True Prosperity The Awakening of the Human Spirit Human nature is fundamentally spiritual and spiritual principles underlie the essential elements of a peaceful, prosperous and advancing civilization. Organizing Principle Spiritual Reality
The Awakening of the Human Spirit
The material world is a reflection of spiritual conditions and until the spiritual conditions are changed, there can be no lasting change for the better in material affairs
True civilization does not arise merely from material progress, but rather is defined by and based upon the transcendent values that hold society together
Shared beliefs and moral values unite people into communities and give tangible direction and meaning to individual and collective life
Much like the physical principles that govern the material world, the social world, too, is governed by moral principles, which underlie the functioning of an ordered society
The interrelatedness of challenges stemming from the critical issues facing the world today calls for the articulation of principles capable of guiding analysis, decision-making and the development of indicators to measure progress.
The presence/abundance of those ethical, social and material resources needed to develop the moral, intellectual and social capacities of individuals, communities and institutions
Prosperity begins with and within the individual. The degree to which individuals have the freedom, opportunity and conditions to develop and manifest their moral, intellectual and social capacities, individually and collectively is the degree to which a particular society will become prosperous.
“These indicators are based on universal principles which are essential to the development of the human spirit and, therefore to individual and collective progress. These measures emerge from a vision of development in which material progress serves as a vehicle for spiritual and cultural advancement.”