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Theory of peace


March 12, 2006

Culture of Peace

  • Theory is the understanding of an organised mind of a phenomenon.Culture is the crystallised essence of Existence matured to civilisation through a long historical life.Culture is the society's psychological organisation lived more subconsciously.When the conscious social organisation loses its overt central authority in favour of internalised values so that what was an organisation will settle down to an institution, social culture emerges as the subconscious way of life of a cohesive community made one by language or religion or both.
  • Spiritually, Peace emerges as the structure of an activity or existence dissolves, even as Silence rises when activity falls silent or quiet.Socially, Peace is the opposite of war or its absence.Psychologically, Peace in society is a state where the psychological structure of war - competition, pugnacity, ego, etc. - dissolves.They rest on physical, material conditions.Peace can be safely established when obtaining these physical material objects is made possible by values other than those that generate war.
  • Between War and Peace lies Strife.Analyse the basis of strife and move it one way, you will end up in war; move in another way, you will end in Peace.
  • Peace lies in several stages.Ceasefire - armistice - NO cause material for war - No political urge to war - Incapacity of any description is a basis for war.
  • Trace the journey from hot war to quiet Peace, showing the stages clearly in terms of 1) social existence, 2) collective security, 3) military equipment, 4) psychological readiness to fight - patriotism, 5) political basis of monarchy that longs for territory, 6) its absence in democracy, 7) similar economic compulsions to have commanding access to market, 8) doctrinal urges to establish mental superiority, 9) religious urge to support it, 10) inferiority complex of religion, social system, doctrinal deficiency that are embers of war.
  • The role of freedom in blighting or blunting the urge to fight as it relieves the mind to expand on its own.
  • The role of Prosperity that draws away all physical energy from war.
  • Absence of all types of narrowness of mind that can create urges to fight.
  • The opposites of every cause that led to World War I & II.
  • Absence of stratification of classes that can create an urge to fight.
  • Absence of distance between the richest and the poorest.
  • Widespread education that abridges the gap between the two ends of organised education.
  • Imparting of Life Education where the level of attainment can be more even than in mental education.
  • The emergence of the law of all in each and each in all in as many activities as possible.
  • The abundance of the greatest luxury in the market so as to be available to all.
  • Equality of youth and age. Age in wisdom and youth in wider receptivity are equal before life.
  • Greater utility of Time that abridges centuries into decades.Greater efficiency in general that raises the level of skill of the population.Greater appreciation of the law that opposites are opportunities.
  • As long as man conceives of the low status of women, untouchables, handicapped, criminals, the poor, there is a basis for tension of some intensity.
  • Monetary rewards, either of salaries or otherwise can create disparities.
  • Discovering the value of other cultures can remove or reduce such bases.
  • Fuller appreciation of fanatic religions, poor nations, ‘inferior races', in their own evolutionary perspective is another move in this direction.
  • To appreciate the fact that the conqueror is conquered.
  • Instead of viewing life as a series of graded development, to understand it as a process of progress removes the differentials of energy that can form the basis of contention or superiority.

story | by Dr. Radut