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29 March 2019

GEP's Sustainable State Model Presented to Kerala Government

March 29, 2019: The Kerala State Minister for Tourism, Mr. Kadakampally Surendran, said that the State Government will seriously consider the Global Energy Parliament’s Sustainable State Model, which is designed to bring about greater long-term, holistic and sustainable development of infrastructure and use of natural resources by applying His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa’s I-Theory. The Minister inaugurated the Global Energy Parliament’s ‘Remoulding Kerala Sustainable State Model’ project in Thiruvananthapuram on March 29th.

"I appreciate the sincere efforts of GEP to salvage Kerala from the aftermath of the floods and provide a long term sustainable solution for its maladies," said the Minister in his inaugural address. 

"The international consortium formed by GEP meticulously evaluated the last 100 years' development in Kerala State and have formulated a Sustainable State Model. It is imperative that Kerala makes that kind of retrospection in the light of such a shocking experience, and I am glad that GEP has taken the initiative," he said. Scientists from India, France, Germany, Denmark, and Chile since the August 2018 floods had been analysing the development and land usage trends in Kerala.

"Once the Remoulding Kerala Sustainable State Model is implemented, Kerala can be positioned as a global leader for sustainable living...I extend all my support to this novel project," the Minister said. 

GEP Secretary Dr. M.R. Thampan submitted the State Model Proposal to the Minister, to great applause.

The function also attended by esteemed dignitaries including Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament and Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mr. Kummanam Rajasekharan, the former Governor of Mizoram State; and the Member of Kerala Legislative Assembly, Mr. C. Divakaran.

His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa gave the Invocation Address, emphasizing the importance for the State Government and the people to put effort into balancing energy, not only in terms of quantity but in quality for long-term sustainability. “Total happiness and total peace will only be achievable through scientifically grounded programs like the GEP’s Sustainable State Model. Qualitative and quantitative energy balance is the need of the hour,” he said.

The first step of implementation of the Sustainable State Model is proposed to be planting fruit-bearing trees in the tourist destinations, and along roads and railways. The fruits would be made freely available to tourists and the common people. The first phase, as suggested by the Minister, will commence at Veli and Akkulam Tourist Villages.

“This initiative has several benefits, including increasing green cover in the State, reducing the effects of climate change, creating interest in tourists about Kerala’s traditional trees, and developing a culture of protection of common property,” said Dr. B. Vijayakumar, a renowned economist and the former Principal of Kerala Institute of Travel and Tourism Studies.

Also recommended in the first steps of the Project would be to increase forest cover along the coastline, gradually shift buildings further away from the coastline, and to consolidate the areas for Government, education, housing, and industries.

One of the lead scientists for the project, Dr. Christophe Dumas, is the Head of the Dept. of Solar-Thermal Energy at CEA, Govt of France, the GEP Research Centre Director. He says, “We have recommended that the Sustainable State should have 50% forest cover, 30% agriculture cover, and 20% for human infrastructure. Presently Kerala has devoted 68% of land to agriculture, 25% to wildlife and forest, and 7% to human infrastructure. This will put a lot of pressure on the State’s resources and people in the long-term.”

“The entire Model is based on the theory of energy balance described in Swami Isa’s I-Theory,” he explained. Dr. Dumas and Swami Isa have recently co-authored an article in the Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology, entitled “I Theory: A Quantum Unifying Theory?”

The Project Coordinator Dr. Marcus Guderle is the Chairman of GEP Germany. He has done site visits and mapped out the first Phase of the project to be implemented at Veli Tourist Village and Akkulam Tourist Village with various species of fruit trees, and developing the Phase II for implementation at a larger scale.

Prof. Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nayar, Hon. Professor of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala and Dr. George Varghese, Former Director of the Kerala Council for Science, Technology and Environment, illustrated the importance of the I-Theory in the present scientific context. Dr. Srikumar Chattopadhyey, Scientist (Ret’d) from National Centre for Earth Science Studies also gave an addresses about the long-term implications of the GEP’s Sustainable State Model.

The function concluded with a delighteful Cultural Programme by the students of the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, a pilot school for Education for Total Consciousnes, which celebrated the conclusion of its 21st year.

Video of the Minister's Address


Function Photos 

Swami Isa's speech on GEP's Remoulding Kerala Sustainable State Model 

GEP Founder, His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, spoke about the long-term benefits of balancing quality of energy in the State.

Min for Tourism Kadakampally Surendran gives inaugural address

The Minister for Tourism, Kerala, Mr. Kadakampally Surendran, gave the Inaugural Address

C. Divakaran meets Swami Isa at Remoulding Kerala Function

Mr. C. Divakaran, Hon. Member of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, gave the Keynote Address

Kummanam Rajasekharan at Remoulding Kerala

Mr. Kummanam Rajaeskharan, Former Governor of Mizoram, inaugurated the IVPT's Integrated Healthcare Consultancy

Tharoor giving award

Dr. Shashi Tharoor inaugurated the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam's 21st Anniversary and presented a memento to the dance instructor

Students of Isa Viswa Vidyalayam perform a dance

Students of the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam performed a traditional dance during the Cultural Programme



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14 March 2019

We are at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

March 14, 2019: The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, organizer of the Global Energy Parliament, is at the United Nations in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63). IVPT holds consultative status, as an NGO, to the United Nations ECOSOC and participates in UN meetings to advocate for GEP's resolutions on various issues influencing policy and to build relationships with likeminded NGOs and individuals. More than 5,000 NGOs are present at this world largest gathering on women's issues, and 200 country ministers have spoken in the event, which lasts from 11th to 22nd of March 2019.

CSW63 is discussing about social protection systems for women. In our written statement for CSW63 we said, "Social protection systems for women and girls should take into account not only physical protection but also emotional and intellectual protection.

"Society must also develop a greater understanding and appreciation for what womanhood is.

"If we want serious changes to society, we must implement changes at the root level, in education. A new method of education is crucial--an education where people, knowledge and the world outside are not mere objects but related to the subject (the learner). Education for Total Consciousness is such a complete system of education. It integrates both subjective and objective learning, and the learner becomes a real human being, aware of his/her connection to the universe, world, nation, society, and environment.

"Protection, empowerment, equality, compassion, love and service of, by, and for women, can become the life’s breath of the next generation if they are educated in this way. Therefore we strongly advocate that all nations, implement the Education for Total Consciousness teaching methodology in their schools."

The Global Energy Parliament includes discussion of these issues in its global sessions, as well as advocacy for changes to national and international policy. 

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26 February 2019

New "I-Theory" Article Published in Scientific Journal

February 26, 2019: The Global Energy Parliament is pleased to announce the publication of a scientific article co-authored by His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, Founder of the Global Energy Parliament, and Dr. Christophe Dumas, the Director of the GEP Research Centre entitled, "I-Theory: A Unifying Quantum Theory?" 
Appearing in the April 2019 edition of the peer-reviewed 'Journal of High Energy Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology,' the article is now online at: https://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=90713
The article introduces Swami Isa's "I Theory" in the context of several established theories of cosmology and physical sciences, such as the Big Bang theory, Quantum theory, Theory of General Relativity, and Preon Theory. 
Scientists have always searched for "the unifying theory" or the "theory of everything," which can tie together all branches of knowledge. Such a theory provides a coherent, theoretical framework that fully explains and links together all aspects of the universe and ourselves.
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29 January 2019

GEP Centres Start Organic Home Vegetable Garden Program

January 29, 2019: About 1 in every 6 deaths on the planet is due to cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide. The highest rates of cancer worldwide are all in developed countries. Australia holds #1 position, with 468 new cases per 100,000 residents, followed by New Zealand, Ireland, Hungary and USA.1 

GEP Founder His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa states that there are three main contributing factors to the increase of cancer rates: (1) degradation of the environment––an increase of air, water and land pollution, (2) emotional/mental changes in people, and (3) degradation of food — its contaminations and modifications.

A growing number of research studies shows the correlation between the increased use of products to "protect" crops (such as persticides and herbicides), genetically engineered/GM crop growth, and the increase in a variety of diseases in humans2,3,4. The saying “You are what you eat” seems tragically relevant here. But it's not too late to make a change!

Let's start with the basics: pure and positive-energy food. This means a diet mainly consisting of organic/non-GM fruits and vegetables. We should care about their production, from the seeds up to the harvest, as well as into the markets and kitchens. The ideal way to take care is to have our own vegetable and fruit gardens. In each house or apartment, a minimum space for planting and growing vegetables can be used. We can even use the balcony, windowsill, or a space inside.

The GEP Centres around the world are initiating an Organic Home Vegetable Garden Program to teach our neighbours how to build an organic home vegetable garden, and spread awareness about GMO's and a positive-energy diet. We'll go door to door, hold workshops, community gatherings, and cook, too!

Do you want to help? Become a volunteer, driver, gardener, or organizer. Contact garden(at)global-energy-parliament.net




1. Countries with Highest Cancer Rates. MSN.  https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/countries-with-the-highest-cancer-rates/ss-AAAr3yO

2. Swanson, Nancy L. (2014) "Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America." Journal of Organic Systems. http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/92/JOS_Volume-9_Number-2_Nov_2014-Swanson-et-al.pdf

3.  R. Mesnage et al., Biomed Research International, Volume 2014 (2014) article ID 179691. 

4. https://www.diseaseglyphosategmos.info/

(Photo Credit: www.balconygardenweb.com)

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22 January 2019

Dutch Engineering Students Hold Plastic Awareness Program

January 22, 2019: Interns from the Netherlands were invited to the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, the Education for Total Consciousness Pilot School, to share a Plastic Awareness Program on 22nd January. Mick Valentin and Laurens Lammers taught the children about the uses of plastic, how long different types of waste take to degrade in water (a water bottle takes 450 years; plastic bag 20; cardboard 2 months), and the multiple threats of plastic waste to the environment (i.e., air, water, agriculture, soil, and wildlife).

Finally, they shared some methods of recycling. Students made posters about the topic and interacted freely about their concerns and questions.

These engineering students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands are on an internship in Trivandrum to design a system that cleans waste from rivers. After two months, they felt compelled to work on the root of the problem (which is always education). In December, they visited Swami Isa and the GEP to discuss ideas for creating awareness in young people. 

Swami Isa emphasized that the problem of waste management has multiple sources, and will take a multi-pronged effort to combat it for long term solutions. Working with habits, culture, scarcity of land, and new technologies requires sensitivity, resources, and long-term commitment.

Swamiji also shared his views that “Waste is actually a resource—but one that someone doesn’t know how to use properly. Everything has a proper use,” he said, “but we must deeply understand Nature and our relationship to her resources in order to understand the utility of a thing.”

The 8th graders of Isa Viswa Vidyalayam had also researched the problem of plastic and found that most Trivandrum households burn waste, even plastic. 12% of plastics in the world are burnt, releasing very toxic fumes. Many people do not know the hazards to their health and the environment of this terrible practice. The students made a commitment to stop this practice in their neighbourhoods, and to start a recycling program operated by the Environment Club. 

The school is now conducting a competition for who can collect the most plastic waste. It will be sent to the Waste Collection Centre operated by the Corporation of Trivandrum.

 Mick from Netherlands teaching about plastic awareness 

Mick from Delft University of Technology asking how many years it will take for this bottle to degrade. (Ans: 450!)

Boys of Isa Viswa Vidyalayam presenting about the dangers of burning plastic

8th grade students of Isa Viswa Vidyalayam presenting about the dangers of burning plastic

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21 December 2018

Massive Flood Relief Coordinatedd

Nine tonnes of flood relief materials were coordinated by the GEP's parent organization, the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust. The container, which arrived in Kerala early December by ship from Mauritius, held food items like rice, flour and lentils, clothing, shoes, cleaning and sanitary supplies, and school materials. 

The container was handed over by GEP to the Government.

MR Thampan hands container to Collector

Dr. M.R. Thampan, GEP Secretary, handing over the container papers to the Trivandrum District Collector, Dr. K. Vasuki

The shipment was sent to Idukki District, one of the most heavily affected districts in the eastern part of the state, in the hills. It had received 89% over average rainfall during July. Many landslides had occurred there, damaging roads and communications, which cut people off from essential services. Idukki has many tribal communities who suffered a great deal. 

On December 21, GEP and IVPT volunteers drove to Adimali in Idukki to participate in the distribution of the flood relief items, coordinated by the government officials. First, with 25 government officers at a function organized by the Deputy Tahlsidar and the Village Officer, IVPT handed over items to 7 tribal leaders to take back to their people.

Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose, Speaker of the GEP, gave an address via streaming video at the function. 

Another function was held at the Carmel Jyothi Special Needs School. 100 children with disabilities live at the school under the care of its staff. Before going back to their families for Christmas holidays, IVPT distributed packets of food to each of them, in the presence of the Ward Counsellor, the school Vicar and Principal, Village Officer and other officials. 

They also gave items to a cancer care center which takes in very poor people.

The distribution, a total of 470 boxes, is continuing in the remote areas of Adimali.

See the photos below.

IVPT with container

With the shipping container

Public Function in Idukki for distribution to tribal leaders

Government officials with IVPT and tribal leaders.

Handing materials to tribal leaders

Storage of materials

One of two rooms full of our relief materials.

Tribal leaders receiving flood relief items

Tribal leaders receiving some items to take back to their colonies.

Special Needs School Idukki

Students of the Special Needs School were celebrating Christmas -- just in time for "Santa" to come by with packets of flood relief materials!

Packets of Flood Materials

Special Needs School distribution



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29 October 2018

Hiring Interns

Global Energy Parliament is presently offering 1-month Internships for Research Assistants. A certificate will be given.


About the Project 

An international consortium of scientists will be studying data on the development of Kerala with the purpose of preparing a Sustainable State Master Plan for the future. 

This State Master Plan would be based on a holistic and sustainable development of infrastructure and use of natural resources, which attaches particular importance to spatial planning, long-term approaches, life in harmony with nature, and a holistic vision.  

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, India

About the work:

Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include: 

  • Perform internet research on database, document & literature reviews
  • Extract & merge data from multiple sources, assessing data quality & identifying data gaps
  • Visit Govt offices & collect data
  • Assist to consolidate & organize the data into Excel 

In this internship you'll learn how to obtain the most relevant data efficiently and to effectively communicate it. You'll work in a group of international scientists with diverse skills.

You'll also have the possibility to assist with the creation of a Sustainable Development Model.

Skill(s) required: MS-Office and English Proficiency (Written), Malayalam, Internet Research

Who can apply:

Only those candidates can apply who:

  1. Are available for the work at office and on-site
  2. Can start the internship immediately
  3. Are available for duration of 4 weeks
  4. Have relevant skills and interests
  5. Have means of transportation

Start Date: Immediately

Perks:  Certificate

About Global Energy Parliament

Global Energy Parliament is an international platform for science, peace and sustainability, organized by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust (a registered charitable trust holding Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC). 

To Apply: Please email secretary(at)global-energy-parliament.net with your resume or experience, and indicate your availability.



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19 September 2018

Meeting with UNESCO

The GEP Speaker, Dr. CV Ananda Bose met the Director of UNESCO, Mr. Eric Falt, in New Delhi on September 19th. They shared views on the role of education and science in sustainable development and peace. 

Dr. Bose presented GEP’s commitment to meeting the objectives of UNESCO in education as well as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through our programs and actions. 

“Science in the GEP is interpreted in such as way that the essential oneness between the subjective and objective is brought out,” said Dr. Bose. “There is no dichotomy between the two. When every person, from the government official to the common man, can understand this oneness, great advances will be made in peace, sustainability and knowledge.”

He presented the Director with Swami Isa’s book on “Education for Total Consciousness,” the practical teaching methodology to bridge objective and subjective learning in the classrooms.

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13 September 2018

Reaching out to flood victims

Members of the GEP who were in Kerala for the floods have reached out to the victims since the first day of the flooding, providing hot meals and water to those who were stranded, in the IVPT flood relief work.

After the floods receded, they visited evacuation camps and slum areas to view the damage and provide relief items, medicines, clothing and beds.

GEP's relief efforts are still continuing, as Kerala starts to rebuild itself and the victims of the distaster come to term with losses of possessions and infrastructure.


GEP IVPT Flood Relief

Flooded road in Thiruvananthapuram


IVPT GEP Flood Relief

GEP & IVPT distributes food to those who were stranded


GEP members distribute clothing at an Evacuation Camp


Flood Relief

Remains of a destroyed house in Karali Nagar (Slum)


Flood Relief

Flooded and evacuated house in slum


IVPT GEP Flood Relief

GEP & IVPT's distribution of relief materials


Flood Relief 

Doctor consulting patient's Xray on house visit

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03 September 2018

'I-Theory' at Copenhagen Business School

Dr. Christophe Dumas, GEP Minister for Science and Technology, gave the opening Keynote Address about the I-Theory, on 3rd September 2108 at the 3-day "Mind, Meditation and Innovation" conference hosted at the Copenhagen Business School.

In his Keynote Talk entitled "Modern conceptualizations of the Mind, its relevance to practice and experience," Dr. Dumas used the I-Theory to define the mind.

"Mind is the totality of emotions, and intellect is the totality of thought," he said. He explained how thought and emotion operate on the plane of subtle air (the A1 particle). Later, he presented a written paper to the organizers by Swami Isa, giving the background and details of this science.

He also participated in a round-table discussion on the applications in meditation with Prof. Sudhanshu Rai, Associate Professor of Innovation in Emerging Economies, Copenhagen Business School, Nithya Shanti, a spiritual teacher, seminar leader and educator, and Raman Rajpal, CEO & Co-Founder of MeghaFind in USA, on 5th September.

In that session, Dr. Dumas explained that meditation reduces the frequency of a person’s thoughts and emotions, which allows them to be in tune with lower frequency data, which is essentially more positive energy. He said that meditation allows someone to intuit positive ideas, combined with a more positive emotion, and the output will also be more positive. So meditation has a far-reaching impact in all fields of society, because everyone wants to feel, act, and create better.

Some of the other featured speakers in the conference were: Dr. Balder Onarheim, associate professor in creativity at the Technical University of Denmark; Mr. Madhavan Nambiar, former Secretary to the Government of India; Prof. Dr. Niko Kohls researcher in mindfulness from Germany; Dr. Narayanan Srinivasan, Professor at the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad, India; Dr. Aviva Berkovich-Ohana, senior lecturer, affiliated at the University of Haifa, Israel; Dr. Wolfgang Bischoff, psychologist from Germany; and Dr. Stephen Anthony Parker, yoga teacher and Director of the Council on Yoga Accreditation International, USA.

The Global Energy Parliament was invited to join the Mind Sciences in Society for Innovation (MSISFI) Consortium, a group of distinguished international universities and research institutes, headed by the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Dr. Dumas with members of the MSISFI Consortium

Dr. Dumas with members of the Consortium

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27 July 2018

GEP Mauritius Centre Launched

Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen, the former Minister of Education for Mauritius, launched the Global Energy Parliament (GEP) Mauritius Centre at a function in Trivandrum, Kerala which was inaugurated by the Hon. Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekharan.

Prof. Parsuramen was presented with the GEP Mauritius Charter Certificate by GEP Secretary Dr. M.R. Thampan. He expressed his delight in the mission and vision of the GEP in education, sustainability and world peace. Quoting from the UNESCO preamble, he said, "Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

“What type of education we’re talking about--it’s not the instruction, but the transformation it brings about,” he added.

Prof. Parsuramen had been the Minister of Education in Mauritius for 13 years, following which he had worked at World Bank (1997-1998) and as the Director of UNESCO (1998-2011). He retired in order to devote his life to “giving back.” He presently runs the charitable Global Rainbow Foundation, which empowers differently abled persons and vulnerable groups through education and training, and provides them the opportunity for holistic human development.

“I fully appreciate the opportunity of being in the divine presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa and his guidance and blessings to me have re-energized my determination to serve humanity,” said Prof. Parsuramen.

Swami Isa, Founder of the GEP, charged the new GEP National Centre with bringing GEP’s vision of global energy balance to the people of Mauritius, and inviting them to contribute to the movement to empower ‘humane’ beings all over the world.

A few days later, Prof. Parsuramen met with the Speaker, Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose, in New Delhi.

Welcome to GEP, Mauritius!

GEP Mauritius Launching Ceremony

Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen (Center), the new President of GEP Mauritius, with Sri Kadakampally Surendran, the Kerala State Minister of Tourism (Left), His Excellency Kummanam Rajasekharan, the Governor of Mizoram (2nd Left), Dr. M.R. Thampan, GEP Secretary, and His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, Founder of GEP (Right).

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22 April 2018

Earth Day Message 2018

In honour of Earth Day 2018, the Global Energy Parliament is sharing one of its suggestions made to each country's Ministry of Environment, in the "Ministries Priorities Act of 2017":

"1.2  The Ministry of Environment must implement strong measures to protect the forest area of the land. The Earth needs a balance of 50% dense forests, 20% small scale forests and 30% human habitat. Maintaining this ratio will keep the harmony of life on Earth." 

When every country is able to maintain this ratio, the impact of human behavior on the environment will largely be rectified by nature itself. As GEP Founder Swami Isa says, forests are the lungs of the Earth, and life energy flows well to all living things when forests are healthy.

A fundamental change of mindset needs to happen first, which is to realize that Nature is not for exploitation to serve the endless flow of human desires.

So this Earth Day, share our Resolution!  Write to your Ministry of Environment to ask how they can implement it.


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26 March 2018

Vegetarian Campaign

During 2018, Ricardo Jiménez, Spanish GEP Coordinator, spoke about the Global Energy Parliament in several Toastmasters meetings in Madrid, where he is an active participant and winner of speaking competitions.

One of the GEP's contributions is to bring awareness of the importance of actively participating in society through projects to enhance and balance the planet we live on, he says.

“One practical way of contributing,” he said, “is through the reduction of meat consumption. Global warming is a fact, and animal agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to the greenhouse effect.”

The methane generated by the animals, in conjunction with pesticides used to harvest crops to feed animals, is one of the largest human-made contributor to greenhouse gasses (said to be the first, second or third largest, depending on the source).  

It is also a leading cause of deforestation, water and air pollution, and biodiversity loss. Therefore, Mr. Jiménez argues, one of the best things we can all do for the planet, for animals, and ourselves, is change our diet.

He has started a public awareness campaign about vegetarian diet in Spain and Germany. 

Read his latest article: "The Benefits of Vegetarianism from a Scientific Perspective"

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16 March 2018

Stephen Hawking's Quest for the Theory of Everything


Stephen Hawking’s enormous contributions to modern scientific knowledge were manifold.  His passing leaves a great void in the scientific community, and also in the whole of humanity. He revolutionized the popular awareness of physics, black holes, galaxies and the universe, while responsibly demonstrating the power of the scientist over the masses. 

Dr. Hawking was not shy of publicity, but used his fame to inspire and incite curiosity in people. “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge,” he said. 

Often writing and speaking critically about current issues including politics, Dr Hawking shared his dismay about the present condition of the world due to human intervention. “We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet,” he said. 

This is one public life which demonstrated clearly the end goal of scientific knowledge is not the accumulation of more stuff, or fame, or comforts, but real compassion, humaneness and joy. He was so human—brilliant—yet so warm, humourous, and down-to-earth. His incredibly vast knowledge about the universe was perhaps the reason for his humaneness, for he had attained a wide vision about how things all fit together—in himself and in the universe.

Not only that, but Dr. Hawking was a rare example of living proof of the power of the mind and intellect over the limitations of the physical body. He was never held back by his disability and instead chose to focus on what he could do, rather than could not.

His lifelong quest to find a Theory of Everything—which would merge knowledge of things on the grandest scale (cosmology and Relativity) with knowledge of things on the smallest scale (particle physics and quantum mechanics) is perhaps the area where he will be most sorely missed by us at the GEP Research Centre.  We lament that we never had the opportunity to introduce our Theory of Everything to him (the “I Theory”), to demonstrate how the smallest particle is linked to the largest scale of the universe, and also to the innermost core of the individual: our emotions, intellect, and very life itself.  It teaches us that each life is thoroughly logical, but entirely precious--a brilliant light in a shining cosmos. 

We think he would have liked that.

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11 December 2017

GEP 2017 Parliamentarian Award Winners

The Global Energy Parliament awarded several outstanding individuals who participated in GEP 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram, India. Lady Carla Davis of Australia distributed the trophies at the Valedictory Function on December 10.

The winners are as below:

Best Minister: Dr. Christophe Dumas, Head of Solar-Thermal Division, Centre for Alternative and Atomic Energy (CEA), Cadarache, France He had presented a Bill on the 1st day and explained the physics aspects of the "I Theory" and always assists others to understand the science of energy and its qualities. He is also working on several research projects related to "I Theory" and renewable energy.

Best Parliamentarian: Dr. P. Krishna Kumar, presently working as Associate Professor in Economics ad Kerala Law Academy, Law College, Trivandrum. Earlier was Associate Professor of Economics (Ret'd), M.G. College, Trivandrum. He had presented a Bill on on the 2nd day and drafted several Resolutions.

Best Submission: Dr. Sujakshi Haridas, Physician (Ret'd). She spoke wonderfully about the holistic vision of health propagated by the GEP. She also responded to several other submissions and was very engaged throughout the parliament, also in organizing.

Best Student Minister: Anusruti S.S., Govt Law College A very engaged member of parliament and a terrific speaker, who clearly outlines how I Theory can be applied in Law and can uplift society through it. Threw herself completely into the parliament with all of her heart.

Best Student Parliamentarian: Paras Dubey, 5 years Integrated M.Sc. Economics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu & Kashmir. All-round very committed and dignified young parliamentarian hailing from Jammu & Kashmir who acted as the Minister of Economics

Best Student Submission: Anoop Krishnan H., BA Journalism Mass Communication and Video Production, Mar Ivanios College Thiruvananthapuram Another all-round wonderful parliamentarian who has ability to frame wonderful questions, interact with all, pushing the agenda of GEP forward and representing the youth of today who have a sense of wonder, curiosity, purity and self-sacrifice.

GEP congratulates all the winners.

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10 December 2017

GEP 2017 Held in India

The 8th annual session of the Global Energy Parliament was held on December 9-10, 2017 at the first Assembly Hall of the Kerala government at the State Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. GEP 2017 was organized by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, holding Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC.

360 people from 16 nations participated in the session, which included a one-day Global Student’s Parliament. The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament), Prof. PJ Kurien, inaugurated the parliament and chaired the first session. The theme of the parliament was “Science for Freedom and Happiness.”

18 Questions, 28 Submissions and 2 Bills were presented. The parliament concluded with unanimous passing of the Bills and Resolutions, which will be made available shortly. The Students' Parliament concluded with appointment of various Campus Ambassadors to take the message forward. All Members were delighted with the two day parliament and will be continuing their work as Ministers and in various Committees.

The organizers thank the Kerala Legislative Secretariat's Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training, the Nirbhaya Debating Society, Personal-Point GmbH-Germany, and GC Avocats-France for their support and assistance for holding GEP 2017.

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09 January 2017

In Memoriam - Sir James Mancham

With great sadness we learned about the passing of our valued Founding Member, Sir James R. Mancham (Former President of the Republic of Seychelles). Sir James passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 8.

Sir James had just been awarded the GEP Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary commitment to global peace, at the GEP 2016 in December. Sir James was a treasured and distinguished Founding Member of the GEP, who had attended the first session of GEP in 2010 in Thiruvananthapuram, India, and had been a great support throughout the years.

Sir James will be truly missed by the GEP and by the thousands around the world who knew him as a leader and friend who never compromised his integrity, innate wisdom, commitment to peace, and who shared his joie de vivre with one and all. We extend our greatest sympathy and prayers to his family and all who knew and loved him.

Lady Carla Davis, GEP Minister for Environment, a great friend of Sir James, shares her condolences:

"It was with shock and much sadness that I learned, last night, of the passing of my dear friend and fellow GEP Minister, Sir James Mancham, KBE. His extraordinary leadership, devoted hard work, and tireless efforts to revolutionise the world’s ideology, energy, and resources towards peace, culture and prosperity have been an inspiration to everyone who yearns for a more peaceful, equitable, and socially just world. If only more leaders shared his vision, creativity and heart, the world would be a much better and more beautiful place!

"Sir James was a a unique Seychellois, leader, statesman, and global citizen. His knowledge, skills, diplomacy, and brilliant business acumen lifted standards, built bridges of harmony, improved everything he was involved with, and brought world renown to his small island nation. His many prestigious awards, VIOAS magazine, and fascinating books that he authored, provide a small glimpse into the life of this remarkable man.

"Sir James will be sorely missed by those who knew him. May his unique spirit and legacy to make our world a better and more peaceful place, along with his philosophy of 'Right is Might' live on, for many generations to come."
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19 December 2016

The Founder's Proposals for Habitat Harmony

At GEP 2016, Founder Swami Isa presented several proposals to achieve habitat harmony, including legislation for environment and building construction.

Swami Isa challenged the modern definition of ‘habitat’ as being merely about housing and construction. For a truly harmonious habitat, he said, society needs to consider all aspects that influence the human life, from education, to healthcare, to economy, to technology, to agriculture, to governance. “Our proposals in these areas have been covered in the previous sessions of the Global Energy Parliament and they must be constantly worked on if we are going to achieve real sustainable habitat.”

After achieving more positive energy and a sustainability in these areas, we can look at how urban spaces, roads, and construction of homes create harmony.

Another challenge to the status quo presented by Swami Isa included the common materials used in eco-friendly building or green housing. “It is very good for the human being to have organic matter, or at least natural materials, for their living space, as the energy field of natural materials is most similar to the human energy field. But how long can you continue to use earth, stone, granite, sand—not to mention steel and cement?” It is only trees which have the capacity to be renewed, Swami Isa said, unless there is other biomass made available. If we plant enough hardwood trees today, then in 20 or 30 years our building needs will be met. By contrast, he says, “How long would it take for you to create new red earth, new granite?”

Therefore Swami Isa proposes that for each new building constructed, 80% should be made of silicon-coated wood, and for each 5 cents of land proposed to be built upon, 2 hardwood trees would need to be planted in order to gain permission for starting construction.

In addition, all city and national roads and highways in developing countries should adopt a standard approach to using hardwood trees for coolness and beautification, with shrubs and flowering plants in between. Even in developed countries, there is a lack of appreciation for hardwood trees and their usefulness in construction with longevity.

There should also be a standard model used by engineers, along roads and highways, to make underground passages for sewage, rainwater harvesting, drinking water, power and communications, made invisible to the eye but easy to maintain.

City and national planners need to adopt a much longer view if they are going to build for harmony and for the human beings that are populating. A minimum of 1000 years foresight in planning is necessary, and this is easy to do when we have a good understanding of the energy flow that is required.

Planning a habitat should “be enriched with the logical and scientific concepts to provide balanced and appropriate living conditions,” writes Swami Isa in his proposal. “The body of the human being seems to be endowed with an inbuilt mechanism to safeguard his or her wellbeing. In the same manner, the Earth has in its structure, the ingrained factors to maintain its rhythm and harmony. Man’s inventions, when applied in everyday life, should not disrupt this rhythm. Every object has a particular shape and the energy flow of the object depends on its shape.”

In a house, for example, the shape of the building influences the human being’s energy flow, and the best type of building is one shaped like a pyramid.

In a city, the centre should be for the secretariat/government, with its outer part devoted for places of worship, outside that for schools and residence, and the perimeter for factories and waste treatment, etc. This keeps the energy flow that is appropriate for each part of the city from interfering with others.

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12 December 2016

Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Opens GEP 2016

The 7th Global Energy Parliament was inaugurated by the Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe. About 500 people attended the event on December 11 at the Banquet Hall of his residence, Temple Trees, Colombo.

The Hon. Prime Minister expressed a warm appreciation of the GEP’s vision of world harmony through energy balance, and also emphasized that “If we want to achieve development, we need to maintain environmental, habitat, religious and ethnic harmony.”

H.E. Sir James Mancham, the Founding President of Seychelles, GEP Founder His Holiness Swami Isa, Ven. Banagala Upatissa Nayaka Thero, the President of the Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Maha Nayaka Thero, a chief Sri Lankan Buddhist leader, Rev. Ebenezer Joseph, the General Secretary of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka, GEP Chairman Dr. A. Sukumaran Nair, the Former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University-Kottayam also participated in the Inaugural Function.

In his Founder’s Address, His Holiness Swami Isa said, “Without knowing what it means to be human, without knowing the science of energy flows in habitat, we cannot achieve any lasting harmony—in home, society, nation or world. This is our work today.”

Sir James Mancham also received from the Prime Minister the GEP Lifetime Achievement Award at the function. (See full story here) Two books by His Holiness Swami Isa were also released at the function: “Education for Total Consciousness,” published by IVPT, and “Saphalamee Atmeeye Yatra (Fulfillment of the Divine Journey),” published by the Kerala Bhasha Institute.

This 7th session of Global Energy Parliament was conducted on the theme, “Habitat Harmony,” following the UN Habitat III conference in Quito.

The Inauguration preceded the session of parliament in which members and ministers from all sectors of society, discussed and forwarded Resolutions for a holistic, scientific and rational solutions for creating global harmony in habitat.

Sir James Mancham sat as the Prime Minister, and His Holiness Swami Isa also forwarded several unique proposals for habitat harmony, including suggested legislation in environment and building construction.

Architect Kirtee Shah forwarded the Habitat Harmony Bill, while submissions were made by many other national and international figures including Architect G. Shankar, Architect Alain Moatti, Dr. Reza Chowdhury, Dr. Christophe Dumas, Upulangi Malagamuwa, Prof. Ariyaratne, Mervyn Macallugh, Kamal Amaraweera, Dr. Pradeep Joethi, Dr. Kularatne, Dr Joy Joseph, Sarah Arumugam, Julie Cox, Dr. Punchihewa Meegahawatta, Dr. M.R. Thampan, Shiral Lakthilaka, Ranjith Pathmasiri, Hemeakumara Nanayakkara, Dr. Ravindra Galhena, Shoaib Khan, and Modi Umang.

The parliament concluded with a dazzling Cultural Performance by the Sri Lankan Navy, featuring 171 artists.

The Global Energy Parliament was conceived by His Holiness Swami Isa as an international assembly of volunteers who have a right and a responsibility to the world. GEP is organised by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust (holding Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC) and this event was co-organized the Interfaith Coalition for Peace of Sri Lanka. Additional support was received from the UNESCO’s World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), EHRT Maschinenbau and Personal-Point.

We wish to thank Ven. Banagala Thero for his wonderful leadership chairing the Organizing Committee in Sri Lanka, Rev. Ebenezer Joseph, Mr. Jayaratne Ruberu, Ms. Ambapali Sikurajapathi, Mr. Gunasekera Hemakumara and others on the Committee, and Mr. Chanaka.
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11 December 2016

Release of Swami Isa's books

Swami Isa released 2 books at GEP 2016 in Sri Lanka: the English language edition of "Education for Total Consciousness," published by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust, and "Saphalamee Atmyee Yatra (Fulfillment of the Divine Journey),” published by the Kerala Bhasha Institute.

Dr. M.R. Thampan, GEP Secretary, received the first copy of the books from Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Maha Nayaka Thero at the Inaugural Function.

Note: IVPT is looking to translate "Education for Total Consciousness" into Japanese, Sinhalese, French, and Spanish. If you would like to assist with the translation, please get in touch with us at secretary(at)global-energy-parliament.net
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