on Values Key to Solve Personal and World Problems
by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Academy under the Government of Russia, Leningradsky Prospect, 49 and 55, Moscow
of a human being is not measured by his richness but by his morals, good will
and attitude of co-operation for the well-being of his family and society. Harmonious,
loveful and pure relationships are the measure of the value of a family. Value
of the society lies not in just its scientific and technological development
but in the richness of its culture, maturity of and unity among its members.
Value of a nation is measured not by how much stable its economy and political
situation is nor by how much military power it has but is measured by how much
it is contributing for world peace and safer existence of humanity.
motivate our behaviour and govern our decisions. Values determine our world
view and give direction, purpose and meaning to life. Values are the foundation
for a harmonious human personality, good health, elevated consciousness, happy
relationships and for the well-being of humanity as a whole. Values along with
complete true Knowledge would lead to the perfect scientific achievements enabling
the reestablishment of renewed civilization. But, the foundation for such achievements
has to be laid now.
we desire a better future, it is now the time to bring the right change in our
consciousness and attitudes. For making it practically possible, there is need
for Knowledge, Virtues and powers.
of various professions and desciplines joined during the conference on "Values
Key to Solve Personal and World Problems" to discuss solutions to the existing
world problems on the basis of "values". The main points, suggestions and ideas
that emerged and were accepted during these discussions are as follows:
- Our present society
is marching towards barbarity worse than we could have even conceived
a century ago. Man's consciousness has been influenced by dangerous traits
and his moral
voice has been almost lost. There has been violation of the "living values
human and spiritual." So, if even at this late stage, values will not be restored
and given their
important place, there will be the greatest ever disaster complete
moral disaster which will lead to series of economic, political,
social and personal crises and ultimately, all
our wonderful progress will mix into dust.
- Today, when human lives
have become so much interdependent and complicated and human
consciousness has become weak, person's susceptibility to do bad or wrong
manifold. Therefore, there is a need of deeper understanding of application
of values in human
actions and relations. Also there is need of understanding the methodology
of inculcation of these values in human life for the generations to come.
If we do not lay
proper emphasis on the observance of values now, then we are inviting our
own doom in the
form of environmental pollution, hazard to social health and nuclear wars.
- The world has made
enormous scientific, technological and industrial progress, but people in
this world, for whom actually this progress was made, are living in the state
of emotional imbalance. They have not been able to manage their sensual impulses
and excessive ambitions, and control anger, greed and arrogance. This has
created a great imbalance between scientific development and the level of
human maturity in moral values. This is a very dangerous situation because
the aim of proper use of the scientific advancement cannot be achieved until
person learns the methodology for bringing emotional balance with the aim
of developing (more or less) a perfect personality and clear vision
of the future.
- Human sufferings, conflicts,
crises and other world problems are caused by many factors external and internal.
However, the main factors are, firstly, the deep rooted ignorance of true
identity and true nature of human being as a result of which the person
loses the track of life's main aim; secondly the lack of proper Knowledge
of the nature of this World Drama which would otherwise had given us
better understanding of future of humanity. The systematic knowledge about
the above main aspects will enable people to imbibe the values spiritual,
moral, human and social.
- Every individual needs
to develop the sense of responsibility and the spirit of co-operation to make
our world better place to live. The powers of science, religion and government
should play complementary role in this task, for the future better
or bitter lies in the hands of these powers. Misuse of these powers
would bring an inrepairable loss to people. Efforts should be made to join
the positive forces of science, religion and government in the creation of
new world civilization and this is possible when values are articulated not
only in the scientific inventories and decisions made by these powers but
also in the actions and attitudes of their representatives. They should work
like partners committed for the task of world peace and harmony.
- Love, peace, happiness
and purity actually are the rights of every human being, and therefore, chance
should be given for all to enjoy these valuable treasures. At the same time,
every individual should be committed not to violate these valuable treasures,
in his actions and interactions. By adopting these core values in life and
by sharing them with others, the human being increases his worth and also
enables others to experience them. However, to rejuvenate these core values
it is essential to practice the silence of mind or peace of mind since the
site of these values is mind itself or call it soul.
- Perfection in personality,
excellence in profession, conflict resolution, good health and world harmony
are actually possible with the help of the above mentioned core values and,
in addition to them, with the following combination of virtues:
- good-will, concern
and co-operation for the well-being of others;
- self-respect and
respect to others;
- humility and forgiveness;
- honesty and justice;
- simplicity and
- self-control and
- tolerance and maintenance
of harmony in relations;
- sincerity and efforts
of these values would bring a positive change in human personality. We firmly
believe that only such change in individuals can change the whole world.
the participants of the conference "Values Key to Solve Personal
and World Problems" unanimously adopt these suggestions as the working document
for our future meetings which are aimed for building a value-based society.
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