Category Archives: Morality

Morality and Social Progress

Republished with permission of ProutWomen.org

We believe that transforming ourselves and becoming examples of our ideals are an integral part of the task of transforming our planet. We seek to return the concept of morality to its proper place as a guide for truly benevolent and uplifting behavior. We believe that there is a widespread desire for ethical standards in social …

Can Science Determine Moral Values?

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By Ácárya Acyutánanda Avadhúta

Courtesy of Prout: A Journal of Proutistic Views and Neohumanistic Analysis, New Delhi

In 2010 neuroscientist Sam Harris published The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values. He has stated that the central argument of his book is as follows:

Morality and values depend on the existence of conscious minds — and specifically on …

The Yoga of Economics

Dr. Sohail Inayatullah takes a look at the ancient system of Yoga, and in particular some of its ethical principles, through socioeconomic lenses. Republished with the kind permission of PROUT Journal, New Delhi.

By Sohail Inayatullah

Yoga, defined alternatively, to unite with the infinite or as series of poses to regulate the body's glandular system is usually not linked to …

Yama and Niyama

Principles of spiritual morality

The principles of yama and niyama are very old and have always been a part of systematized tantrik practices. The five principles of yama (control) are intro-extroversial in character as they deal with external behavior and conduct. The principles of niyama are fundamentally internal as they deal with the inner world of the individual.

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Your Mission

By Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

[December 1966] – Human beings cannot propagate a great ideology by their knowledge, intellect or social status alone. They can only do it through their conduct. Human conduct gets purified by intuitional practices. It is not necessary that one should come from a so-called high family, or that one should have completed university studies. Rather, these factors …

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 2

Morality and Spirituality

By 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. …

A Guide to Human Conduct

The following is the opening paragraphs of P.R. Sarkar's book A Guide to Human Conduct where he goes on to discuss the ten essential principles of morality (Yama and Niyama).

By P.R. Sarkar

Morality is the foundation of spiritual practice. It must, however, be remembered that morality or good conduct is not the culminating point of the spiritual …

Moralism

By P.R. Sarkar

The inner spirit of the word society (Sanskrit: samája) is “to move together”. That is, the vitality of society depends on two factors: its existence – a collective creation – and its inherent dynamism. The characteristic of an activating force is that it does not move in a perfectly straight line, rather its movement is rhythmic …