Category Archives: PROUT

The Wording of the Five Fundamental Principles of Prout

Dear reader,

For nearly 40 years, someone has been trying to replace Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar's original English wording of the fundamental principles of PROUT with his own "translation from Ananda Sutram". In recent years, this proposed rewording has seeped into a couple of publications and Prout training in Denmark and other places.

The attempted rewording of Prout changes the theory …

PROUT’s Vision of True Human Society

By Taraka 

Across the face of this planet we find the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. 125 million people are in need of aid due to famine, wars and other crimes against humanity. We are seeing societies being torn apart by various forms of hatred, discrimination and violence based on narrow sentiments. And the crisis is a …

Prout, a Guarantee Against Totalitarianism

Prout does not view the collective as a goal in itself. It also does not favour vested interests. Instead, Prout is a happy blending between individual input and a diverse reward system within the scope of collective interest.

By Trond Øverland

Prout is a new socio-economic theory that takes into account the spiritual reality of our personal lives and the world we live …

The Regulation of Wealth

By Trond Overland

This short article discusses the need for regulating the amassing of any type of wealth: physical, psychic and spiritual. PROUT proposes to place a limit on the accumulation of physical wealth, whereas a regulation of psychic and spiritual wealth requires no ceiling but instead a vigorous cultivation of a sense of proper direction.

Regulation of physical wealth

The Politics of Understanding PROUT

Epistemological Approaches to Social Analysis

By Sohail Inayatullah, PhD
Introduction: Since the inception of the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) by P.R. Sarkar in the late 1950s, there have been numerous efforts to come to terms with the various implications and applications, and structures and meanings of this theory. The purpose of this essay is to comment on these commentaries and …

PROUT and Workers Security

By Trond Overland
(February 2012) – Apple boss Tim Cook said this month that his company, the world’s biggest by market value (nearly $100bn) in cash and investments, had grown by nearly two-thirds in a year and that this is “more than we need to run a company”.

His statement came at a time when Apple has reacted to growing …

Occupy Wall Street and Future Options

By Prof. Dhanjoo N. Ghista

First published in Gurukula Network, November 2011, Issue 33

occupyThis article is offered in support of the people occupying the financial districts in many cities, to voice their repressed unmet needs and their disillusionment with the corporatized capitalist democratic system. Let us remind ourselves that this land does not belong to corporations and political parties. …