Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (from Maho Upanishad) means “the whole world is one family”. If all nations, if all people, could simply work together in harmony, we would have heaven on earth.
The healthy family unit is essential to life. The world family must not be a dysfunctional family. But a healthy world family will not be attained by continually trying to mold world affairs to conform to a set of rules. That is like painting the leaves of a tree green in an attempt to make the tree healthy. The root must be tended to.
If we properly tend to the root of life, all of life will be healthy. Bringing that forth for the family of all humanity is the goal and purpose of Mount Soma. It is attainable. In fact, what is amazing is not that that is a possibility. What is amazing is that humanity does not live in accord with that simple principle.
The surface of life offers an unlimited array of polarizing perspectives and simplistic viewpoints. Tending to life solely on that level will never work.
Water the root to enjoy the fruit of life. This does not result in a homogenous worldview shared by all cultures. Quite the contrary. It nourishes the diversity of cultures in the midst of mutual respect and harmony between them. After all, the whole world is one family.