Category Archives: Leadership

Service Psychology and Group Psychology

By P.R. Sarkar

(10 December 1987, Calcutta) – Human society is one and indivisible. But today, due to superstition, dogmatism narrow-mindedness, separatism and all kinds of “isms” human society is splitting into numerous parts. Against this background, in order to build the human society it is necessary to adopt the path of synthesis, which originates from the psychology of service …

Human Beings of the World, Unite!

P.R. Sarkar
Human longings are infinite. If these infinite human longings are allowed to run after objects of worldly enjoyment, conflict among human beings is bound to take place. As material wealth is limited, over-abundance for one leads to crippling scarcity for others. These infinite human longings can be fulfilled only through psychic and spiritual wealth. The Supreme has generously …

The Role of Social Boards

Ac. Krtashivananda Avt.

Social boards born out of civic society should be formed to balance the power of political structure. Political institutions are one of society’s many types of institutions. The political institutions should not interfere with cultural and educational institutions, mass media, trade unions and other professional bodies. In economic development, too, its function should be to coordinate only.…

The Powerful Powerless

Continuous democratic reform is needed to keep the political machinery above the natural gravitation towards self-service. PROUT’s augmentations will go a long way to solve the problems of systemic corruption and abuse of power.

By Trond Overland
25 years ago a small neohumanist primary + KG school in Sweden came up against the local government. The more religiously motivated among …

Sadvipra Boards

P.R. Sarkar
(1969, Ranchi, India) – On several occasions I have said that sadvipras are those who follow the principles of Yama and Niyama – the principles of spiritual morality – and are devoted to the Supreme Consciousness. People will recognize sadvipras by their exemplary conduct, selfless service, dutifulness and moral integrity. Only sadvipras can serve all human beings selflessly …

Proletarian Revolution and Post-capitalist Society

spirevP. R. Sarkar
The inevitable consequence of capitalist exploitation is proletariat revolution. When capitalists, maddened with excessive greed, lose their common sense completely and bid farewell to humanism totally, it is time for proletariat revolution to burst forth. But it will be futile to expect it just because of the ripe time. For this, conditions relating to place and person …

Rational Society

(PROUT Globe) – Human beings share a fair number of mental characteristics. One is that they degrade by heeding debasing instincts and sentiments. Another is the sentiment to live together and not alone. These two basic traits of human mind make for some thinking in socio-economic and political fields. We want to live together and in order to do it …

The Place of Spiritual Revolutionaries in the Social Cycle

P.R. Sarkar
Those spiritual revolutionaries who work to achieve progressive changes for human elevation on a well-thought, pre-planned basis, whether in the physical, metaphysical or spiritual sphere, by adhering to the principles of Yama and Niyama, are sadvipras.

The principles of Yama are ahiḿsá, satya, asteya, aparigraha and Brahmacarya. Ahiḿsá means not causing suffering to any harmless creature …

Capitalists vs. capitalism

PROUT is against capitalism and accepts capitalists. Is it a trick?

The capitalist mindset is a natural human trait. PROUT acknowledges the value of all human  competences and utilises them for progress, maximum utilisation and rational distribution. Natural capitalist-constructive capabilities such as capital formation, financial management, etc. will continue to serve human beings under PROUT. Society cannot do without natural …

Spiritual and Moral Leadership

PROUT’s concept of leadership by “sadvipras” doesn’t seem to be democratic but dictatorial.

Democracy is a current form of rule in the ongoing history of various forms of governing human society. After two bloody world wars and recent ethnic and religious fundamentalist backlashes, this particular system of governance “by, for, and of the people” (Abraham Lincoln) has gained currency as …