Unity of individual souls is very difficult in this world. There have been many attempts, but as long as we have separate interests our unity is superficial, artificial and has no real substance.Take for example the United Nations. The United Nations was formed after a great World War because the nations of the world were fighting over property; there were hundreds and thousands of lives killed to know who was the proprietor. But even after the United Nations was formed,there was the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the war between Pakistan and India, war amongst African nations, the war between Iraq and Iran, the war within Ireland, etc. There have been wars all over the world and practically all of these countries are members of the United Nations.Their coming together to try to unite is in terms of thinking—what my country can get out of this unity. It is all based on an illusion that I am this body and this land where I was born is mine.
According to God, He is the only proprietor of everything – sarvo loka mahesvaram. We should unite on this principle that God is the only supreme enjoyer, we are all His servants, and thus we should all work together to execute His will. Otherwise there is no question of unity or peace.
By Radhanath Swami