Archive for June, 2007

Archaic Smile

June 27, 2007

Today I visited Ancient Orient Museum in Ikebukuro, Tokyo for “Archaic Smile” Exibit, appreciating abundant variety of works from 2500 B.C.(C.E.) Archaic Orient, Archaic Mediterranean World, India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Edo Period Japan.

Dr. Takeshi Yoro comments on the archaic smile as life itself in limitless dependent origination before discriminating orientation.

The following is the poem titled “Declaration of Smile” made by Hori: 

Around us, information such as terrorism, ethinic cleansing, gulag, and environmental destruction overflows.

What are the government and the United Nations doing, and in the world, how do it becvome, and being driven is frequent in uneasiness and impatience.

In my only alone power, the world is not changed.

What is the world for you?

Your world is composed with you and your family, the friends of the office, or your school and the people to whom you commute, and those who pass each other while going to school, convenience store, restaurant, and those to whom you exchange voice as super market.

This is the true world for you.

The smile is an extremely cultural action.

It is a message that I do not have hostility to you, and admit your existence and therefore you must not show me hostility either too.

The smile overflows on the exhibition.

Especially, to the age and the region where the culture showed original development.

It is because various people put one’s efforts together to make it.

The smile disappears…authoritarianism…before long.

Still, the smile revives.

The world is surely changed by the power of one person.

Whith a smile and it declares.

Watching and doing your true world that much.

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Global Ethic, 1st Principle

June 26, 2007

The first principle of the global ethic is no killing or respect for life.

Killing is the worst crime and sin. Nothing compares with it. Because it kills all possibilities and potentials. Nothing should encourage and enable killing, nationalism, religion, or anything else. Don’t be fooled by patriotism, protection of your family or your fortune! Killing is condemned to eternal agony and no compensation. No one encouraging or enacting it in whatever form, militarism or mafia, can live life as a human being, but only as a hell being.

There is no beautiful country or community with killing and wars. Nationalism and wars are unethical and anachronism in the global age. It is the worst crime and sin against humanity and all life.

 Let’s make this our common sense and common rule of conduct.

1st Blog, Japanese One

June 26, 2007

最初のブログです。

OBサミット専門家会議「世界政治の要素としての世界宗教」(5月7,8日、ドイツ、チュービンゲン)に参加してきました。世界宗教専門家とOB政治家達の会合でしたが、活発で暖かい雰囲気で大変勇気付けられました。議長報告では第二の軸時代が必要だと言っていますが、物と力の文明から心と命の文化への大転換が必要でしょう。地球倫理宣言の要約とも言うべき「普遍人間責任宣言」(普遍人間権利宣言:世界人権宣言の五十周年にその対応物として国連に発効を要請していたが、権利運動からの反対で棚上げにされていた)を強力に推し進めて欲しいと要請しました。前者が掲げている「生命の尊重」等がなければ、権利もありえないとして(特に911以降のテロや戦争を見るに付け)。順次これやその他の報告をしたいと思いますが、本会議やその後のOBサミットについてはInteractionCouncilのサイトを参照下さい。

Japanese blog is at:

http://globalethics.wordpress.com

Hello World

June 26, 2007

This is the first blog on the global-ethics.org.

I attended the OB Summit Expert Conference, World Religions as a Factor in World Politics, in Tuebingen, Germany on May 7 -8. We had warm and vivid presentations and discussions. We strongly recommended to push the Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities as a counterpart of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, presented to the U.N. for its issuance on the 50th anniversary of the latter. It has been shelved due to the strong opposition from human rights advocates. We urged that no human rights would be ensured without human life, etc. protected by the human responsibilities (no killing, etc.). I will report further on this matter and other in due course. Please visit Interaction Council site for more details on the conference and following OB Summit report.

My blog in English will appear here in limitlesslife.

Hello world!

June 26, 2007

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