Category Archives: Theoretical foundations

6th Social Principle of PROUT

Reversing the movement of the social cycle by the application of tremendous force is called counter-revolution.

If, within a very short time the social cycle is turned backwards by the application of tremendous force, such a change is called counter-revolution (prativiplava). Counter-revolution is still more short-lived than counter-evolution.

Ananda Sutram (1962)

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5th Social Principle of PROUT

Counter-evolution is the application of force to turn the flow of the social cycle in the reverse direction.

If any era reverts to the proceeding one by the application of force, such a change is called counter-evolution (vikranti). For example, the establishment of the warrior (ks’attriya) era after the intellectual (vipra) era is counter-evolution, …

The Four Socioeconomic Principles of PROUT

By Gary Coyle

The basic principles of PROUT’s economy are part of the 16 principles that encapsulate Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s theory of progressive utilization. The four socio-economic principles eight to eleven, following the earlier seven social principles, are followed by what Sarkar calls the five fundamental principles of PROUT. All these principles are concerned with economics.

The first of

4th Socioeconomic (and 11th Social) Principle of PROUT

The increase in the standard of living of the people is the indication of the vitality of society.

Meritorious people should certainly receive greater amenities compared to the level of minimum necessities allocated to people in general, and there should be never ending efforts to raise the level of minimum necessities. For example, today common people need bicycles whereas meritorious …

3rd Social Principle of PROUT

Evolution is the acceleration of the speed of the social cycle by the application of force.

Spiritual revolutionaries (sadvipras) will initiate and establish the intellectual (vipra) age by bringing under control the warriors (ks’attriyas) as soon as the warriors degenerate into exploiters. Here the advent of the intellectual age, which should have come in natural course, …

3rd Socioeconomic (and 10th Social) Principle of Prout

The surplus goods and services, after distributing the minimum necessities, are to be given according to the social value of the individual’s production.

The surplus wealth, after meeting the minimum necessities of the age, will have to be distributed among talented people according to their merit. Motorcars instead of bicycles, for example, should be provided to meritorious people in recognition …

2nd Social Principle of PROUT

In the nucleus of the social cycle spiritual revolutionaries (sadvipras) control the cycle in order to liberate all.

Spiritual revolutionaries are those moral and spiritual aspirants who want to put an end to exploitation and vice by the application of force. They do no belong to the periphery of this cycle because they will control the social cycle positioned as …