We all dream of a better world where there is peace, happiness and harmony, don’t we? No one would like degradation of environment, loss of human lives due to wars, corrosion of human spirit by crime and corruption, dehumanisation through poverty, economic and political conditions, all of which drain human energy and make life miserable.
On the contrary, all would like life to be characterised by harmony and health, well-being and wealth. But the question is, what are those values? How can such a socio-politico-economic system be established which has those values? What will enhance human experience and enable men and women to have a lifestyle that can make the society viable?
If we conduct a survey among various groups of people on this particular subject, we will find that their opinion would most probably crystalise around 10 or 15 major points. They would say that a better world is one in which the following exist only in milder forms or in a lesser degree than we have them in the present-day world. The major problems or causes of sufferings are wars, violence and cruelty in any form, poverty, unemployment and social, economic and political injustice, environmental pollution and ecological imbalance, corruption, crime, indiscipline and obscenity, disease, infirmity and high mortality rate, slavery, lack of freedom or deprivation of human rights, hunger, malnutrition or starvation, wrong attitude towards the other sex and abuse of children, addictions, intoxications, tensions and lack of happiness, hatred, suspicion, fear, cut-throat competition, rivalry and absence or lack of love and co-operation at various levels of society.
Post this survey, if we conduct another one asking every segment of society about the efforts or improvements that they expect from the other segments to create a better world, a fair enough consensus on the following lines would emerge. People would say that they want scientists to have an orientation of spirituality, religious leaders to have scientific temper, doctors to treat not only the body but also the mind, education to have spiritual and moral development, women to be given proper social status and men’s attitude and outlook towards them to be more spiritualised. The youth and children should be given more love and they should respect their elders. The society should have a balance of love and law and it should be based on the principles of justice, fairplay and equality of opportunity.
Now these objectives can be fulfilled only if every segment of society works a bit for the fulfillment of what other segments expect of it. Each individual has to contribute a bit of his time to work towards raising awareness of the people so as to realise the above goals. For this global task is required the global co-operation. Hence, a new kind of bank to which each individual or institution can offer its contributions so as to build a better world is the need of the hour.
Writer: Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji
Source: the pioneer