Chapter 3: Rope to Moor the Boat

In order to discuss how to moor the boat to the bank, it would be necessary for the leaders of all the nations of the world to meet together.  In the first place, we need the rope. By the rope we mean the realisation and solution to these problems:-

  1. The faster and to the greater extent human civilization progresses, the faster and the more dreadfully the disasters encroach. Why? 
  2. As it is true that seven out of ten disasters are undoubtedly  to be attributed to human acts, so true is it that seven out of ten disasters could be prevented by man himself. How?
  3. Large scale efforts are being devoted to the so-called  interplanetary explorations.  One must not, however,  overlook the truth that ‘greater distance’ or ‘greater space’ is one thing and the basic human felicity, comprising of such elements as safety, lovingness and trust is another thing. Let us not argue the importance of explorations into space. Can we, however, afford to neglect the very crucial problem that  is challenging the human existence itself?
  4. Why are there the deluge of hospitals and drugs, with  soaring numbers of patients in proportion to the progress in medicine? Why is the accelerating disintegration of man’s tenacity, in spite of the statistics indicating the constant increase in average individual’s longevity?
  5. How can we explain the incongruity of religions, which are  pretending to be titled as religions, have instigated people of the world to perpetuate huge barriers of exclusionism and discrimination, instead of the religions prime duty of breeding peace and harmony? How then can religion be rectified to return to the right track?
  6. What should be kept in mind to rightly evaluate the so-called  civilized living and the population problems to establish right principles regarding food, clothing and housing?
  7. What should be the prescriptions to heal the sick humanity  and restore the true virtues that mankind cannot afford to lose, but have been losing day by day?
  8. Why is it, that mankind has been unable to establish the criterion of telling the good from the evil, or the right from the  wrong, after thousands of years of endless arguments to label good and bad.  How can we now approach this mystery of standards that all is judged by?
  9. The vicious circle of human sufferings originated with the  blind pursuit of productions without regard to the needs for  things produced.  The basic cause of the sufferings lies in t the structure of economy that cannot stop the epidemic of  this production drive.  So comes this question – How can we  break the vicious circle?
  10. How is the relationship between human beings and all the  rest of beings that are violated by the unruly wastes, resulting from the blind pursuit of production?
  11. How should we conceive the ecologic phase of air and the  three functions that air performs?
  12. What should we propose to scientists of the world and suggest to them with regard to the aims of scientific researches?
  13. Why will it cause disasters to play with atomic energy, whether it is used for peace or weapons?
  14. What should be kept in mind in disposing of atomic energy  that has been piled up so far?
  15. Why is it considered too late, if education began with  schools and why should it not rightly start from birth?  What should be the prime considerations in bringing up a baby?  
  16. What problems will crop up from this focal point where all  answers to the preceding fifteen questions will meet together?

Undoubtedly, the most important of all the above points is the sixteenth.  Answers to the first fifteen questions could be rather easily worked out, with some amount of sound analysis, or in a sense, those answers may have been within us since long ago.  However, we are faced with one grave problem of deriving practical measures from those answers and translating them into terms of the existing structures of our time, in a way of smooth co-ordination before it becomes too late for humanity. The sixteenth point concerns the very problem related to this difficult job.

It is because mankind overlooked one key point, that they could not find contentment with however much they acquired and thus they almost have resigned themselves to believing, that ‘happiness’ is something ephemeral per se.

The one focaeen questions do meet, is the very blind spot where human suffering comes from.

Under the un-measurable discomforts that mankind are faced with today, security of an individual as well as of a nation is far from probable.  There is only one choice left in order that mankind should escape this plight. That is, the whole mankind must come reunited into one whole being-unity and cope with the task for readiness.  This task is far beyond the capacity of any one nation, any one organization, any one ideology or any one religion.

The sixteenth aforementioned point, will point to a great maternity hospital where we shall have to delivery every tangible institution with which mankind will start the whole and all out action.  That means a matrix of unprecedented administrative policy embracing the whole unified mankind. ‘Policy’ as been conceived heretofore as something measured with a scale of individual nations. The true policy hereafter should be conceived in terms of mankind as a whole and not of any part of mankind.  That is not enough yet.  It is a fundamental error to isolate the existence of mankind as such.  All that is true must be true equally to all beings, true throughout all unborn beings as well.

We must admit that true policy has never been conceived throughout the history of man.  It is our job here and now to wake up and work out the true policy.  This true policy is to be called the ‘rope’ to moor the boat to the bank, whereby mankind can evacuate the ephemeral boat of doom and land on the secure ground.