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723 – The Handbook for Peace

The old moral, social, and political “order” of humankind is now dead. A new and true and right Way of order of humankind is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary. This Free Declaration is the Seed-Utterance of that new and necessary Way of true and right (and truly globally, totally, and universally cooperative) order.

— Adi Da, World Friend

On this day, July 23, 2006, Adi Da declared a decisive moment in human history for the sake of global cooperation, tolerance, and peace.  From His essay “723:  The Free Declaration of The Universal Moral, Social, and Political Laws of True and Necessary Civilization” (pp 251 in Not-Two Is Peace):

Not-Two Is PeaceThis Free Declaration is the Seed-Utterance of that new and necessary true and right (and truly globally, totally, and universally cooperative) order.

This moment in human-time—July 23, 2006—is the precise and decisive moment of the uniquely new human necessity for all of humankind.

One and all, consider this Free Declaration of your possibility on Earth.

One and all, Be of this Free Wisdom Blessed and made all right—together and at once.

Something new must emerge ….. A new mode of social contract …. an egoless mode …… based on cooperation, tolerance and universal participation and accountability.

Adi Da, Not-Two Is Peace

The Ordinary People’s Way of Global Cooperative Order

Dawn Horse Press, 2009

Global peace advocate, Gloria Applebaum, writes at the Global Cooperation blog:  “There is undeniable and inescapable proof in the every day of “daily news” that human beings are everywhere carrying on their activities in a manner that is not productive, and not workable.  Humankind must, itself (and as a whole), become truly and rightly globalized. There must be the establishment of principles which serve the potential well-being of humankind as a whole, and which ensure that the Earth-domain itself is able to function soundly. Thus, a different “method” of human relatedness is required: the non-“tribal”, or non-fragmented, “method”, in which the working-presumption is prior unity.”

J.C.Troncale, Professor of Russian Studies University of Richmond writes:  “In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da pulls no punches. His compassionate, but absolutely uncompromising message is, at once, sobering and liberating. Facing the most serious challenges that humankind has ever known ecologically, economically, politically and in practically every other sphere of human culture, we are hard pressed to find solutions. We constantly run into ourselves and our own narcissistic patterns of repeating the very things that have brought us to point where we now stand. Left to those patterns, there is apparently no viable exit strategy. Somehow we must take the initiative to go beyond all of that. Adi Da fondly and gently reminds us, mercifully, that we are already much more than that. Not-Two Is Peace offers us an alternative based on Love and the practice of Love as the most powerful force that can join us together in a new relationship with each other and the world in which we live. If we all were to read it, we might just regain a collective sense of what it means to survive as truly human.”

Guy Burneko, Ph.D., writing at www.beyondthematrix.com said:  “This book is valuable in so many ways that writing a review of it is a pleasure; its limitations are only the result of its considerable virtues and, its author might add, of the times we live in. It elucidates in diverse ways the immense value of profound nondualist experience for humane and ecohumane well-being. And while in doing so it does not rely on scholarly references, anyone who has encountered traditional teachings of the inherent unity of being from the Vedas, Sutras, mystics or indigenous sources will recognize basic similarities in concept and import. For instance, where we read in Adi Da that “The restoration of sanity and Truth – or the restoration to Reality Itself – requires the overcoming of the ‘self’-deluded process. . . of ‘self-objectification,’” we hear echoes of ancient teachings about the avidya or ignorance that obscures and deludes our understanding (of ourselves as essentially not-twoed from “prior unity”). Our ignorance, he explains, is in thinking of ourselves as separate egos which, therefore, in turn objectify All (including one another) as something separate from ourselves. From this derive the “tribalisms,” competitiveness, fears and lack in peace and composure that afflict our unsustainable lives. Our self-alienating presumption of individual ego eclipses the basic Self-realization that we are, finally, non-individually selfless in (and as) the not-two of never-completely-objectifiable ‘Reality Itself’.”

Adi Da is both clear and tonic in showing the extent to which the contemporary “world is deluded by its own artifacts” and that we continuously blind ourselves to the fact that “the egoless human being fully participates in Reality Itself” by our persistently assuming that we do not do so via our repeated “egoic” assertions. In other words, it is in assuming and instantiating the unity of the reality that is prior to all egoing (rather than assuming duality in our interpersonal and geopolitical interactions) that we embody Reality. “Egolessness is the self-organizing energy of prior unity.” We have put the cart of separateness before the horse of not-two, and in the process let ourselves be “reduced” to the status of “consumers” or, worse, of commodities – much like the bounty of the natural world we are using up at an unsustainable rate.

From Adi Da, Not-Two Is Peace:

The root-source of disturbance in the human realm is not a financial crisis, or the crisis of global warming and extreme weather, or the problems that arise with the migration of people to everywhere, or the breakdown of the international system in the United Nations, or the epidemic nature of disease and poverty.

The root-source of disturbance in the human realm is the (by-now-paradigmatic) presumption that human beings exist in the world merely in order to consume, to acquire, to luxuriate in conditional experience of all kinds, to exploit the possibilities of enhancing their own “self”-interests — with no other principle or countering force to which they must be accountable.

The present world-chaos must be clearly and thoroughly understood – not only as the total and final collapse of all past civilizations (or of ego-culture and the “tribalization” of separate and opposing human socities), but as the consummate critical moment of opportunity for humankind as a whole and single order of mutual responsibility on Earth.

The old moral, social, and political “order” of humankind is now dead. A new and true and right order of humankind is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary.

Only everybody-all-at-once can change the current chaos.

The old moral, social, and political “order” of humankind is now dead. A new and true and right Way of order of humankind is, now, and forever hereafter, necessary. This Free Declaration is the Seed-Utterance of that new and necessary Way of true and right (and truly globally, totally, and universally cooperative) order.

Find out more at –

www.ispeace723.org

www.daplastique.com

www.globalcooperationproject.org

lynnea2 The BoardLynnea Bylund is managing director of Gandhi Legacy Tours, Director of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, founder of Catalyst House and has nearly three decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development. She was a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries. She has a degree in holistic health-nutrition from the legendary and controversial health educator and activist Dr. Kurt Donsbach, she is the founder of two not-for-profit small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder. +LynneaBylund Twitter LinkedIn FaceBook Pinterest YouTube

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