A Universal Vision of Human Goodness and Social Transformation

  • Acharya Fleet Maull Shambhala International

Abstract

The world needs our help, and this is truer today than at any other time in our history. No amount of governmental legislation, regulation, or programming will be sufficient to address the challenges of global warming, unchecked consumerism, growing capitalist exploitation of human and environmental resources, gross social inequality and inequity, and widespread violence and fear if we do not awaken and connect personally, interpersonally, and as a global society with the innate goodness of ourselves, humanity, society, and the environment in which we live. That is the core challenge of our time. Our collective exploitation of our planet’s resources and the cultures and institutions we have based on the model of winners and losers, punishment and reward, blame and shame all evolved from our individual and collective sense of unworthiness and incompleteness and from the mistaken notion that humanity is somehow innately flawed and inherently dangerous.

Published
2020-05-26
Section
Fraternal Interreligious Cooperation