The world is currently facing increasing violence, terrorism, and corruption. Drug and alcohol problems are everywhere. Politicians try to bring about transformation of human behavior through laws, but to no avail. Modern research continues to prove the powerful effect of meditation on human behavior. Meditation really works! It transforms the behavior of an individual. Individuals make a family, families make a society, societies make a nation, and nations make a world. Thus, individuals are the world. When individuals change, the world changes. There is no other way to build a noble world.
Just as the state of deep sleep, where we refresh ourselves every night, lies beyond our waking and dream states, so also the meditation state lies just next to the deep sleep state. If the deep sleep state can be so refreshing, imagine how much more refreshing your meditation state would be. Regardless of nationality, race, religion, and gender, one can easily experience one’s own meditation state.
In the meditation state, you are a pure consciousness where there is no division, no class, no religion. Therefore, anybody, whether a Hindu, Christian, Jew or Moslem, can practice meditation. The world can come to a harmony if meditation is practiced everywhere around the world.
Fundamentally, building a peaceful world begins with our own selves. Before changing others, we must first discover peace within ourselves. You may ask, “What can a single individual do for harmony in the world?” A short story originally told by Loren Eiseley answers this question very well. A wise man was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When he came to each starfish, he would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. He had been doing this for some time when an old man approached him and asked, “Why are you doing this? Look at this beach! There must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.” The wise man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, threw it back into the ocean, and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
If we find peace within ourselves through meditation, our life will be transformed. So let us begin with our own transformation. The mission of Noble World Foundation (NWF) is to promote the inner transformation of individuals for bringing peace, harmony, and well-being in the world.
We hope this website inspires you to join us on the inner journey leading to Self-realization. For more insights, please read the book, Building a Noble World. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your visit!
Have a peaceful day!
Shiv R. Jhawar, MAS, CA, EA
Noble World Foundation
Everyone wants to experience mental peace and happiness, yet despite scientific and technological developments, most people still experience mental tension and unhappiness. The ideas presented in Building a Noble World by Shiv R. Jhawar can help one realize the enormous strength of one’s own spirit. The book provides meaning to their personal lives by answering the four basic questions: Who am I? Where have I come from? Where will I go to? Why am I here?
Does Law of Periodicity Govern Rise and Fall of Nations?
World renowned Swami Rama Tirtha (1873 –1906), who was a brilliant Professor of Mathematics, predicted prosperity for the Indian subcontinent by explaining cycles of time called “Law of Periodicity.” Nature shows that the sun moves from east to west, coming back to the east to begin a new cycle.
More than a century ago in 1903, in his book, In Wood of God Realization Volume III, Swami Rama Tirtha observed: “Everything in this world ‘moves rhythmically’ and the Law of Periodicity governs all phenomena. In accord with this law should move even the Sun or star of prosperity. There was a time when the Sun of wisdom and wealth shone at the zenith of glory in India. As seen through the eyes of History, this luminary, like other heavenly bodies, began gradually to march westward and westward. It passed over Persia, Assyria, and further west. Egypt saw it shining overhead. Next came the turn of Greece. After that Rome enjoyed the noon of glory. Then Germany, France, and Spain were duly waked up by the Light. At last England began to receive the dazzling splendour of the Sun of prosperity. Westward, ho! travels the Sun and brings America to the high swing of Fortune. In the United States, the Light spread in the usual course travelling from New York (or “the East”) westward and westward till it reached California or “the west”. When it was day in India, nobody knew America. Now that it is day in America the night of poverty and pain is hovering over India. But, no; the Sun seems already crossing over the PacificOcean, and Japan bids fair to be among the foremost powers of the world, and if the laws of Nature are to be trusted, the Sun of wealth and wisdom must complete his Revolution and shine once more on India with redoubled splendour. Amen!”
The peak of economic and cultural growth in India was witnessed during the Indus Valley civilization, which flourished 4500 years ago. Although South Asia is the most poverty stricken region of the world today, it holds tremendous potential for transformation and development. SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) was formed in 1985 to promote the economic welfare of this region but has not proved to be very effective.
Just as the European Community developed into the European Union (EU) in 1993, so also SAARC could develop into an “Indus Union.” The formation of regional unions based on the EU model is the best way to bring about radical and positive change in the entire region. It is time to unify the economies of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Myanmar, and others that were once an integral part of India into an “Indus Union.”
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“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” — Albert Einstein
In his 1949 book, The World as I See It, Einstein described his religious feeling: “His [The scientist’s] religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at harmony of natural law which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.”
The Universal Sound
“The words omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent begin with “om,” the universal sound. In the beginning of this universe, God was in the form of Word, which means cosmic sound. The sound Aum (Om) is known as the Word in the Gospel of St. John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Aum is the original divine sound, the basis of everything in the universe. Amen, a slightly modiﬁed form of Aum, is found in the religions of Judaism and Christianity. In the religion of Islam, Aum is found in the modiﬁed form of Amin.” – Building a Noble World, page 110