Shiv R. Jhawar, founder of Noble World Foundation, promotes peace, harmony, and well-being in the world with the release of his book, Building a Noble World. Insightful, inspiring, and educational, the book offers practical spirituality for solving problems at personal and global levels. According to the author, the vision of building a noble world is not a dream, but an attainable and practical goal for the suffering and struggling humanity.
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The most effective way to stop terrorism, violence, oppression, hatred, deception, hypocrisy, and corruption is to improve the quality of the human mind, asserts author Shiv R. Jhawar in his thought-provoking book, Building a Noble World.
Jhawar suggests that the practice of meditation on a world-wide scale not the power of technology, money, or weapons can help win the “war on terrorism.” He goes so far as to say that the power of meditation is even greater than the power of an atom bomb.
Although war has been the overwhelming response to terrorism since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the author builds the case that a successful strategy should address terrorism’s root cause: the condition of the human mind. The human mind is prone to weaknesses such as anger, greed, jealousy, hatred, and egoism. According to the author, in order to overcome these mental weaknesses and to live in harmony with others, we must be able to connect with the spirit within each of us through meditation.
“Meditation can transform a person’s character, conduct, and behavior. Through the practice of meditation, lost energy is replenished, memory is improved, intellect is sharpened, and intuition is developed. Meditation removes all worries and tensions of the mind. The need for sleep decreases and there is awareness even during the dream state,” explains Jhawar.
The author distinguishes spirituality from religiosity by stating that religiosity divides and spirituality unites. The central theme of Building a Noble World revolves around the attainment of inner and outer peace and the unification of humanity. It paves the path for world peace by calling for a stronger United Nations, creating regional unions like the European Union, offering a solution to the Kashmir issue, and reconciling differences between religions.
Building a Noble World is a well-researched, easy to read book with sound concepts. The author supports his conclusions with quotes from world-renowned philosophers and spiritual masters. He also shares his own experience of a spiritual energy awakening called shaktipat, which he describes as transcending the physical body and mind, and experiencing absolute reality.
J. V. Lakshmana Rao, Managing Editor of India Tribune, Chicago, writes in his Introduction to Building a Noble World : “It is my conviction that this book releases tremendous force that may ultimately help build a nobler world.”
Building a Noble World by Shiv R. Jhawar, softcover, 192 pages, $12.99, ISBN 0-9749197-0-5
Available at www.amazon.com and the United Nations Bookshop, New York.
About the Author:
Shiv R. Jhawar, author of Building a Noble World, is the founder of Noble World Foundation. He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jhawar is a captivating lecturer who blends spirituality, politics, history, and science in a unique and powerful way. An accountant by profession, he is an enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS.
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According to Building a Noble World, p. 25, “If bad people cannot stop doing bad, why should good people stop doing good? Darkness is never removed by imposing a thicker darkness. To dispel darkness, we need to bring in light. Anger, greed, jealousy, hatred, and egoism are enemies of peace. In order to decrease evil or violence, the number of people evolving spiritually must increase.”
Bookwire Review of Building a Noble World
Building a Noble World by SHIV R. JHAWAR, $12.99, paperback, (172p), ISBN: 0-9749197-0-5
Through an extraordinary blend of spirituality, politics, history and science, "Building a Noble World" addresses the key post-modern political issues that hinder world peace. At a time when the world faces acute problems of terrorism, cross-border conflicts, racial and religious differences, Shiv R. Jhawar offers us a path to emerge out of this darkness and move towards world peace and unity.
The issue of terrorism that has intensified, especially after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, is also well tackled. Jhawar states that its root cause is the condition of the human mind, which must be improved in order to overcome crime and war. In order to spread harmony and prosperity, we must be able to connect with the spirit within each of us and must rise above social, political and racial biases by accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity in all walks of life.
"Building a Noble World" gives an insight into Yoga as a means to attain inner peace. It also discusses varied subjects such as religion, spirituality, meditation and the author's experiences of shaktipat in which you transcend your physical body and mind, and experience absolute reality.
Jhawar offers simple yet profound solutions to global political issues such as the ongoing crisis in Kashmir and the possibility of unifying the Indian subcontinent for promoting regional economic prosperity. While striving in a quest for global harmony, the author recognizes the indispensable role played by the United Nations for negotiating and tackling cross-border issues.
The central theme of the book revolves around the importance of attaining inner peace and the unification of humanity for attaining world peace. It guides humanity towards peaceful co-existence. It is a well researched, easy to read book with sound concepts, as well as quotes from renowned world leaders and spiritual masters.
Insightful, inspiring and practical, "Building a Noble World" is a book that promotes world peace and adds value to life.
Review by R. deVoll Fisher, author of Caleb’s Branch: An Incomplete Tale Of Unfinished Lives.
Rarely does one set out to write a book to change the world, but to his immense credit, Shiv R. Jhawar has done just that with his revolutionary book, Building a Noble World. As founder of the Noble World Foundation, Jhawar has an expressed objective of helping to create a lasting peace in the world by promoting greater understanding and spiritual enlightenment. Building a Noble World is a marvelously easily read and assiduously documented insight into Jhawar’s spiritual experiences and the personal revelation of fundamental truths he has received.
Jhawar does not espouse any particular religion, but explains that the message in his book encompasses all faiths. He declares that humanity's relationship with God is absolute, and explains how God’s presence in all beings is as scientifically emphatic as Einstein’s famous theory of relativity.
Jhawar provides a process by which individuals may take control of their own minds and effect a real change in the paradigms of hostility, terrorism, and conflict in the world today. He asserts that the “war on terrorism” can be won through meditation, and unlike so many who make bold and controversial claims, Jhawar systematically demonstrates how this may be accomplished by powerful meditative and yogic practices.
Building a Noble World is an inspired and inspirational work. Drawing from the greatest prophets and philosophers throughout the annals of history, Jhawar delivers a very simple yet desperately needed message: As long as hatred, fear, and violence persist, there can never be understanding. Only through mutual respect for the Godliness in all beings can anyone truly be said to worship God of all beings. The beautifully written passages and scrupulously researched quotations from inspired leaders from every walk of life validate Jhawar’s message in a truly uplifting and thought-provoking way.
Jhawar clearly describes the purpose and process of effective meditation, and explains how individuals can work on a global scale to positively affect the political miasma that has engulfed our world. To those reeling from the horrors of global terrorism, political corruption, and religious strife, the author offers a practical solution, empowering even the weakest to make a great impact.
He confidently enters into the political arena, proudly detailing the accomplishments of the United Nations. He strongly supports a democratic global government which would unify all the peoples of the world, by strengthening their individualism while at the same time illuminating the commonalities that make us all one human family.
Citing the European Union’s success in improving social and economic conditions for its member nations, Jhawar thoughtfully suggests that the Indian subcontinent would likewise benefit from an “Indus Union.” Such an entity would help break down traditional barriers and promote economic prosperity and political freedom in the subcontinent. As governments unite for the betterment of the world’s citizens, so too can individuals unite with the power of the inner Spirit for spiritual evolution.
The chaos, terror, and negative influences of nationalism and religious conflicts have brought this fragile planet to the verge of destruction. As world leaders and individuals alike seek safe ground from which to address the mind-boggling issues that confront us daily, Jhawar provides more than a mere insight; he has prepared answers to many of humanity’s most elusive mysteries, and offers this gift to the world.
Building a Noble World has a very profound message: If peace is ever to come to this planet, it can never be through war or political domination. Bombs and weapons beget more and more violence. Only when greed, pride, anger, and fear are overcome by the spiritual realization of the commonality of an individual’s connection with the oneness of the universe will the global community experience the joys of world peace.
Jhawar is a humble man, whose spiritual journey has awakened a tremendous personal power to influence the world. In this powerful handbook for world peace, Jhawar seamlessly combines spirituality, philosophy, science, history, yoga, psychology, and innovative politics. It reveals a 5,000-year cycle of prosperity that is emerging in South Asia. Through his efforts with the Noble World Foundation, Jhawar promotes the practice of meditation as a viable alternative to the uselessness of violence for building a noble world.
Building a Noble World by Shiv R. Jhawar, soft cover, 192 pages, $12.99, ISBN 0-9749197-0-5, available at www.amazon.com, the United Nations Bookshop in New York, and other book stores. For more information, visit www.nobleworld.org.
Reviewed by R. deVoll Fisher, author of Caleb’s Branch: An Incomplete Tale Of Unfinished Lives.
Spirituality in Action
Building a Noble World is one of the most splendid and thought-provoking books written in recent times. The author, Shiv R. Jhawar, has an innate talent of explaining the most complex ideologies and terms in a way that is easy for any average person to understand. There are very few people who have known and experienced spirituality in its truest sense, and upon reading Mr. Jhawar's personal experience, one can easily conclude that the author is one of them.
This book has tremendously helped me understand the true meaning of spirituality. It has also helped me in removing the preconceptions and false assumptions I had regarding spirituality. Many people erroneously believe that spirituality is the same thing as religion. According to the author, spirituality is not as same as religion. The main goal of spirituality is to realize one's inner being through meditation. All the divine powers lie inside an individual, and to realize that, is what spirituality is all about.
Mr. Jhawar has made it very clear that the only way one can attain outer peace is by experiencing inner peace. This can be done only through meditation and yoga. People might think that meditation and yoga are for saints who sit in caves and forests and are away from the worldly life, but this is not true. In fact, mediation and yoga is for everyone, because every individual has right to attain inner peace. Most modern people may find mediation not appealing, but after reading Building a Noble World, they would certainly realize the importance of it.
Mr. Jhawar has quoted world renowned figures (Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, and others) and spiritual masters (Vivekananda, Rama Tirtha, Yogananda, Muktananda, and others) in his book, which makes the book all the more interesting to read. The author not only has written about spirituality, but also has given his views and practical solutions on the most pressing global problems of today. He has effectively combined spirituality with politics. Many people might think that spiritual people remain aloof from today's problems; they will surely find themselves wrong once they read this book. After reading Building a Noble World, one can certainly conclude that Mr. Jhawar is not only a spiritual being but also a practical person.
In the midst of adversity and poverty in today's world, the book comes as a ray of light and hope, allowing us to experience true happiness within ourselves. Building a Noble World is for everyone irrespective of their race, culture, religion and background. It is about unity and peace. It is indeed, in its true sense, a must read book for everyone seeking permanent happiness and peace.
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