Designing a Lasting World Peace
Over the ages most people always desired a
lasting peace; they prayed for it, imagined it, worked for it
continuously since time immemorial. "Peace" is a goal of many
religions and many ideologies.
The reason that, so far, no lasting peace in the world materialized
yet is due to our (sometimes great) differences in what we mean
when we say "peace on Earth". Since we do not have a unified,
common idea of the concept, "peace on Earth" can never happen.
Instead we always end up fighting for our version of "peace", and
we wonder why any lasting "Peace on Earth" never really comes
Knowing that every time of peace in human history ended in a war,
what should "Peace on Earth" look like, so it would not result in a
Unless we can answer this question, we can never achieve real
"Peace on Earth".
We should learn how to imagine, in as much detail as possible, what
would constitute a real "Peace on Earth", and then, since we each
have different concepts of the idea, we should learn how to
reconcile all our differences in models (or by using any other
expedient way, e. g. in "gedanken experiments", meditations, "think
tanks", etc.) in order to arrive at a unified idea of what
"Peace on Earth" should be, because only one version of by all
shared reality can manifest at a time--we have to ensure that this
reality is one that is accepted by all of us who are to experience
it; hence we have to "design" our common reality to be shared by
all of us in a model first, we have to see that we like it, and
then we set out to materialize it coherently together
cooperating closely and enthusiastically.
Unifying and reconciling of all the different ideas that we might
have about the future of the Earth in a model, and then working
towards this unified ideal would prevent conflicts from happening
in real life, since, after all, wars happen because people go to
war so that Peace happens their way.
So that we do indeed arrive at a reality that would be preferred by
all, we have to first see (in a model) what it actually is that we,
collectively, want! Unless we can agree on what it is that we
collectively want, we would merely continue to strive for a reality
that we would like to experience individually--and this would, of
course, result in reconciling of our ideals in reality, with the
accompanying suffering that we are all too familiar with: social
and environmental degradation that happens only because we don't
agree on what should be the best for all of us. In other
words--instead of reconciling of our differences harmlessly in
models (or by using any other expedient means), we let our
differences to reconcile in real time/space causing real harm and
The idea of modeling the future of the Earth is also presented, in
more detail, at http://www.modelearth.org/modelearth.html .
If you think that there are any flaws in the idea, any mistakes
that I am making, I would very much appreciate that you would let
me know, please!
May all differences, all controversies, and all conflicts resolve
harmlessly in meditations, prayers, models--using what-so-ever
wholesome and expedient means--into the benefit to all beings,
starting with all beings that there are here and now in this world!
May there be no beings that would not benefit optimally!
Find, or imagine that there is, a mental space in which all the
ideas of what anyone might think that their future should look like
would be reconciled with each other, so that conflicts in real life
would be prevented from occurring.
Please dedicate your practice to the optimal benefit of all beings
of all three times and ten directions of space, starting here and
now on Earth.
Thank you, sincerely -
Mr. Jan Hearthstone - ModelEarth.Org
If we, the people, were really sincere about having real Peace in
the world, we would use peaceful means to create Peace in the world rather than rely on the military!