— Save Our Planet!
one looks deeply into the present situation in the
world, two things stand out as particularly
important: the danger of war and the acceleration
of the Earth’s ecological imbalance. There are, of
course, many other problems: the economic debacle
which affects many countries, especially in the
West; the huge increases in the price of food,
especially the staple diet of many millions; the
huge, and growing, disparity in living standards
between the rich and the poor.
of these problems are important and require early
resolution. The two first named must command the
attention of all sensible men* and
governments for they present the greatest threat
to man’s wellbeing. Wars, large and small, should
by now be unthinkable, but, sadly, this is not the
case. Even a world which has known the folly and
futility of war at its most terrible has still not
relinquished, totally, that abomination. The
governments are seduced into thinking that old
ways will, after all, render up their coveted
prize. The weapons of war, therefore, have become
indispensible and a major trading asset. While the
weapons are there they will be used. Small wars
beget large wars as more countries become
involved. Large nations fight by proxy through
their allies and so prolong unimportant quarrels
into war. This major danger must be abandoned by
all nations. It threatens the very existence of
men on Earth.
from war, nothing so profoundly affects the future
of all men as much as pollution. Some countries
have recognised this fact and have taken some
steps to limit pollution and global warming.
Others, sometimes the chief polluters, deny the
reality of global warming despite the overwhelming
evidence to the contrary. Daily, now, the climatic
changes prove beyond doubt that the planet is sick
and needs immediate and skillful care to
reestablish equilibrium. Time is running out for
men to halt the transformation which is being
daily wrought on planet Earth. Every man, woman
and child must play their part in the task. Time
is, verily, running out. S.O.P. Save Our Planet!
may find it interesting to note that it is hoped
that S.O.P. will eventually become an
internationally well-known phrase to rally all to
take action to save our planet.
article, published in Share International
magazine, was written by a Master of Wisdom. The
Masters, headed by Maitreya, the World Teacher,
are highly advanced teachers and advisors of
humanity who are planning to work openly in the
world very soon.