The Weakening of Political Democracy and the Prospects of Economic Fairness

By Trond Øverland

All over the world over, the economy is getting worse.1 Everywhere we see the same scenario: disappearing well paid jobs which results in less purchasing capacity. When most of the fit population no longer have a decent income, they will neither be able to fend for themselves nor contribute to the economy. Due to the ensuing …


PROUT holds that a decentralized socio-economic structure (as opposed to the present trend of urban commercial centralization) does not diminish or dissipate economic potential. Rather, decentralization removes regional disparity because wealth is distributed almost equally everywhere. According to PROUT, all the resources in a socio-economic unit should be controlled by the local people, and local people must be employed in local economic enterprises. …


5-2. Cakrakendre sadvipráh cakraniyantrakáh.
[Located in the nucleus of the social cycle, sadvipras control the social cycle.]

cakrakendre (7th case) = in the nucleus of the social cycle; sadviprah (pl.) = literally “true vipras”; cakra = cycle; niyantrakáh = controllers

Purport: Those who are staunch moralists and sincere spiritualists, and who want to put an end to immorality and exploitation …


“The rule of the social cycle is that the Shúdra Age is followed by the Kśatriya Age, the Kśatriya Age is followed by the Vipra Age, and the Vipra Age is followed by the Vaeshya Age, which is followed by social revolution. This kind of social rotation is the inexorable law of nature.
Even during the period of their …


Rise of Vipras

“Those with intellect encouraged the kśatriyas to look in directions where they had not looked before, and repeatedly explained to them things they had never understood. After this state of affairs had continued for some time, the kśatriyas began to submit to the intellectuals and, recognizing their superiority, began to use their forceful personalities to carry …


“In the embryonic stage of the human race, those who became the slaves of nature due to circumstantial pressure were the shúdras. But those among them who came in contact with the relatively harsh aspects of nature and made even a small amount of effort to survive by fighting against them, were, in the world of those days, the …

Social Cycle

“Humans are social beings, but their intellectual level is much higher than that of all other creatures. Although they have a greater degree of intellect, they still possess inborn instincts and sentimentality like other creatures, and their sentimentality is of varying degrees. But the greatest human treasure, which animals do not possess, is a logical mind.
Now, the sentimentalized …


How do we define a Tantric as a Deva or divine personality – what are the external criteria. Shrii Sarkar explains:

When ideology is totally reflected in a personality, that very personality is worshipped as a divine personality, a god. Ordinary people follow His instructions; they want to be guided by His will, because they experience bliss by moving in