It is mentioned in this article the core points as rethinking our values, redesigning our systems and rebuilding our institutions.
Materialist Spiritualist Mission Trust (MSMT) has been talking about these aspects since 2003. MSMT main stands is that there is a need for paradigm shift in our thinking, faiths, beliefs, attitudes and behivour for achieving synergy, peace, harmony, justice and development.
We seem to be living in a make -believe world. The systems and processes of all soceital parameters(Global/National) are designed in the name of people/public/society and for people/public/society. These aspects(customer/ end user) seem to be forgotten in the muddling confusion of various religious and systemic symbolisms. Just as humans or any metal has fatigue and become useless over a period of time, so are the systems and processes of various societal parameters including spirituality. In this context it is relevant to review the entire system of human social existence. They include:
1. Economic values- make-believe world.
Economic systems and processes.
2. Political values- purpose of power and influence in the society.
Political systems and processes- change-pain involved-mitigating pain of change
Openness and creativity.
Requirement for well thought out philosophy and road map.
3. Business-management, values and ethics.
Purpose of business-values.
Rethink and redefine.
4. Legal aspects-values-purpose of legal system.
Delivery of justice-ethics, philosophy, adaptation to changes, ultimately for human
good with least tensions and turbulences.
5. Governance and Administration.
Purpose of governance-values and ethics.
Old roots vs new views and challenges.
Efficacy of governance
The system of checks and balances in societal governance.
Legistature, Executive, Judiciary and press-checks and balances and providing instruments for smooth problem solving and governance delivering to the public/people on whose behalf all the systems are conceived and implemented.
6. Cultural- Values
- Processes and systems.
- Acceptance of various symbolisms and harmony between them.
- There seems to be more worry about symbolisms than the essence of “Truth” about which all these symbolisms represent.
- Make people –the whole mass of people move towards understanding “Truth” in all its multiparameteral aspects including spiritual and materialist aspects and the to be conceived future parameters.
- Role for a vast number committed teachers to decipher,create and teach about emerging new aspects of “Truth”.
7. Science and Technology:
- Purpose and values.
- Adventurism verses conservatism. The balancing-like steering a car.
- Ultimately it should help the overall human good and preservation of life on earth by “Effort”, always praying against cosmic and natural turbulances and calamities.
– There should be at least some hazy concretization at the global level.
Some big picture. Starts some where for concretization at least at global level.
Start spiritual innovation-this is for the modern spiritualists.
I have been talking about these aspects since the late 90’s in a concret way and formalized by registering Materialist Spiritualist Mission Trust on 11-06-2003 as a public charitable trust.
Please visit www.materialistspiritualist.org and also go through the material on “Talk on materialism spiritualism and Shrama dharma”on 9/11 of 2009 to senior IIM alumnus at Hyderabad as given in the Speeches part of the website.
MSMT tried to give overall contours and paradigm consisting of philosophical basis, a vision and a hazy road map for achieving harmony, peace, synergy, justice and development.
Your Comments are welcome.
C.Venkataramanaiah B.E, MBA (IIM-B, 74-76)
Founder and Managing Trustee
Materialist Spiritualist Mission Trust.
New ways of global cooperation25 Jan 2010, 0321 hrs IST, Klaus Schwab,
The economic and financial crisis of the past year underscored the extent to which, after experiencing the ‘globalisation of opportunities’ , we are now facing the ‘globalisation of problems’. This shift reflects the transformation of a world that has become much more interconnected, interdependent and complex, characterised by many new state and non-state players.
Today, although the impact of the crisis appears to be diminishing, an atmosphere of complacency has descended, even as the recovery process remains fragile. The momentum calling for comprehensive reforms has slowed and the compulsion for international cooperation has weakened, as demonstrated recently in Copenhagen.
As we continue to absorb lessons from the crisis, it is clear that this year will be an exceedingly challenging one.
The fiscal and monetary prescriptions to ease the pain of global economic shocks are now fuelling anxieties about the creation of new economic bubbles.
Moreover, the demographic, behavioural and technological changes linked to the collapse in global demand, combined with the persistent overcapacity in many industries, are challenging basic assumptions about the nascent recovery. In addition, global risks such as climate change, nuclear proliferation and pandemics have reached unprecedented heights of urgency.
If we focus solely on crisis management, we will continue to fuel the downward spiral.
Denial of unpleasant or politically- inconvenient truths, combined with the herd instinct, is what has caused us to rely on systems that were unrealistic and unsustainable in the first place.
Clearly, moments of crises create moments of opportunity to introduce better ideas and to inject positive change in the global system, drawing on the engagement of all stakeholders of global society.
It is clear that 2010 represents a tipping point in global history, and that the management of our future requires us above all to do it in the framework of rethinking our values, redesigning our systems and rebuilding our institutions.
One of the fundamental pre-conditions in rethinking our values framework should not only be anchored on social responsibility and environmental sustainability, but also on increased equity.
Rethinking our values provides the foundation for the necessary redesign of our systems, adapting them to the needs of society in the 21st century.
This redesign must take place at all levels, but particularly on the global level, comprising the necessary framework, for example, for global financial and trade flows.
These redesign efforts require a common vision, collaborative innovation and public-private partnerships for their long-term success.
Rethinking our values and redesigning our systems naturally leads to the rebuilding of our institutions — to make them more proactive and strategic; more inclusive, fostering greater multistakeholder engagement; more reflective of the new geo-political and geo-economic structures; and more inclusive of inter-generational accountability and responsibility.
The bricks we are using to build the post-crisis world can be found in new concepts that are based on greater citizen involvement and stronger government partnerships with other non-state actors. We have to incorporate much more expertise and knowledge into our global decision-making processes; we have to use social networking as an empowerment tool and more effectively harness our digital capital; we have to listen more intensively to the next generation.
While there are many existing institutions that are well placed to look at discrete aspects of the challenges facing the world, none have the mandate to examine the global situation in an integrated and holistic manner, nor do they have the range of stakeholders and constituencies that would enable them to perform such a task adequately.
It is clear that what the world needs most today is integration and cooperation.
We will never meet the challenges if we do it alone.
We must reach beyond our own silos, building links with other people and organisations.
The basis of any progress made in the complex and fast-moving world of the 21st century is the capability to understand the motivations of all the different stakeholders of society and to gain true insights into the nature of the issues.
This can only be achieved through dialogue amongst those who have responsibility for shaping the global agenda. Such a discourse is the pre-condition for sound and enlightened decision-making.
To provide the platform for such a comprehensive and authentic dialogue is the unique contribution that Davos — at the beginning of each year — can make to the world.
(The author is founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, whose annual summit at Davos takes place over January 27-31)