Category Archives: Philosophy

History and Superstition

By Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar

(27 August 1958 RU, Ramnagar, India) – It is the Renaissance Universal Convention.* Our subject today is “History and Superstition”.

Let me tell you at the very outset that the English word “history” and the Sanskrit word itihása are not synonymous. The chronological record of past events which is called “history” in English should be …

We All Want More

By Dr. Ravi Batra
We all want more and more from life; seldom are we satisfied with what we have. There is hardly anyone content with his circumstances. Why is it so? What does it mean?

PROUT holds that human beings have a spiritual nature. They have needs that cannot be possibly satisfied with material objects. The human have needs …

Science and Mysticism: The Cosmic Wave

By Susmit Kumar, Ph. D

Although human civilization can be traced back thousands of years, our scientific and technological knowledge was very limited until two or three centuries ago. This limited knowledge caused us to mystify most physical phenomena and to attribute them to heavenly entities.

In some civilizations earthquakes were explained as being caused by the rumblings of the

A Quest for Fulfilment

Krsnadeva
The essence of humans’ search for meaning to life and philosophical thought should have no conflict with science. What spiritual yogis said about the structure of atoms millennia ago, for example, has been found to be on the mark by modern scientists. The human quest for fulfilment and transcendence has been frustrated by consumerism and dogmatic impositions, however. Ancient …

Violence

Trond Overland
Force is a natural phenomenon and human beings have been eager ever since ancient times to benefit from the many forces of nature. In the process we have learnt that the unnatural use of force begets unnatural results.

Various uses of force will be deemed more or less destructive or constructive. A flower presses up from being a …

FAQ: Philosophy and Psychology

What is PROUT’s philosophy of ownership and distribution?
In the final analysis, the ownership of this world and everything in it does not belong to individuals but to their creator. We all have a right to utilize the world and its potentialities but none can claim an absolute right to ownership. We should therefore develop a system of maximum utilization …

For the Good and Happiness of All

PROUT proposes to deliver “the good and happiness of all”. Why this absolute claim?

P.R. Sarkar chose to conclude his fundamental economic principles with the following: “This is the Progressive Utilisation Theory, propounded for the good and happiness of all.” PROUT aims higher than creating welfare for many. Its concept of society states that no one should lag behind in …