The closing session of the Himalayan Consensus Summit 2017 provided an opportunity to recapitulate the discussions conducted over the two-day summit, as well as determine new commitments and outcomes from the summit that can be implemented and taken up by various institutions.
The opening plenary of the summit focused on how the Himalayan Consensus process applies Himalayan traditions towards contemporary challenges. The five principles of the Himalayan Consensus: identity, community, business, finance and environment; and how these can be implemented to prevent violence and conflict from occurring were discussed.
Everyone believes in chokho pani as it connects all life, yet it has no demonstrated collective social presence. It is a silent observance and private expression, mostly at individual and household levels. Interestingly, many of the springs and other water sources are choked with household and commercial waste.
Our combined experiences – in particular from those who are in the front lines of offering viable energy solutions to low-income people – are needed to build a growing movement, one that is offering a greater range of quality, affordable energy products and services to those at the base of the pyramid.
More scientific research is needed to find a common ground to integrate ancient healing practices and modern medical science. Even though each domain works in its own sphere there is common ground in holistic methods. There is growing encouragement for modern healers to collaborate with traditional healers to bring greater benefit to human health.
When different people are drafting scenarios of the future, even if all have the same level of information, they will get to different result. Usually the one closest to reality will lead to leverage most opportunities. Even though this is easy to understand, in reality it does not always work that way.
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