The authors of this document have the following intentions for its creation:
Firstly, to bring out the fact that there is a need for change. Therefore, this document proposes what the authors believe to be the issues that urgently need a solution.
Secondly, aside from selecting the issues at hand, the other purpose of this document is to systematize the issues so a systematic solution will be possible.
Thirdly, aside from 1) raising awareness and 2) systemization, the authors would also wish to provide some proposals toward the solution.
Although we are proposing solutions to what we believe to be the biggest problem with today’s age., we are aware that we are still limited with our understanding and these proposals are derived from our own experiences and observations. Therefore, this may or may not apply to the reader’s view, however, we hope that by having a broad foundation, this guide will be applicable to the greatest number of people as possible.
In the end, the authors are not standing on a higher ground looking down on the readers telling the readers what to do. The authors are also confronting and working with the very same problem that the readers are currently facing right now. The conception of this guide is a result of a mixture of our own contemplation and views but also part of it is due to our own fortunate circumstances which allow us to have these ideas in the first place. Our goal, ultimately, is to share and promote these ideas in order to assist people in all walks of life. The effectiveness of this guide is evidence by the results that we ourselves and our communities received by living life according to these views and practices, and that alone is, we believe, enough. We also believe that with the small changes we propose, all else will follow.
The structure of the work will be divided into four different chapters:
Chapter 1 is titled The Totality which gives the general overview of the forces that dictate the interactions of every level that come after. Those two forces are attraction and repulsion. When the forces are unified it is in a balance state, and when there is an excess of one force or the other, it is in imbalance state.
Chapter 2 is titled The Society which breaks society into its components (Personal, Communal, National, and International) and we see the principal forces described in Chapter 1 manifest at different level of society. At the end of Chapter 2, we explain why in order to change society, the change must be taken place within the individual.
Chapter 3 is titled The Individual which breaks the individual into two mechanisms, fear and trust. Due to excessive fear, an imbalance individual experiences restlessness and through trust an individual can achieve harmony.
Chapter 4 is titled Society and the Individual which society and individual come together is where we propose plans for actions. Two different plans, short-term and long-term, will be propose each for different objectives. These plans are practices that transform individuals to be better participants of society.