Law of Unity – Part One

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Part 1 – Universal Laws Governing Human Life

This is the first part in a three part series examining the Law of Unity. In this blog, we will look at the following three questions;

What is a “law”?

What universal laws govern human life?

What happens if we ignore a law?

 There are many laws that apply to human life: some of these have been created by cultural or legal systems and differ from place to place, from society to society; others are universal laws, independent from any given culture, political system, or group, and applicable to all of humankind. A “law” can be defined as follows:

Law:

  • a statement that describes regular or patterned relationships among observable phenomena;
  • a general rule that states what always happens when the same conditions exist;
  • a principle of conduct binding or enforced by a controlling authority.

When in operation, laws are not subject to personal opinions. In other words, laws operate whether or not someone likes, believes in, or accepts the law. If we disregard laws, we must face the consequences that automatically follow.

There are two types of universal laws that govern human life: scientific laws and spiritual laws.

One of the scientific laws is the law of gravity. Imagine yourself with someone on a seven-story building, and someone says, “I don’t believe in the law of gravity. I am a big person and intelligent and free. I am not going to let a superstitious law that I have not seen dictate what I can do.” Yet, we all know that if this individual steps off the roof of that building out into the air, we might imagine the law of gravity immediately replying: “Hello sir, please come down and let me introduce myself!” It doesn’t matter whether one believes in the law of gravity or not: if it is disregarded, one will suffer the consequences. The only way to be free in regard to the law of gravity is to understand it and to use it properly. As our understanding of the law of gravity improved, we learned to dive, to ski, and to fly! This was possible not because we tried to violate the law of gravity, but because we figured out its properties, obeyed it, and worked with it to our benefit.

There is also the category of spiritual laws. One of the most important of these laws is the counterpart to the law of gravity: that is, the law of love. The law of love operates in human life. If we go against it, we suffer its consequences. It does not matter who we are or how powerful we are, we are subject to it. When a person violates the law of love, what arises instead is rejection, hatred, destruction, violence, and war. When a person violates the attracting law of love, what arises instead is rejection. Just as with the law of gravity, the only way that we can be free in respect to the law of love is to learn how to love. And the more universal our love is, the more outstanding its outcome; whereas, the more limited our observance of the law of love, the more dangerous its outcome. An example of a limited love is when someone says, “I’m willing to kill others for the love of my family, group, religion, and country.” These are limited kinds of love. Therefore, the more limited that love is, the more destructive the outcome; and the more universal love is, the more creative the outcome will be.

The finest fruit of love is unity. LOVE is the force of UNITY.

How does interpersonal love transform into universal peace?

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