Category Archives: Ideology

Wealth Accumulation Makes People Less Empathetic, More Selfish

By Trond Øverland

PROUT identifies the centralization of wealth as a main cause of the ongoing global economic recession. A recent study[1] indicates that the accumulation of wealth leads to inhuman behavior. Even the mere thought of getting richer makes people less empathic and more selfish.

Given that poverty offers fewer resources, greater exposure to insecurity, and a reduced sense …

Taking the Opposite Stance in Battle

By Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

The subject of today’s discourse is “Taking the Opposite Stance in Battle.” This strategy, which wise persons recommend, is equally applicable to all spheres of life – physical, psychic and spiritual. One should always remember this golden principle because life means struggle – without struggle there can be no life. Those who think that they will …

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 5


By P.R. Sarkar

The more the human mind becomes magnanimous or expanded, the more it rises above the sentiments of tribalism, communalism, provincialism, etc. Often I hear people say that nationalism is an appreciable sentiment and that there is no narrowness in it. But is this true? Nationalism is also relative, just like tribalism, communalism or provincialism. In some …

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 4

World Habitat

By P.R. Sarkar

Every atom and molecule of this universe is the common property of all living beings. This has to be recognized as a matter of principle. After recognizing this fact, statements such as, “This is indigenous and that is foreign”, “So-and-so is qualified for the citizenship of such-and-such country while others are not” and, “Such-and-such community …

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 3


By P.R. Sarkar

In all human actions the tender touch of humanity should be present. Those with the tendency to not deprive others cannot, on the grounds of justice and equity, accept the principle of private ownership. The economic structures in the world today, however, are not based on human rights. In order to recognize human rights, one will …

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. …

Ideological Foundations of Progressive Socialism – 1

One Family

By P.R. Sarkar

The Supreme Consciousness is my Father, the Supreme Operative Principle (the force of creation) is my Mother, and the threefold universe (pysical, psychic and spiritual) is my homeland. We are all citizens of this universe.

The universe is the thought projection of the Macrocosmic Mind, and it is in the extroversial and introversial phases of the Cosmic imaginative …

A Time to Be Dynamically Active

By Ronald Logan
There is a shift taking place in the world, and it is going in two directions. On the one hand, the world is dealing with great imbalances. Human population is too high, causing extinction of other species and depletion of natural resources. Individual greed is the dominant motivation in the society. There is a vying for individual …

The Existential Value of Ideology

P.R. Sarkar
When a community of people follows a defective path, and later when they come to know that the path they have followed is defective, they start quarrelling amongst themselves and dividing into small groups and sub-groups. They also start disturbing good people. This happens because they don’t want to leave the old, defective path. This occurred amongst the …