Volume III  Page 18  §  The Travail of the New World Order
DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

The Travail of the New World Order

THE world-storm which has been gathering momentum is now having its greatest outburst,* and in reaching its climax it will work universal disaster. World-storm In the struggle for material well-being, all grievances have assumed fantastic proportions, and the diverse differences of human interest have been so accentuated that they have precipitated distinctive conflict. Humanity has failed to solve its individual and social problems, and the evidence for this failure is very clear. The incapacity of men to deal with their problems constructively and creatively reveals a tragic deficiency in the right understanding of the basic nature of man and the true purpose of life.
Conflict between forces of light and darkness        The world is witnessing an acute conflict between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness. On the one hand there are selfish persons who seek their happiness blindly through lust for power, unbridled greed and unrelieved hatred. Ignorant of the real purpose of life, they have sunk down to the lowest level of culture. They bury their higher selves in the wreckage of crumbling forms which linger on from the dead past. Bound by material
* Originally written and published in 1941-1942.