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All knowledge belongs to humanity in general and to nobody in particular – no matter who discovered it or where it was discovered; an individual draws much from society and in return is always indebted to it. Knowledge is an exposition of truth. The truth is one but it can be seen from different perspectives, described in different words and languages, and communicated in many ways. Acquisition of knowledge is always advantageous to humans. Here is a piece of knowledge.
We are, here on Earth, in the position of a leader of life in the caravan of its multiple forms. Because of this privileged position, our sense of equity imposes on us a moral obligation – a trust for fairness – towards all life, including our own. This casts on us the supreme responsibility to conduct ourselves properly. We are wise and aware of our own precarious existence on this planet, which is but a dot in this limitless universe. We humans know that we are nothing but ‘inquiring animals’ undergoing a slow but an unceasing evolution. We have a common ideal, goal and fate on Earth. Because of our inquiring capacity, we have reached a glorious point today in our evolutionary journey. We have achieved amazing technological prowess: we can visit extra-terrestrial places; we can tinker with genetic architecture of life; we can fabricate artificial intelligence; and, we can wipe out  even our own existence on Earth – and take down all other forms of life along with us !

But the irony is that despite possessing such technological marvels and armed with an amazing capacity to reason, inquire, discover and invent – that make us so different from animals – we are still nothing more than animals in many respects. In our  psychological disposition deep within, we are  in essence still animals. Like  them, we are still guided in our activities – to a very large extent – by life’s crude instincts of self preservation and domination, with little temper with reason. Unfortunately, we almost always utilize our faculty of reason in furthering our interests of these animal instincts. Like animals, we  have conflicts and disputes among us rooted in these instincts. Like animals, we fight among us – but with an added element of hypocrisy to camouflage our evil designs as just cause. With the enormous power in our hands and still deep rooted in animal disposition within, we have become a race of powerful but dangerous beings. This strange situation – animals within having great powers over their surroundings – has perplexed us to the core. We are not in a position to correctly make up our mind how to use them in the correct way. We have got no idea of our way ahead, We are oblivious to the evolutionary nature of our existence. We have reached the crossroads of human destiny today, where we find ourselves dazzled and disoriented in this evolutionary journey.

For our own well-being, fateful questions stare at us: How can we guarantee our survival against the possibility of our own willful destruction? How can we utilize our technological powers – like tinkering with life’s architecture, Artificial Intelligence, nuclear fusion / fission etc. – in a wise manner? How can we safeguard our mental   health against an excessive interference of technology in our life? How can we fulfill our aspirations of a happy and peaceful life? How can we probe about our impending future and embark onto our destined way ahead? Though we cannot anticipate the discoveries to be made in future and their impact on human life, still we can make ourselves wise to handle that impact properly. We are living in critical times. On the one hand, there are signs on the horizon of the dawning of an age loaded with unthinkable possibilities; on the one hand, there is a real possibility of our taking a dreaded misstep.

At this crucial juncture of human history, the voice of an ancient India  and its equally ancient technology of Yoga  can once more help humanity in the way of  Sakyamuni Gautama Buddha in finding the correct way forward. Voice of India and its ancient technology of Yoga are founded on inquiry and reason. It is not a religion but it has given birth to many great religions of the world. It is a voice of wisdom of humanity. It is for the well-being of all – well-being of life from its highest to the lowest form on the evolutionary scale. The  great utility of this wisdom in resolving admirably the humanity’s inquisitiveness, doubts, pains, perplexity and ignorance  is well tested by the long experience of ages.
This voice harbours no sentiment for nationalism. Nor it is confined to geographical India. It originated out of the deep mystery of this universe  and was heard by Yogis sometime in prehistoric India. Thence it  spread gradually in Asia and today it knocks globally at the heart of all those who are open to hear the voice of their inner being.

This ancient voice of wisdom and technology of Yoga is founded on inquiry. Inquiry opens for us the door to knowledge of truth and is the powerhouse of our development, progress and evolution. Knowledge makes us different from animals. By making inquiry, we search for what is apparent – matter – and what is not so apparent, that is, what is beyond apparent matter. Way to inquiry and knowledge proceed from the material world to non-material realities. The only fool proof way forward for humanity is: Inquiry – inquiry that is profound in its depth! We are so much above the status of animals only because we have been able to put profound questions to ourselves and inquire about them. We have acquired material comforts – and a civilization based on those comforts – solely for the reason that we have been able to put to ourselves questions and apply our mind to find answers to them.

However, our inquiring nature does not allow us to remain satisfied with the material comforts that we acquire. Our dissatisfaction with material comforts, curiosity to know more and a deeper urge within prompt us to go further in our search and know the ultimate truth of this universe and our existence in it. Today when we know that everything ‘exists’ in Space and Time, we can very well appreciate the possibility that everything may ‘exist’ not only in Space and Time but even in Space, Time  and Consciousness. It is a possibility that is faintly indicated by modern science but firmly asserted by the science of Yoga.

Yoga asserts  that there is nothing in universe that is not life – life either in the manifest form or  in a potential possibility. In fact, whatever is present there in the universe today, including life, that has always been there in the form of a possibility – that is, in the potential form. But it is a theory; what is the test that guarantees that this assertion is true? The test of truth of an assertion – whether made by modern science or ancient Yoga – is the ability to make correct prediction of the future event. As science makes correct predictions, so do Yogis make correct predictions. Scientists make their prediction of future events in ‘controlled conditions’ in their laboratories; Yogis make their prediction of future events in the ‘infinite and open cosmic conditions’ by transforming themselves into human laboratories!! This is the only difference between the two.

Yoga is the science of self-transformation and Yogis are great technologists. This self transformation brings in one’s life an awakening into a new birth. Yogis assert that there is a  conscious subtle world behind this apparent material world. ‘Human self’ is composed of many layers of one’s consciousness. These layers are connected to as many subtle worlds behind this apparent world. Events of every kind happening in our material world here, do happen first in those subtle worlds before they appear here.

Yoga is the science that connects us to the reality of these subtle worlds and opens for us the gate to their great mysteries. Technology of Yoga makes one eternally conscious of oneself in this eternal universe. It enables one to obtain the supreme good of one’s life in this material world. Yoga is the foundation of Indian civilization and it is not a religion. This civilization based on Yoga holds every part of Nature as if it is a sleeping life. Nature is held from the Yogic perspective like  a sacred entity and its unjustified aggression by us is forbidden.

Yoga’s impact on human mind is so powerful that its education can change human behavior for the good. Yoga’s education can bring a fundamental shift in individual and collective human behavior, our social institutions and economics, and provide  plesant solution to the burning human problems of economic and social conflicts today. Also in its utility to human life’s cherished goals of happiness and peace , it is more yielding in result than the material or modern sciences.

Humans – unlike animals – have their self-regulated social life. This social life is our civilization. Our civilization is an outer sign – manifestation – of  an inner state of our collective consciousness on certain agreed values; it is an outer reflection of an inner  reality – the reality of an inner state of our social psyche. This inner or spiritual state of  our being is reflected in our reigning civilization; our civilization is an outer measure of an inner spiritual evolution. Evolution of life on Earth – biological and spiritual both – is an unceasing process constantly changing our civilization with the passage of time.

The evolutionary agenda of life on our planet today is to put in place the level of our consciousness a notch higher than it is now and express it in our collective life. Now we live a life of the mental consciousness, which is a notch higher than the consciousness of animals. Life’s evolutionary agenda on Earth is to raise humanity’s internal psychological disposition to the next higher level as a race. Obviously this evolutionary stage, when achieved, surely would be qualitatively higher in consciousness than what we possess today – just as (our) mental consciousness is qualitatively higher than of animals.

Then, this newly achieved pedestal would slowly connect our consciousness as a race to the realities of subtle worlds, which are mysteriously veiled today for us behind this apparent world and would open us to the gates to many mysteries – the mysteries that have befundled humanity since it came out of caves. Our such psychological transformation would be most visible in our civilization – a civilization better in crucial respects than the one under which we are living today. Our reason and wisdom should call us to acquire this knowledge; make this knowledge a part of our collective psyche and utilize its full potential to our own advantage.

It is our individual and collective responsibility to become aware of this human evolutionary march and serve its goal. Its knowledge makes us wise. Its awareness helps us move forward towards our destiny in safe and better manner. In pursuit  of this evolutionary agenda, we feel bound to  serve the cause of knowledge, equity, amity and peace – that is, knowledge by fighting ignorance with the use of inquiry and reason; equity by siding with the justice and fairness; amity by promoting mutual understanding and respect; and, peace by minimizing scope of conflicts and disputes.

The life and mission of Indian People’s Congress is to serve the human evolutionary  cause without any distinction of nation, race, religion or ideology. In its activities, Indian People’s Congress exclusively relies on the strength of information technology. In this work, it follows the policy of cooperation with all political, social, economic and cultural forces that are advancing this cause, whether within India or outside India.

Let us all march towards a golden tomorrow – a tomorrow borne out of human wisdom. Let us no more remain content being humans – better than animals – but rise further above humans. Future is awaiting human awakening – awakening towards unthinkable possibilities for humans !

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India is spiritual guide of humanity. A Mantra in Upnishad# invokes Divine thus: “O Divine Supreme Being! I desire that all living beings may be happy; that all may be without any disease. I desire that I see all around me noble things; I desire that I may not be made to witness any kind of sorrow-causing calamity. O Divine! I beseech thee to ensure there is peace, peace, peace!” (Original in Sanskrit: “ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः । सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।  शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥” उपनिशद)

#Upnishad(s) are ancient Sanskrit books of spiritual knowledge.


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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Swapankumar Mazumder
    Feb 13, 2014 @ 16:20:10

    Of course, POLITICS is the most important tool (for change) in the society but no political party, either in India or abroad, has gravity similar to IPC. However, I am interested to learn at first about IPC.

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  2. Sastry
    Apr 22, 2015 @ 20:28:32

    Kudos and congratulations for compiling this excellent and useful information.

    Liked by 1 person


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