Postulate: 1 The economy is a sub – system of the society and not the sole guiding factor of social growth. Hence no economic theorems can be formulated without first recognising that life is an integral system, and therefore whatever economic laws are deduced or codified, they must add or at least not reduce the integral growth of man. The centrality of Man’s divine spark and his evolution is on the four Chaturvidha Purusharthas of dharma, artha, kama, moksha.
Postulate: 2 There is plurality, and diversity in life. Man is subject to several internal contradictions. The solution is to be based on the harmonization of this plurality, diversity, and internal contradictions. Thus laws governing this harmony will have to be discovered and codified, which we shall call Dharma. An economy based on Dharma will be a. regulated one, within which man’s personality and freedom will be given maximum scope, and be enlightened in the social interest.
Postulate: 3 There is a negative correlation between the State’s coercive power and Dharma. In the latter, the acceptance of regulation by man is voluntary because it blends with his individual and collective aspirations, whereas in the former regulations often conflict with aspirations and hence man is coerced to accept the regulation or suffer.
Postulate: 4 A society of persons of common origin, history or culture has a chiti (soulforce). It is this chiti which integrates and establishes harmony. Each nation has to search out its chiti and recognise it consciously. Consequently, each country must follow its own development strategy based on its chiti. If it tries to duplicate or replicate other nations, it will come to grief.
Postulate: 5 Based on the perception of chiti and recognition of dharma, an economic order can be evolved which rationalizes the mutual inter-balances of the life system, by seeking out the complementarities embedded in various conflicting interests in society. Such an order will reveal the system of social choices based on an aggregation of individual values.
Postulate: 6 Any economy based on Integral Humanism, will take as given, besides the normal
democratic fundamental rights, the Right to Food, the Right to Work, Right to Education, and the Right to Free Medical Care as basic rights.
Postulate: 7 The right to property is not fundamental, but economic regulation will be based on the complementarity that exists in the conflicting goals of social ownership of property and the necessity for providing incentive to save and to produce.
Postulate: 8 Development of the economic system for the Hinduva based Indian society is led by innovation [Shodh], guided by the principles of maximum reliance on indigenous resources [Swadeshi], by decentralization of power that emanates from four sources of knowledge, weapons, wealth, and land [Vikendrikaran], and by structuring a modern social hierarchy based on a mutually exclusive ownership of these four sources of power [Adhunik Varna]. . Thus, while rejecting any birth-based rights or discrimination as inconsistent with Vedanta philosophy, and requiring that co-option of any individual, irrespective of birth into any of the four Varnas thus created, is on the basis of the adherence to the discipline it requires.
Postulate: 9 That at the apex of this social hierarchy emanating from the Vikendrikaran of power, viz., the Shodhkartas who lead the innovation capability of a nation, i.e., the intellectuals, researchers, teachers etc., the co-option condition would be accomplishment in cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and spiritual intelligences, and the teaching of the same to all those in society who want to learn it.
These nine postulates represent the foundation of the Integral Humanism, which is the acronym for Hindutva Principles of Economic Development.
With these postulates, we now need to derive the practical guidelines for our economic development.
Economic Model Based on Ekatma Manav Darshan (Integral Humanism) proposed by Prof. Narayana Rao K.V.S.S.
First Published on 24 January 2016, 1.52 pm (Indian Standard Time)
|Self Interest, Others' Interests, Freedom subject to Principles of Dharma|
| (Kama), (Moksh) (Dharma) |
| Individual learning, Individual Activity, Increase in Knowledge, Innovation, Major Adventures|
| (Dharma), (Karma) (Jnana) (Rajayogic ventures|
In turn leads to
|Growth in Wealth, Social stability, Socially Committed People|
| (Artha, (Bhakti) |
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