The uniquely comprehensive address to the global crises of our time.
Profound wisdom on the root of human conflict, and the path away from a grim destiny. An astonishing gift.
—Professor Jonathan Lynch, Pennsylvania State University
The World-Friend Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's current plight. It contains His "radical" argument for transcending egoity along with His urgent call to found the Global Cooperative Forum—a new type of human order. This forum will allow humankind to become conscious of itself as one great coherent force—the only force capable of requiring and implementing systemic changes the world needs.
This third edition is essential study for anyone concerned about the state of global affairs.
New in this enlarged and updated edition:
"At this critical moment in the history of the human family, when the very foundations of civilization are being challenged, there is a message of compassion being spoken by one grounded in enduring wisdom and true discernment. In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da writes of the urgent need for a new form of global discourse, based on the recognition of the underlying unity of humankind. Such discourse would renew the ideals that originally underlay the foundation of the United Nations. And it would require humankind as a whole to listen to the ordinary people all over the world who are in dire need of greater human security."
Final Word, added just before going to press, was spoken by Adi Da hours before He suddenly departed from the body, on November 27, 2008.
Part One, new to this edition, contains seven sets of "Principles," or summary points, formulated by Adi Da. These Principles are Adi Da's summary of many crucial points regarding the current state of the world and the characteristics of the Global Cooperative Forum He describes.
Part Two consists of essays, many of which are new, in which Adi Da elaborates on and further contextualizes points made in the Principles.
Part Three is devoted to essays (mostly new) on the root-nature of Reality, and, thus, on the ultimate meaning and significance of "prior unity" and "Not-Two."
—Bryan Deschamp, Former Senior Adviser, United Nations High Commission for Refugees
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