Thursday, February 07, 2008

On the Baha'i Vision of the Political Systems of the Future: Stanford Talk

The Quest for Certitude
Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The new World Order

Before I forget, here are some of the major points made by Hamid during his most excellent talk today on "A New World Order: A Baha'i vision of the political systems of the future, and the role of spiritual values in politics." As usual his clarity of thought and expression, and ability to hone in on the point left me marveling...

Nikhil reviews 20 major points made by the speaker at Stanford yesterday evening. Here is one of them. -gw
9. The world today, relatively speaking (and we HAVE made great progress since the past, btw), is like an orchestra where each of us is an instrumentalist who isn't a very good player, we aren't playing a very good score, we all don't necessarily have a very good ear to realize how badly we are playing, and the conductor is really there because he wants to be conductor, not because he loves music. What we're trying to do is get to a stage where each of us has individually developed, and at the same time become better at harmonizing together; and we play a much better score (a plan for progress) under the guidance of a conductor (a leader) who is at that position for the sheer love of music.

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