Book Excerpts

Not-Two Is Peace

By the World-Friend, Adi Da


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Praise for
Not-Two Is Peace

At this critical moment in the history of the human family, when the very foundations of civilization are being challenged, there is a message of compassion being spoken by one grounded in enduring wisdom and true discernment.

In Not-Two Is Peace, Adi Da writes of the urgent need for a new form of global discourse, based on the recognition of the underlying unity of humankind.

Such discourse would renew the ideals that originally underlay the foundation of the United Nations. And it would require humankind as a whole to listen to the ordinary people all over the world who are in dire need of greater human security.

— Bryan Deschamp
Former Senior Adviser,
United Nations High Commission for Refugees

In this book, Adi Da powerfully and elegantly cuts through the collective delusion of separateness upon which modern society is founded. He calls for the establishment of a Global Cooperative Forum based on the presumption of our prior, underlying, and inherent unity.

He writes his wisdom into a time on this planet when, if we do not all start acting, all at once, for the common good, life on this planet will become unlivable for all of us.

This book establishes the essential foundation for a new cooperative world order arising from the unity which is prior to our diversity.

— Bob Anderson
CEO and Founder,
The Leadership Circle

Profound wisdom on the root of human conflict, and the path away from a grim destiny. An astonishing gift.

— Jonathan Lynch
Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Not-Two Is Peace contains wisdom that can transform the current and ongoing world crises that so desperately need effective conflict resolution.

If truly acted upon, what Adi Da advocates has the power to bring an end to the horrors and suffering that are the result of our mad need to differentiate between "us" and "them".

— Hugh O'Doherty
John F. Kennedy School of Government,
Harvard University

Not-Two Is Peace is essential reading for all people who understand the absolutely critical nature of the times we live in, and want to do something about it.

This book offers a vision of global change that is a foundation for linking the best of current efforts with the deep-seated "prior unity" of humankind.

What is that, exactly? Read the book. Feel the potential. We can change the disastrous pattern of our times.

— Julie Koler
Cultural Resource Manager
Office of Business Relations and Economic Development,
King County, Washington

[Not-Two Is Peace] is well worth reading twice and deserves a place on both public and university library shelves.

I recommend it highly with the qualification that it requires concentration and patient attentiveness. It offers a diagnosis and remedy for a world culture of peaceless "mummery" and violence.

— Guy Burneko, PhD
The Institute for Contemporary/Ancient Learning
Seattle, Washington

In a world beset with innumerable challenges, Not-Two Is Peace offers a new vision for the future. Adi Da emphasizes "prior unity" as the basis for our decisions and actions.

If we proceed with putting the interests of the whole of humanity first, then there is the possibility of growth and development for the nearly seven billion people on the planet, not just a privileged minority. Such wisdom cannot be ignored.

— Sam Pitroda
National Knowledge Commission of India

Through the ages, people have struggled with the idea that consciousness and being are a priori to physical manifestation.

Today, our awareness of timeless union and inner value finds fragmented expression in a myriad of linear phenomena that we take for reality, including sovereign boundaries, property rights, market prices, interest rates, cyclical bubbles, and externalities such as pollution, poverty, social conflict, terrorism, and war.

In this visionary and epochal book, Adi Da reminds us that humanity is already always a mass subjective unity and beckons us to fully externalize this conscious interconnectivity and ontological interdependence through our economic, social, and political institutions and collective decision-making.

— James B. Quilligan
International Economist

for Not-Two Is Peace


— from The Dawn Horse Press —

Not Two Is Peace Not-Two Is Peace
The Ordinary People's Way of
Global Cooperative Order
= New, Expanded Third Edition =

The World-Friend Adi Da wrote Not-Two Is Peace out of concern for humanity's current plight.

He points to the necessity of re-establishing human civilization based on principles of mutual trust, cooperation, tolerance, "prior unity", — and the limitless participation of all humankind in transforming its own destiny.


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