Why this website?

Indian People’s Congress, as the name sounds, is a political party.

Thinking the political way is not good experience for a person of conscience. Conducting oneself like a politician morally degrades a person. Leading the life of a politician is the worst kind of experience one possibly can have. A politician consciously programs himself / herself to tell lies, hide truths from public, say things that he knows he should not say. From the perspective of an enlightened moral life, telling lies knowingly is the greatest crime one can commit against oneself.

Yet the social tool known as politics is the most potent and effective weapon of change in society. In the harsh world we live in, politics can not be wished away. It has somehow to be borne; it has to be tamed and utilized by us for the good of humanity at large.

Indian People’s Congress is an exercise dedicated to this task. However, unfortunately, in politics no one can reach the public-at-large without spending a big money – a colossal amount of money. Money often begets all sorts of corruption in politics and state institutions of governance. It is particularly so in India, where people by and large are not much educated and are divided on caste and communal lines. Fortunately, now information technology has come as a boon in the hands of ordinary people – people without money – to challenge and defeat this money-power. Indian People’s Congress is exclusively relying on this power of information technology to reach out to the general public.

Indian People’s Congress is organically evolutionary in its vision and socially revolutionary in aim.

We know, today humanity is divided along the lines of nations, religions and political ideologies. But the supreme interest of humanity at large, irrespective of these divisions, is essentially one. This supreme interest of humanity is at the core of this vision.

Humanity as a race – Homo sapiens – is an evolving species. The supreme interest of humanity lies in helping and promoting this evolutionary process.

This evolutionary process includes both biological and spiritual aspects of humanity’s evolution. While the biological aspect of this process is carried forward by Nature in ascending order through perpetuating life species (including humans) in ever better forms, its spiritual aspect is not limited to this biological aspect of life alone.

This material world and all its resources are the “natural means” of this evolutionary process, both biological and spiritual. In the human context, while these natural means are the media of our biological evolution, our social, economic and political institutions are the media of our spiritual evolution.

On the part of humanity, the wisdom lies in understanding and utilizing these media only from an evolutionary perspective. In comparison to this evolutionary context, all other human-considerations – be whatever high they be – are nothing in importance but selfish, subjective and petty.

To help and promote the ongoing human evolutionary march, we need again and again – throughout our history – to orient, re-orient and reform these evolutionary media so that they may serve the interests of our biological and spiritual growth in ever better way.

This evolutionary outlook of our world puts the greatest value on the human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation and emphasizes the need for effecting a change in our social institutions, again and again, for the betterment of humanity in all her activities.

The human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation have borne sweet fruits in the form of science and technology to humanity’s great advantage and convenience. While scientific knowledge and technological tools, on the one hand, present to humans in their daily life decisive advantages, convenience,  and a helping hand to their rapid biological evolution, on the other hand humans’ social, economic, political and cultural institutions exert tremendous impact on the forward movement of their spiritual evolution.

The course of human history teaches us that Nature intended to make these fruits of human inquisitiveness, knowledge and innovation reach the entirity of humanity, sooner or later.

However, in the context of our own times, we find today that while these fruits of human endeavors are still to reach a large part of humanity on the one hand, on the other the humanity’s social, economic, political and cultural institutions are also no longer congenial to their further spiritual advancement. While the former demand a more equitable availability of such fruits, the later demand a better re-formation.

Today we live in an enlightened age and we govern ourselves by the political institution of democracy, which ensures the rule of popular will with their inbuilt aspirations for liberty and freedom.

While the pack of an enlightened minority of humanity leads the evolutionary march, the average ones forming the majority of humanity lag behind in this march; but this legging-behind herd of humanity accomplishes the Nature’s much-required corrective function: the average humanity pull the leaders behind; stop their steps momentarily; and correct the missteps that the leaders might have unwisely or unwittingly taken.

This is Nature’s corrective function.

Evolution is a slow process barely perceptible in centuries, if not in thousands of years. First a few enlightened ones among the humanity make leading steps and then Nature checks these steps to enable the rest average human herd to move forward and catch up with the leaders.

This is the reason of the slow pace of evolution.

The lagging behind position of the average humanity is reflected in the popular will of the majority, which in modern times is formalized in the political institution of democracy.

With recent advances made in the information technology, the prevalent form of democracy has become a stale and obsolete political instrument. This obsolete democracy is no longer able to reflect the popular aspirations and will.

We at Indian People’s Congress believe that this obsolete form of democracy today needs to be replaced by a dynamic new democracy of technologically empowered people, which should be able to reflect the constantly changing popular will in real time. Such a dynamic democracy alone will genuinely be ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’.

This dynamic democracy is the demand of our times.

This evolutionary perspective of humans and their institutions presents today an agenda before humanity: We humans should change the way we think and the way we act.

This agenda is socially revolutionary in character.

It requires that we humans first accept the need of such a change; then we make available to ourselves in a democratic manner the conditions conducive to humanity’s material and spiritual advancement.

It needs an enlightened vision on our part to craft ‘our present’ with an evolutionary perspective for ‘our future’. It is fashioning our present to shape our future: a future that is better from an evolutionary perspective.

This approach of adopting evolutionary tactics to steer our present towards our future is incompatible with  our present ideal – that is, let the market decide everything; let humans pursue their desires and greed unfettered.

Though as a national organization, Indian People’s Congress is concerned with India, still, the spiritual India is a rainbow of light to humanity with a sense of humility and compassion. Vision Document of Indian People’s Congress at this website offers a glimpse of this much-needed compassionate wisdom.

Let us all march to a bette age – an age of enlightened human life!

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