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Internationalism of the Legal System


May 30, 2006

  • As a thought, it is profound and comes out of a mind that has visualised the process in some measure.
  • Now that it is a phenomenon that can be recognised as a thought by many, a well-developed VISION of its content and form presented to them will help realise it as a reality.
  • It is not clear whether this mental perception arose as a possibility in the mind or as a practical next step.

In either case, it is a helpful instrument of imagination that can be worked on.

  • In the last 500 years after Luther, the two major events of history are the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution. The first promised Liberty by violence and offered all Europe freedom as a thought codified.

Mankind is so advanced that what was then achieved by a violent revolution can now be accomplished by the Mind of the Elite conceiving it as a Reality.

To convey to them that vision of inescapable Reality, it should emerge in our own understanding as an inexorable Reality.

The process here, as elsewhere, is the same, a perception of knowledge of the history of Law couched in its comprehensive historical context, sanctioned by a theoretical knowledge as an extension of the Process of Creation.

  • To us, any act is an isolated occurrence travelling from the cause to effect, as if there is only one dimension of movement.

A uni-dimensional understanding is an intellectual one.

A multi-dimensional comprehensive existence of such an act and its movement gives the act of conceiving it an evolutionary life sustained by yogic force. That, of course, is only historical knowledge attained by an all-embracing observation. Such an observation breaks its mental mould and rushes into the form of life and existence. One has to see the present events in that fashion.

Imagination has power; this observation helps that power realise.

Such a capacity exercised to grasp the birth of law, its evolution to its present status, will lead one further on to fully traverse and experience the transition of national law into international one.

  • Telegraph invented in 1835 became the international communication in 1851 travelling from England to France through underwater cable.

Technology spreads fast, perhaps the fastest.

Values of democracy, truth, punctuality spread slowest.

Even the primitive agricultural technology invented 150 years ago now widespread among the western nations has not yet come to India.

Inside the same country, values of technology do not so quickly spread to the lower levels of population. ¨

  • We see before us the phenomenon of national law becoming international law. Law is of the mind.

To institutionalise law, the vital mind should be inspired and the physical realities should accommodate.

Here we see all the laws of history or social evolution operating in some real measure.

To observe how national institutions have already become international institutions will offer us all the territory one has to travel.

Such a phenomenon has two parts: 1) Its capacity to spread, 2) the individual nation's capacity to receive and endorse.

  • It is obvious that INSTITUTIONS of all descriptions have an important role to play.
  • It is said that it takes two years to make a soldier.

It is a 730 days rigorous external training vigorously imposed on the soldier while he is in the army.

Left to himself he does not become one in 730 years. The South Indians in the army have earned the reputation of poor fighters. Outside the army, he will stay put and will never think of becoming a soldier.

Mind, the enlightened mind of the elite, has the power of accomplishing it in a few years when its own comprehension is in its mental substance where it becomes a Real-Idea.

  • Our job here is to know the process, mentalise it as a consciousness-reality and allow it to travel to the substance until it establishes itself there.

It only needs the collection of the past landmarks and viewing it as a mental construction.

  • The points that deserve attention are varied responses of the collective to law.

The need for law arises only in the collective. The individual has none.

Such a need for the individual arises only when he becomes an inseparable part of the collective that has realised itself as a community.

All these movements are subconscious.

All, without exception, are created by the external need and its compelling urge.

What starts as an external compulsion ultimately becomes an internal value.

  • Capital punishment was given to anyone who stole objects worth two shillings in England.

In a physical society, this is a physical communication.

Note crime does not stop by this punishment. It is lessened.

The physical man is not to be stopped.

It is the vital man that takes the lesson of punishment by fright.

After a long period, the very possibility of punishment acts as the actual punishment.

The deterrent moves from the physical to the vital.

The mind is educated from below through the body.

The mind at first receives the education as a threat to the body.

Later it is a loss of not life, but loss of status in the society.

For the threat to convert into a non-threatening event that educates took centuries earlier. Now it is less.

It is less because of the media.

Knowledge thus gained does not become an urge to action.

It waits for the society to approve it as an idea.

The actual process, its various steps in several dimensions, particularly in the vertical and horizontal dimensions are easy to trace by an interested observer.

Such knowledge becomes power by the strength of personality.

The personality that receives in its higher spiritual or Supramental consciousness will have a salutary effect on the international elite.

  • The constitution of ICJ, ICC, ILO, UNO, the League of Nations and their effectivity since then are there before us.

A scholar collects facts.

We should gather perceptions that collect by themselves.

The Real-Idea expresses as mental idea and to the mental idea life presents as facts.

From facts to the idea and to the Real-Idea is the path to be traversed.

For this knowledge to become power, the other subject of how ideas become institutions, their various stages, the external pressure, the inner impulse are to be known thoroughly.

It is easiest to know it in oneself.

This knowledge does not have the self - ego - as its centre, but it is not Self that serves as the centre.

That centre is not the universe. It is only the society, not even earth which we call world.

To be able to know oneself as one expression of the world experience is the mental attitude demanded.

He calls it individualisation.

Once the person comes out of the ego or at least selfishness, the inrush of this knowledge can be great, even if all will not enter thus.

The key lies in emerging out of that limitation.

Falsehood is in several versions - egoistic, social, moral, functional, factual, psychological, etc.

Here, one must step into the truth of world-existence.

It is an outgoing movement.

It is expansive.

The expansiveness is self-existing.

It issues from an INNER urge.

The human part is the aspiration for that urge.

It begins at home.

Getting rid of money value is to shed a great psychological baggage.

Maturity is the individual growing into a world citizen.

It gives us the capacity of seeing the outside inside.

Internationalisation is, in one sense, internalisation.

As the elite in this regard is already giving thought to it, it becomes possible.

In nuclear disarmament, the elite is opposed to it.

Here there is no such resistance.

Being mental, it is eminently possible.

One's own MIND, in its depth, should be enamoured of it.

  • Law is the power of the army reduced to statutes with the sanction of public conscience felt in their physical substance.

Our aim is to bring to light the potentials already well developed but remaining outside the institutionalised power of international life.

It can be done from every possible point of view, but just now we can take it up from the ideas voiced in the seminar Jean Jacques participated in and from the point of view of our own formed conscience at its maximum reach.

Those judges who participated in that seminar are people who can appreciate the ideas that project these potentials. They are officers, when the truth is accessible to their minds, who can invest these ideas with their administrative powers in their daily functioning.

So to frame practical ideas, theoretically attractive propositions, functionally strategic powers as well as throwing light on the blurred areas between aspiration and possibility, etc. will find a welcome from them.

Such an effort can be mental or can be raised to the Spirit or even to the Supermind. Let us raise it to the maximum possible level.

From there we can handle our 1) thoughts, 2) feelings, 3) sensations, 4) acts and see they give way sufficiently.

  • To formulate this approach as a standing psychological strategy for our functioning and maintain it is WORK.
  • This is a process that gains strength inside, takes shape, secures strength and can stay there as a background ever-present.

It is capable of influencing our outer actions.

It can be seen having effect on the ideal we have in mind.

Should a group of people, however big or small it is, take to this, a centre of power will form inside it.

Observe the movements of disarmament from there.

You will see the guiding HAND of the force.

It may become HIS own HAND.

It is the hand of destiny.

This is yogic work, not yoga.

Yoga does not participate in any work.

There is no prohibition, but it is the nature of yoga.

¨  This is a topic in itself, not in context here.

story | by Dr. Radut