Raam, After reading your post last night, I started re-reading “Ethics for the New Millennium” by the Dalai Lama, which I haven’t read for ten years when it was first released.
It was interesting to see how his assessment of the world situation runs so parallel to yours! He draws the same contrasts between the developed and less developed worlds. He feels our problems all boil down to a lack of basic ethics and that what is needed is a spiritual revolution – not necessarily ascribing to a particular religion but a reawakening of basic spiritual values like love, compassion, forgiveness, and so on. This book is a blueprint for world transformation.
It’s interesting as Thich Nhat Hanh’s recent book – The World We Have – also proposes a spiritual revolution to address the environmental crisis we face. Bill’s been reading it and I can’t wait to hear more about it from him.
It’s clear to me something deep within needs to change for the world to change!