Jamál, 12 Kalimát (Words), 179 B.E
Finished breaking down the Global Solidarity Accounting (GSA) article by Arthur L. Dahl into a set of interconnected pages and posting them to Greener Acres Value Network (GAVNet) News. In addition to including them in the menu, I compiled them into a “quick guide.”
The GSA initiative continues to evolve as more people experiment with alternatives. And the International Environment Forum (IEF) team frequently updates information posted on the IEF website to reflect the learning going on. Expect to switch from GAVNet pages to IEF pages as their information presentation matures.
In the meantime, hopefully, members of GAVNet News, hOurworld / GAVNet TimeBank, TimeBanks.Org, Global Rebirth / “How’s The Weather?” can work together on a portfolio of experiments drawn from their collective “time-based economy” activities and associate that learning within the GSA framework so that everyone wins. We’ll see!
In the world of existence there is nothing so important as spirit, nothing so essential as the spirit of man. The spirit of man is the most noble of phenomena. The spirit of man is the meeting between man and God. The spirit of man is the animus of human life and the collective center of all human virtues. The spirit of man is the cause of the illumination of this world. The world may be likened to the body; man is the spirit of the body, because the light of the world is the human spirit. Man is the life of the world, and the life of man is the spirit. The happiness of the world depends upon man, and the happiness of man is dependent upon the spirit. The world may be likened to the lamp chimney, whereas man is the light. Man himself may be likened to the lamp; his spirit is the light within the lamp. Therefore, we will speak of this spirit. 1
- ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 239-240. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/17#220024050 [return]