exist, there is a dire need for some universal ethos at the core of the sense of solidarity and common purpose of world citizens. It has throughout history taught humanity to see in service to others not only a moral duty, but an avenue for the soul’s own approach to God. This universal ethos is the spiritual core that runs like a story line in the annals of all religions.
  10. 10. “Right living is no longer the fulfilment of an ethical or religious demand. For the first time in history the physical survival of the human race depends on a radical change of the human heart.” • Erich Fromm (1976) • “All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization.” “Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.” “That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. … It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” • Bahá’u’lláh (circa 1870-1890) •