62. One Earth - Home  

Posted by Dr. Dheena Sadik in , ,

In response to an intriguing comment to Post 53-

Comment- "What you said is beautiful, but here's a fact, I DO represent my own mind but i also represent MY COUNTRY, MY RELIGION, MY PEOPLE and if i act in an offensive way, this will be related to what i represent, what i'm trying to say is showing a beautiful mind and soul reflects on what i believe in and represent, and people will see that, feel that, and know the difference hands-on, not by reading books or listening to others but by simply experiencing how i act although i might represent what they don't understand or dislike...."

* Reply- I wasn't implying it's an absolutely a bad thing to be born to a particular religion, race or nation. In fact this creates diversity and eliminates boredom. My concern however, is how over-rated is all this grouping? As much as many love their herd, isn't this the major root to many conflicts on Earth today? As much as we feel home to our fellow worshipers and citizens, an exaggeration of this powerful feeling has wiped out thousands of our fellow Earthlings.

All in the name of Religion there have been too many wars, not only inter-religious but also Intra-religious clashes, eg Shiite- Sunni clashes within Islam. Having witnessed the intensity and discomfort between such groups I admit it's far from healthy. So all in the name of "love" and pride of their group, do they suddenly get rights to justify bitter feelings and thoughts towards the "other" groups? In this case, wouldn't you rather live in a world free of such boundaries limiting us to love and care for our fellow brothers and sisters?

As for patriotism- I arrived on Earth in the midst of a three decade CIVIL war, which only ended recently. Having been a victim, together with 20 million other country fellows, having lived with the constant fear of suicide bombers- even on your way back from school, with headlines on the news daily of casualties, there was very little that patriotism did to save all those countless innocent victims of ONE mother land.

Just think back of our planet. Regardless what you believe- Adam as the first man or evolution following the Big Bang, the entire globe was ONE until eventually we were separated into countries, continents, communities, religions, races and now socio-economic classes too. For those of you who believe in God, does the Almighty recognize us by our salaries, languages, citizenship or popularity? At dusk, aren't we all merely equal souls on the same line to Him?

As much as our minds have the power to cerebrate and make independent decisions, the element of inter-dependence between one another, regardless where we were born by default, will always exist till our final breathe. The entire Universe is a single organism just like ourselves. We are all part of a Vast jigsaw puzzle affecting each other.

Let us all be proud citizens of this Universe with compassionate towards our fellow beings and other creatures too. Lets be grateful for our intact senses and perceptions and be content to be amongst the privileged minority of this world to be seated comfortably this very moment and read this note with literacy so many aren't gifted to have. We are "more" blessed than we could ever imagine!

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Therese Lepage Lachapelle-Bhatnagar  

Oh, by gosh!!! I am sooooooooooo DEEPLY touched by the BEAUTY of your answer that I am crying...really!!! YOU are such a divine, exquisite SOUL, Dheena and HOW I appreciate your MORAL COURAGE to express your loving and kind views of ALL human BEings so precisely in PERFECT ENGLISH !!! YOU could easily BE a writer...as you know, I'm sure!!!
I was not sure how much we can express here but the massacres around the world, the BURNING of women, the education systems that consist of NO schooling for GIRLS and little boys memorizing a book as the only subject in order to better regurgitate it later for the rest of their lives AND fight for IT ,etc..................................................
YOU are my BRILLIANT light of the ORIENT and there has to be a place or a state of BLISS in after-life for souls like yours.
I so wish the best for YOU , your friends, and loved ones!!!
Therese[ not Mother Teresa... yet!!!]

August 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Thank You Therese, Much appreciate your kind words and genuine expression.

August 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM
Anthony Clatts  

God is this reflection across our whole. Which reflection exists without being seen?
I love that you think the universe is an organism because we wouldn't be organized without it's law, we would not be motivated without it's disorder or becoming order. Where our minds can nucleus.

August 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM
Eugene James Williams  

We are all made up of the same star dust. This is why we age together, die together, live together, and etc. The great celestial beings above us are rotating creating time(motion), postive and negative energy, and confirming that the universe is indeed an single organism.

Most of us in the West are very fortunate because of opporunity.Most of us Westerners should never complain, because most of us are a lot better off than people in the East.

Will mankind every learn and take heed to the fact that we are a Universal Brotherhood? Maybe, sooner than we all think?

August 12, 2009 at 7:06 PM
Therese Lepage Lachapelle-Bhatnagar  

We are BIRDS of a FEATHER ... we FLOCK together!!! Everyone thinks and feels in an all-encompassing, universal manner!!!

August 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Ralph Watson  

We are created as a diverse people sharing a commonality - we are all human beings, brothers beneath our skin. There is too much focus given the being "European", Asian", "Black", "White", "Christian", "Muslim", whatever.

Let us acknowledge that God created us as immensely wonderful and diverse beings and yet WE ARE ALL THE SAME.

August 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Haroun Kola  

I agree, diversity is to be celebrated as an means to find out about the infinite complexity of the creator's majesty.

Waging war is saying one aspect of divinity wants to destroy another. It doesn't make sense.

Make love not war :)

August 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Carole Cannone  

I believe we are ALL (nature included), spiritually bound by our living frailty.
We are protected by one Superior being (God) .We r not in control..................we can only learn from the past, love today and pray for tomorrow....plb

August 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM
Arya Dey  

It doesn't matter who we are inside(and in appearance including race,religion and culture) but what we do outside that defines us in front of the supreme power named as God.

I am the citizen of the world.~ Rabindranath Tagore.

August 12, 2009 at 7:15 PM
Sharon Watkins  

it is not who we are which shows our differences, it is what we do ;) beyond the veil of the sleeping consciousness we are ONE --- division is the illusion.

August 12, 2009 at 7:16 PM
Kevin DiVico  

The absolute - the singularity - God - Tao...recognize the illusions that hold you back ...find the reality that frees your life... Be - Exist - Live

August 12, 2009 at 7:17 PM
Cheryl Batoon  

In my truth, the world is still ONE, we as Humans co-created our environment and with our self-will and choices, we created religions, class and caste systems, etc. We are all equal regardless of education, wealth, socioeconomic, popularity, etc. There is no hierarchy in the Universe. Due to human's ego and self-will, hierarchies were created and power/greed was born...just my truth.

August 12, 2009 at 7:17 PM
Ruud Van Oosten  

I totally agree with you, Dheena!

August 12, 2009 at 7:17 PM
Kevin DiVico  

@Cheryl - I would say we did not co-create our environment but imposed our will to shape our environment to our choosing. Fro the first great city's to the modern landscape of today - we imposed our will through thought made manifest in action upon the natural world.

As far as Hierarchy in the universe...I do not think we have explored enough of it to truly say whether there is or there isn't...

August 12, 2009 at 7:18 PM
Arya Dey  

A person who is educated in his/her doesn't buy the surface (race/religion/culture),he/she buys the depth of the actual personalities involved.I would like to put it this way that I am a citizen of the world,it is a good and positive way of thinking.

August 12, 2009 at 7:18 PM
Cheryl Batoon  

In my truth which is what resonates in my soul, there is no hierarchy. Only humans have a desire for a hierarchy...there is no need for one. We are all equal and all a part of the ONE. God loves us period, unconditionally and complete no matter what we do. This is my truth...it belongs to me. Peace

@Kevin, in my truth, we co-created our very existence for our thoughts manifest collectively as one; therefore, we do not do any of it alone...we are never alone...

August 12, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Kevin DiVico  

@Cheryl- very cool... that equates to a few quantum physics theory I have read as well as whats called Brane cosmology ... yes, there is a philosophical and scientific argument for the hypothesis that we create a consensual reality just through the sheer act of existence.

smiles to all

August 12, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Therese Lepage Lachapelle-Bhatnagar  

Cheryl~ when I mention Maslow's hierarchy of needs, it is not the hierarchies you are describing... I totally agree with you... I'm not sure if you read my comments but anyway...

August 12, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Thank You ALL for sharing your amazing wisdom. Much appreciated indeed. Its never easy to speak your mind out in the midst of conventional floods that have hypnotized the majority. Life is so much more BRIGHTER with original thinkers like all of YOU. May you have ALL the greatness your hearts deserve. You are truly Unique and Extraordinary beings my dear colleagues of this Universe!

August 12, 2009 at 7:21 PM
Ja-Len Jones  

Thank-you for your beauty, your uniqueness, creativity, diversity, commonality, happiness, peace and love. You are a shining example of everything wonderful about this world! We are all one cosmic consciousness when we get right down to it; on the cosmic level we are not separate, we are a unified entity!

August 14, 2009 at 1:36 PM
Lena Mitchell Jasiak  

I'm a proud Citizen Of The Universe. Love to carry that title. Love being a member of the club that matters most on this planet. Love it that we are all of us, wherever we sit geographically, so connected now with this miracle that is the internet. How wonderful that is :) Nice piece Dina.

August 14, 2009 at 1:37 PM

dear dr ds,
you have expressed the need of the hour in such a beautiful way.We should be proud that we are all same in this universe and no markings can devide us.you must be a very simple and honest soul!

August 23, 2009 at 11:19 PM

if wars happened becoz of religion, don't blame that on religion, blame that on ignorance, failure to interpret what God and His divine message means!! we can't say, religious groups are over-rated, let's celebrate being children of earth, Dheena :), God sent prophets and messengers with religion for a purpose, to worship Him and u know that :).
Protestants were burned during Mary's reign, Catholics were executed during Henry's reign!!
In Israel, Jews are differentiated into ashkenazic (european origins), mizrahim (middle-eastern), sephardim (oriental jews) and ashkenazic are long distinguished from others.
Muslims (Sunni, Shiite, Salaf, Wahabis)... it's not getting better here too, God sent Moses, Jesus and Mohamed (PBU Them) with divine messages from Him but He didn't order these divisions and intra- or inter-religious wars based on HATRY and IGNORANCE, that is all human and grudges that will eat ppl alive!!
God's message is always to worship Him, ppl to respect and love each other and peace on earth, if ppl fail (miserably- i might add) to do that, then it's 100% their fault.
As for fighting based on race and related stuff, like the (Aryan race should prevail) by Hitler, that's not even worth talking about coz it oozes with mental retardation and i think we both agree on that one!!
God recognizes us by our good deeds, and if we see smn wrong, the least we can do is hope to change it in our hearts, or speak out loud about it or change it with our hands (and ur muslim and that's the meaning of a Hadith, not the exact wording but i'm sure u heard about it), so, i'm not changing anything with my hand, but i'm expressing my feelings about so many things happening in the world, of course, that won't appeal to everyone, but i'm not in a popularity contest, those who disagree with me could at least respect me, if they don't, then i don't really care as long as i know i didn't offend them in any way, i'm just expressing my thoughts and i stand by them -not out of stubborness but becoz they're right (this is not arrogance, it's confidence and i won't ever cross the thin line separtating both- ISA)

u know, Dheena? there is a world of difference between being proud (honoured and satisfied) by the blessings surrounding you (religion, family, friends, u choose whatever u like... country if u like to put it in this category); and proud (haughty and arrogant)... and i'm proud -the first definition- which makes me happy and thankful for what i've got but also respecting the others, as for the wars and all the hurdles u mentioned, it's because some ppl are proud -the second definition

at the end of the day, i think we're both on the same page here but we express it differently :)

August 28, 2009 at 7:42 AM

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