"The first step in the evolution of ethics is a sense of solidarity with other human beings."
For some people the idea of a world that is ethical, a world that is consistent, may seem like a far stretch of the imagination. But what do we really stand to lose if we deny ourselves this possibility, even if only in our imagination? If there cannot be a world ethics, then there will always be one group that considers another to be "bad" or "wrong" by comparison. If this is so, there will continue to be general non-acceptance and intolerance, if not war.
World ethics can be described as a sense of consistency and integrity throughout the world. It is the intellectual and experiential discovery of the principles that all humans can act under to create a growing and prospering world-community.
However, we cannot bring a world like this into fruition without first truly understanding the nature of what it is to be human, which perhaps, up until this point, has not been fully understood. Take, for example, the choice of doing what you know versus what you feel like doing. Often, this simple aspect of human behavior is cast in such a light that the conflict of the mind and the body are seen as the conflict between good and evil. This perspective can make it seem as if this ongoing struggle can never be resolved.
Sigmund Freud once wrote, "Anatomy is destiny." Herein lies the question: is our body the master of our mind, or is the mind the master of our body? If our bodies are the masters of our minds, then ultimately we are bound to the fearful and indulgent aspects of our existence. In a sense, we would be little different than other animals.
Is it possible, then, that we can utilize our minds to transcend the chains to the body so that the mind becomes the true master? If so, we could forge a noble existence and create a society that is civilized both internally and externally. Then, and only then, could we advance the culture of the world and have a world ethics.
Never before has mankind had the procedural understanding or the tools to make the triumph of the mind over the body possible - at least, not until now. NXIVM represents the possibility for this victory. So the question isn't whether world ethics is possible or not, but rather: is the human race up to the challenge?
The World Ethical Foundations Consortium (WEFC) is a highly directed initiative promoting the
understanding and application of compassionate ethics in the world community. Our distinguished
members are individuals demonstrating a high degree of ethics and commitment to
humanity-compassionate ethics-and an expertise in at least one community branch.
We provide these individuals with a unique ethical toolset enabling each to resolve
ethical questions and achieve a deeper understanding of the nature of compassionate ethics.
The World Ethical Foundations Consortium will be hosting
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's first visit to Albany, New York on May 6, 2009.
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The mission of the Ethical Humanitarian Foundation is to support endeavors that help
us embrace our humanity, build our ethics, and move us towards a more noble civilization.
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