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The New IPCR Logo

The New IPCR Logo

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Published by Stefan Pasti
Since September, 2011, the IPCR logo has been changed to a symbol for “Unprecedented Potential”.

As a result of the unprecedented opportunities created by the expansion of the Internet, we have now arrived at a very auspicious moment in time… for at no other time in the course of history has so many people had access to so much in the way of time-tested guidelines, inspiring role models, and service-oriented initiatives relevant to peace, prosperity, and happiness for all humanity. And yet… one of the most persistent ironies in life is that with so many opportunities to provide real assistance to fellow human beings—and with the potential for such assistance to result in happiness “to those who extend help as well as to those who receive it”—there are still many, many people in this world who cannot find a “way to earn a living” providing such assistance. Much of the efforts of The IPCR Initiative are directed towards finding a remedy for this irony.

This writer believes that there now exists “Unprecedented Potential” which can be used to help the process of creating “happy, united, love filled human communities”. He hopes that the documents and resources of The IPCR Initiative—and of his “Collected Writings” website (at www.writingsofstefanpasti.net )—provide readers with “enough glimpses” of such “Unprecedented Potential”, so that they also feel “happy, united, love filled human communities” are possible, and contribute as much as they can to the creation of such communities. The challenges ahead are unprecedented; however, Faith helps move from “it hardly seems possible” to “it must be possible” (since Faith believes Love will prevail). So if it must be possible, then it’s a how, not an if.

The “Notes” section at the end of this 3 page document provides some assistance with the concepts brought forward to describe the new IPCR logo, and is highly recommended.
Since September, 2011, the IPCR logo has been changed to a symbol for “Unprecedented Potential”.

As a result of the unprecedented opportunities created by the expansion of the Internet, we have now arrived at a very auspicious moment in time… for at no other time in the course of history has so many people had access to so much in the way of time-tested guidelines, inspiring role models, and service-oriented initiatives relevant to peace, prosperity, and happiness for all humanity. And yet… one of the most persistent ironies in life is that with so many opportunities to provide real assistance to fellow human beings—and with the potential for such assistance to result in happiness “to those who extend help as well as to those who receive it”—there are still many, many people in this world who cannot find a “way to earn a living” providing such assistance. Much of the efforts of The IPCR Initiative are directed towards finding a remedy for this irony.

This writer believes that there now exists “Unprecedented Potential” which can be used to help the process of creating “happy, united, love filled human communities”. He hopes that the documents and resources of The IPCR Initiative—and of his “Collected Writings” website (at www.writingsofstefanpasti.net )—provide readers with “enough glimpses” of such “Unprecedented Potential”, so that they also feel “happy, united, love filled human communities” are possible, and contribute as much as they can to the creation of such communities. The challenges ahead are unprecedented; however, Faith helps move from “it hardly seems possible” to “it must be possible” (since Faith believes Love will prevail). So if it must be possible, then it’s a how, not an if.

The “Notes” section at the end of this 3 page document provides some assistance with the concepts brought forward to describe the new IPCR logo, and is highly recommended.

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The New IPCR Logo
The IPCR Logo: May, 2005—September, 2011Since May, 2005, when the first website for The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization(IPCR ) Initiative went online, “The Not-Yet-Shining Sun” was the logo for The IPCR Initiative. A “sunimage” was chosen to symbolize the “highest synthesis between truth and community”—which is oneway of describing a personal goal of the founder of The IPCR Initiative (i.e. to be loyal to the “highestsynthesis of truth and community”).The IPCR “sun image” logo was, until September, 2011, in a state of “not-yet-shining” to indicate thebelief of the founder of The IPCR Initiative that most people (including himself)—and all humansettlements—are more in a state of potential, relating to the “highest synthesis between truth andcommunity”, than in a state of realization.The IPCR Logo: September, 2011--presentSince September, 2011, the IPCR logo has been changed to a symbol for “Unprecedented Potential”.People have a tendency to think in terms of great leaders as the source and motive force which inspires“the many” to overcome the challenges they face. However, there are others ways to understand “theorigin of the source which inspires”. Here is one quote from the discourses of Sri Sathya Sai Baba: “Letthe will of the Lord prevail; one’s duty is but to connect oneself to the current of His Grace.” From theteachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, this writer has come to the understanding that there is a “current”which one can feel—especially in moments when love, compassion, or forgiveness completely changethe dynamic of a set of circumstances, and bring about an unexpected and extremely positive outcome.Thus, while many people may believe that
it is a requirement 
to have great leaders to overcome theunprecedented challenges ahead, this writer feels that
circumstances themselves
can also inspire “themany” to overcome the challenges of the times.This writer does not feel that his particular story is significant in a “big picture” view of events nowunfolding. He feels the inscrutable but infinitely compassionate story of the “current” is an ever-presentand far more significant theme than the story of individual human beings; and the times are such thatthere is both the need—and the potential—for not only great leaders,
but also communities of people
,to “embody”
1
this “current”. Thus, whereas many people “picture” the “Form” of the “Divine” (in theirreligious, spiritual, or moral tradition) as an “individual being”, this writer (as a result of inspiration fromthe teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba)
2
“pictures” the “Form” of the “Divine” (the image he hopes to “co-mingle” with, and become more and more “dissolved into”) as the “happy, united, love filled humancommunity”--“By the examples of your lives, you have to restore confidence among the people in the higher valuesof life.... Have the picture of the happy, united, love filled human community in your heart. That willgive you enough encouragement in your mission.” (“Sathya Sai Speaks” Vol. 15, Chapter 12, p.70)This writer’s work, at its best, is therefore a series of efforts at “co-mingling” with themes of love,compassion, and forgiveness in ways which approximate, as much as possible, a positive contribution tothe process of creating “happy, united, love filled human communities” (“the highest synthesis of truthand community”).
 
As a result of the unprecedented opportunities created by the expansion of the Internet, we have nowarrived at a very auspicious moment in time… for at no other time in the course of history has so manypeople had access to so much in the way of time-tested guidelines, inspiring role models, and service-oriented initiatives relevant to peace, prosperity, and happiness for all humanity. And yet… one of themost persistent ironies in life is that with so many opportunities to provide real assistance to fellowhuman beings—and with the potential for such assistance to result in happiness “to those who extendhelp as well as to those who receive it”—there are still many, many people in this world who cannot finda “way to earn a living” providing such assistance. Much of the efforts of The IPCR Initiative are directedtowards finding a remedy for this irony.This writer believes that there now exists “Unprecedented Potential” which can be used to help theprocess of creating “happy, united, love filled human communities”. He hopes that the documents andresources of The IPCR Initiative—and of his “Collected Writings” website (atwww.writingsofstefanpasti.net)—provide readers with “enough glimpses” of such “UnprecedentedPotential”, so that they also feel “happy, united, love filled human communities” are possible, andcontribute as much as they can to the creation of such communities. The challenges ahead areunprecedented; however, Faith helps move from “it hardly seems possible” to “it must be possible”(since Faith believes Love will prevail). So if it must be possible
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, then it’s a how, not an if.
Notes
1. The following quotes may help with the meaning of the phrase: “embody” this “current”:“My Grace is showered wherever you are through My infinite Love, without even calculating ormeasuring the readiness of your sub-conscious to receive it and benefit by it.” [From “Sathya Sai Speaks”Vol. 7, Chapter 80, p500. Also in this writer’s compilation of quotes “An Arrangement of Quotationsfrom ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ Vol. 1-15”, accessible atwww.writingsofstefanpasti.net; see section “1990-1999”; see p. 178]"The clouds pass and the rain does its work, and all individual beings flow into their forms". [FromRichard Wilhelm’s commentary on Hexagram #1 “The Creative” of the ancient Chinese book (“IChing”),which describes archetypes of experience in the human and natural world, so that readers canhave a better understanding of how to align themselves with the “Tao”.]“My Grace is ever with you; it is not something that is given or taken; it is given always and accepted bythe Consciousness that is aware of its significance.” [From “Sathya Sai Speaks” Vo. 11, Chapter 14, p86.Also in this writer’s compilation of quotes “Divine Intervention: A Collection of Quotations from ‘SathyaSai Speaks’”, accessible atwww.writingsofstefanpasti.net; see section “2000-2009”; see p. 40]2. “All names are His; all Forms are His; but, when you are striving to concretize Him, it is best to selectthe Name and Form that appeal to you most.[From “Sathya Sai Speaks” Vol. 10, Chapter 19, p115-116.Also in this writer’s compilation of quotes “An Arrangement of Quotations from ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ Vol.1-15”, accessible atwww.writingsofstefanpasti.net; see section “1990-1999”; see p. 86]and also—

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