A model for approaching design, rooted to Dharma

“We are approaching the power of gods, without the wisdom of gods.”
Daniel Schmachtenberger
“How are we collectively creating a world that none of us wants, individually?”
Daniel Christian Wahl

Never before in the history of humanity has there been such an urgent need of 'awareness of intent.’ No longer can we let our world be created by what The Conscilience Project calls values-agnostic nihilistic design. This is made urgent by the fact that we now exist, near constantly, within the design of someone else. From the social media platforms where we gather with friends, the black mirrors of silicon and lithium on our person at all times, to the policies, laws and mandates that determine not only our present but our futures as well- everything is the design, or intent, of another affecting salience upon us.

The problem statement we thus face is two-fold.

  • 1. How do we collectively create a world that each of us wants, individually? That is, how do we design ṛta - our shared and manifest reality.
  • 2. How do I create the journey that I want for myself, as a designer and creator? That is, how do I shape the journey from smṛta to kṛta - intent to creation.
  • Ṛta in Design is a model for design thinking and execution that roots itself in Dharma. We believe the case to reorient design by Dharma is strong.