Insights For Building a Noble World
Fundamentally, building a noble 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 peace and 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!”
You can find peace within yourself through meditation. Meditation is the fourth state of consciousness beyond the states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. 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, you can easily experience your own meditation state.
The world is currently facing increasing violence, terrorism, and corruption. Drug and alcohol problems are everywhere. Politicians have tried to bring about a 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 can transform the behavior of an individual. Individuals make a family, families make a society, societies make a nation, and nations make the world. Thus, individuals are the world. When individuals change, the world changes. There is no other way to build a noble world.
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.
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Shiv R. Jhawar, MAS, CA, EA
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A Life-Changing Book
[Shiv R. Jhawar's spiritual book, Building a Noble World, inspires seekers to go beyond organized religions to discover their own spiritual nature. In this uplifting and thought-provoking book, Jhawar writes, “Once you have an experience of transcendental reality, you are changed forever.”]
One of the ironies of the 21st Century is that in spite of tremendous progress in science and technology, people still suffer from increasing levels of stress, unhappiness, mental illness, and addictions. What's the use of wealth if one's mind is not at peace?
Peace, happiness, or perfect love – that’s what everyone is seeking. Nobody can ever find it by seeking outside because it lies inside. Only when one stops seeking outside and dives within, can one discover the blissful inner Self. Unless one finds the authentic source of peace within, one cannot live a meaningful, fulfilling life. This discovery is the foundation of all religions. The book, Building a Noble World, is your trustworthy guide for attaining everlasting bliss and contentment
The richness of the author's experience is immense. In the chapter entitled, “Shaktipat: The Way to Spirituality,” Shiv R. Jhawar describes his spiritual awakening experience on September 16, 1974 as follows:
“Suddenly, I felt a great impact of a rising force within me. The intensity of this rising kundalini force was so tremendous that my body lifted up a little and fell flat into the aisle; my eyeglasses flew off. As I lay there with my eyes closed, I could see a continuous fountain of dazzling white lights erupting within me. In brilliance, these lights were brighter than the sun but possessed no heat at all. I was experiencing the thought-free state of "I am," realizing that "I" have always been, and will continue to be, eternal. I was fully conscious and completely aware while I was experiencing the pure "I am," a state of supreme bliss.”
Drawing from some of the greatest prophets and philosophers throughout the annals of history, Jhawar conveys a very simple yet profound message: There will never be peace in the world until we first discover peace within ourselves.
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"If God is not within, God is nowhere else." ― Building a Noble World, p. 97
"Indeed, meditation, not the power of technology, money, or weapons, is the way to save the world." ― Building a Noble World, p. 29
"The root of crime and war is in the human mind."― Building a Noble World, p. 24
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About Shiv R. Jhawar
Shiv R. Jhawar, MAS, CA, EA is the author of Building a Noble World and founder of Noble World Foundation (NWF), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization in the United States. While in Chicago, Jhawar met Swami Muktananda, an eminent yogi and celebrated author of the book, Play of Consciousness. Since his divine experience in the presence of Swami Muktananda on September 16, 1974, Jhawar has been practicing meditation and contributing to others’ self-realization through his talks, writing, and meditation sessions.
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This interview of Shiv R. Jhawar for his book, Building a Noble World, by Ashok Vyas was aired on ITV in New York on the following dates:
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“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” ―Anonymous
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ―Anonymous
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." ―Albert Einstein
"Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." ―George Bernard Shaw
"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." ―Mahatma Gandhi
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” ―Leo Tolstoy
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ―Jalaluddin Rumi
“Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.” ―Leo Tolstoy
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” ―Anonymous
"The only way to change your life is to change your perception of it." ―Anonymous
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, <em>In Wood of God Realization Volume III</em>, 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.”
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