A Few Thoughts About Universal Responsibility.

Universal responsibility is the best foundation both for our personal happiness and for world peace, the equitable use of our natural resources and, through a concern for future generations, the proper care for the environment. Many of the world’s problems and conflicts arise because states and individuals have lost sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a human family. As politicians are running states, it tends to be forgotten that despite the diversity of race, religion, culture, language, ideology and so forth, people are equal in their basic desire for peace and happiness. As human beings, we all know that we need to have better relations and better understandings. Although world communities, researchers and many thinkers know about it, it’s rarely our practice.

Today, human civilisation has entered the new millennium with many aliments such as economic crises, political distrust and social confusions, environmental problems, psychological depressions, nuclear disasters, and so on… Those problems and disasters have been created by human beings and cannot be ignored. If we consider about our future generations and our world community survival, we should find a way to solve these problems and disasters.

Dr. Samael Aun Weor, a thinker of social sciences and anthropology, once said that there are a number of events and negative external problems, but the reason for those negative problems lies internally. It explains that disasters, crises and problems are showing themselves externally, but the reasons and foundations are internal. So, our internal states today should require human beings to think twice. International communities and states do a lot for the world community, but we are missing the internal sense or understanding of universalism by responsibility.

I, therefore, suggest that states need more awareness of human responsibility toward a universal optimism of the world.

We cannot call all of the world community to become a Buddhist or believe in karma, dharma and reincarnation. However, everybody can have enough sense to protect nature with its components and sustain responsibility toward our future creatures and generations. It’s natural, as given our ancestors provided us a place to live today. The conclusion is the world community needs to look for the greater motivation to modern problem solving and for future generations.

 

So, any human action, whether the result is positive or negative, largely depends on motivation. If the motivation is sincere then every human action can be positive – including political initiatives. If our motivation is not adequate or pure, even religion becomes smeared. It’s a motivation and attitude for optimism, with its sense of acting for the world community as a family. Sincere motivation for the benefit of others and greater sense of responsibility is the approach of Dalai Lama for world community, diplomacy and nation states.

The most secure foundation for a new world order is not simply broader political and economic alliances, but each individual’s genuine practice of love and compassion. These qualities are the ultimate source of human happiness, and our need for them lies at the very core of our being. The practice of compassion is not idealistic, but the most effective way to pursue the best interests of others as well as our own. The more we become interdependent the more it is in our own interest to ensure the well-being of others.

Morally, as beings of higher intelligence, we must care for this world. The other inhabitants of the planet, insects and so on, do not have the means to save or protect this world. Our other responsibility is to undo the serious environmental degradation that is the result of incorrect human behaviour. We have recklessly polluted the world with chemicals and nuclear waste, selfishly consuming many of its resources. Humanity must take the initiative to repair and protect the world.

And more over, we are all human and we all want a better and peaceful world. So the proper motivation is that care for the other’s interest is urgent. The world leaders and nation states should encourage innovative dialogue on the ways in which members of the public can strengthen the peace process through people-to-people and leaders to leaders. They should encourage proper motivation which is based on the greater sense of universal responsibility. It’s not only about a religious approach; it’s the urgent need to deal with current problems which can erase the entire human existence.

We in world politics only talk and know about rights. Now it’s an urgent time to consider the “Human Responsibility”, “Nations Responsibility” and “World as a Global Responsibility”.

It’s the only way to save humanity, nations and global survival.

 

Authentic Mongolia

 

The origin of Mongolia is the Altaic people. Known to some as the Central Asian nomads, their history is vast and rich in terms of everything. In time they have been mixed and submerged into Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Mongolia, Russia and China. And many Mongol origins are still living in India, Iran, and so on to this day. But their common character is their wisdom and love of the emanation that they believe in. Mongolia is a centre of Altaic people today.

Altaic people inhale by the open round space and exhale by creating this space into their own individual world. Physically, we can notice it with their yurts. A yurt is a round structure and represents many meaningful characteristics in each part. The main characteristic of a Yurt is that it is like a universe in a small space.

The top part of the yurt is the unity. The sun or the light which is in absolute. The most adorable wisdom of everything. From this part, two columns are going down, which represents the two polarities, divine feminine and masculine spirits. Then the walls round represent the virtues for adorable wisdom. If the walls are well built and strong enough, the yurt is going to the best servant to that adorable light. In turn, if the yurt is a good servant of this adorable light, then everything is circulating under the law of the universe and the meaning of life and death is fulfilled on earth bravely. I really love the sacred wisdom of Altaic people, because I grew up with their legends and sacred faith. All the messages and representations of yurt are also in each human being, like a person, each yurt has individuality too.

Altaic people adore the space. They perceive the space is a smaller form of the universe. The universe is a smaller version of the absolute, the adorable wisdom, or light. The one who palpates in each heart. This adorable light expands and creates the universe, space and then humans. A human, for example, is a nomad is a small version of the universe, like their yurt.

Mongolian handicrafts yurt

Adoring this light naturally opens the eye of every nomad into mystery. The long perches for yurt represents the mysteries around everywhere and in everything. The mystery of mountains, rivers and trees, for example, created shamanism. The mystery of wild animals created the totems. Mongolians adopted Buddhism easily and happily because they realised that the mystery of living with their adorable wisdom was taught in a new way. How to reach that adorable absolute rigorously wasn’t the main importance, contrary, it enriches the method or way to reach that absolute. That’s why Mongolians welcomed Buddhism with respect and honour as legends tell.

Maybe I am one of the last generations, who have faith in this authentic Altaic wisdom. It’s hard to keep it in today’s ultra-capitalistic world. But thanks for reading my blog on mongolianhandicrafts.com.

I believe still, everybody has a right to know about the authentic Mongolian wisdom. Difficulties in life can be created by the misunderstanding or the errors of “know-how” to create ourselves, or the yurt. Now, dear reader, the conclusion is for you to decide.