The Time-Tested Politics of Unity

The Time-Tested Politics
of Unity and the


“Anti-Civilization” Politics of Individuation

 
an Essay by

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


Politics, society, and the common behavioral norms of any
collective order are modeled in the likeness of the concept (or philosophy)
of conditionally manifested reality that characterizes the collective generally.
Therefore, if the prevailing concept (or philosophy) of conditionally manifested
reality espouses the presumption that conditionally manifested existence
is a unity (and is, for that reason, altogether characterized by, and to
be conformed to, the sign of unity), then the collective order will be
characterized by the politics of unity (with significant emphasis on collective
order and the good of the whole), and by the social ideal of such unity,
and by unifying (and self-abnegating or self-subordinating) behavioral
norms and expectations (including such norms as cooperation, tolerance,
and general peacefulness). Likewise, if the prevailing concept (or philosophy)
of conditionally manifested reality espouses the presumption that conditionally
manifested existence is not a unity (but, instead, is characterized by
irreducible multiplicity, separateness, independent individuality, and
polar opposition), then the collective order will be characterized by the
politics of individuation (with significant emphasis on the fulfillment
of individual will and desire, even to the degree of disregarding the collective
will and desire), and by the social ideal of such individual fulfillment
(and the intensive exercise of individual will and desire toward self-fulfillment,
rather than toward collective order and the collective good), and by behavioral
norms and expectations that correspond to the purpose of individual self-fulfillment.

The traditional, time-tested, and life-proven concept
(or philosophy) of conditionally manifested reality is that of unity. Politics,
society, and the culture of human behavior have traditionally been developed
on the basis of a religious and Spiritual Realization of the unity of conditionally
manifested reality and the Oneness of Ultimate Reality. And this Realization,
confessed and communicated by men and women of great religious and Spiritual
development (worthy of being respected as true and, rightly, normative
authorities), has been the basis for those efforts and purposes of mankind
that characterize what is called “civilization”. By contrast—except for
the basic corrective demand that appropriate individual rights, and true
individual well-being, and necessary individual integrity be properly respected
and served—the political, social, and general behavioral signs and results
of the concept (or philosophy) of conditionally manifested reality as a
non-unity (or an objective multiplicity divorced from the Ultimate Oneness)
can largely be described as the effort and purpose of “counter-civilization”,
or “anti-civilization”, or even “barbarism”. That is to say, the political,
social, and general behavioral signs and results of the concept (or philosophy)
of conditionally manifested reality as a non-unity (or a realm of mere
multiplicity, separateness, independent individuality, and polar opposition)
are those of ego-glorification, general dissociativeness and separativeness,
collective disunity and disorder, indiscriminate exploitation of all possibilities,
abuse and disregard of every form of authority, the magnification of every
kind of conflict and difference, the exaggeration of competitiveness, self-indulgence,
and the purpose of material acquisition, the breakdown of community and
collective culture, the devaluation and the waning of true philosophical,
religious, and Spiritual endeavor, and the undermining of the fundamental
morality of cooperation, tolerance, and general peacefulness.

Political, social, and general behavioral “materialism”
(or “realism”) are bound to the concept (or philosophy) of conditionally
manifested existence as a non-unity. And such political, social, and general
behavioral “materialism” (or “realism”) is the overriding common pattern
and motion of present-time global “civilization” (in spite of the always
continuing propaganda that idealizes political and social “unity”). “Consider”
this. And know that global peace, human freedom, and human well-being for
all mankind depend on an individual and a collective change of mind, followed
by a corresponding change of action. It is a matter of converting the mind
and the life and the entire human collective to a right understanding of
conditionally manifested reality (which is a great unity), and to a right
(and truly religious, and truly Spiritual) submission to Ultimate Reality
(Which Is One).

When the way of living becomes the active surrender of
egoity, then the conditions of life will constantly prove the Truth.


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