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The Bicentennial Flames at the United Nations
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Questions and answers
Question: What could America's contribution be to the family of nations in the next two hundred years?
Question: How can we rekindle the significance of America in our hearts and in the hearts of others?
Question: What is the difference between political independence and spiritual independence?
Question: What is the most important thing America has learned in her first two hundred years and what is the most important thing she has to learn now in order to make the fastest progress?
Question: How can other nations of the world feel their oneness with the United States in celebrating our Bicentennial?
Question: Do the Bicentennial celebrations add strength to the soul of America?
Question: Has the character of America changed significantly since the nation was born two hundred years ago?
Question: As our souls come forward on our birthday, does the soul of America also come forward during this Bicentennial year?
Question: Is there any special significance to the outer events which will occur this year?
Question: Is there any special quality that Americans can especially work on now to help bring forward all their potential divinity?
Question: How can American politics return to the spiritual values that they had during the time of the Founding Fathers and some of our earlier presidents?
Question: How can we regain the nobility and wisdom of the Founding Fathers in America today?
Question: Is the soul of America like a child that keeps on growing and developing?
Question: When the soul of America and the soul of the world discuss things, what suggestions and advice do they have to mankind?
Question: What is the spiritual significance of being two hundred years old?
Question: How can America make the most spiritual progress and how can America be of most service to the world?
Question: What does the soul of America always try to teach its American children?
Question: In the next two hundred years will the spiritual forces tend to manifest more than they have in the first two hundred years?
Question: As citizens of the United States, what can we do to help our development in the next century?
Question: When America emerged as a nation two hundred years ago, she stood forth as a symbol of hope, promise and freedom for the peoples of the world. How can she transmit these qualities to the world-body today?
Question: Is independence as spiritually significant for other nations as it was for the United States?
Question: How can the American people realise their love for the soul of America?
Question: How can we incorporate the spirit and the outer activities of the Bicentennial?
Question: Is there an art form that is intimately tied to the soul of America, such as music is associated with Germany?
Question: How can American citizens best further America's role in the world in the next two hundred years?.
Question: We celebrate the spirit of 1776. What exactly was that spirit, and also what is the spirit of the United States today?
Question: What birthday gift would the Supreme want the soul of America to place at His Feet on this Bicentennial?
Question: How can American citizens learn to love their country more?
Question: Will the next two hundred years see the manifestation of the soul's qualities of America and, if so, how will it take place?
Question: What gift will the United Nations give to the United States on its Bicentennial?
Question: When the government of America was young, it seemed to have a greater spiritual aspiration. How can that be regained in the government today?
Question: How will the degree of unity in the spiritual community affect the spiritual progress of America?
Question: Is the soul of America satisfied with America's outer and inner progress?
Question: Does the United Nations have a role to play in the celebration of America's Bicentennial?
Question: What role can gratitude play in America and the world at large during the Bicentennial?
Question: America gained her independence two hundred years ago. What will the spiritual independence of America be like?
Question: We know that the United States is very powerful militarily and politically on the world horizon. In God's scheme of things, what is the role of the United States in the evolution of mankind's spiritual development?
Question: After two hundred years, has America accomplished much of her main goals?
Question: What is the relationship between the American Declaration of Independence and the United Nations Charter?
Question: Is America's Bicentennial inwardly significant in any special way?
Question: How can the United Nations body derive benefit from the Bicentennial and take part in its activities?
Question: I would be grateful if I could love America much more sincerely and soulfully. What can I do to make this a practicality, especially on America's Bicentennial?
Question: Does America have anything special to offer to the United Nations during its Bicentennial year?
Question: How should the American Indians celebrate the Bicentennial?
Question: Will this year of the Bicentennial help us to feel the same patriotism Americans used to feel?
Question: What does the soul of America feel about the different nations eventually making decisions rather than the individual will of America?
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