PROUT

PROUT
For a More Progressively Evolving Society

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

7 Social Principles of PROUT

1st Social Principle of PROUT

In the flow of the social cycle, a class is always dominant.

Originally, no well-knit social system had evolved. So we may call this age the proletarian (shu’dra) era. In those days all people survived by their physical labor. Then came the era of the valiant, which we may term the warrior (ks’attriya) era. This was followed by the age of intellectuals (vipra). Finally comes the commercialist or capitalist (vaeshya) era.


As a result of the rapacity of the capitalist era, when the warriors and intellectuals are relegated to the level of proletariat, proletariat revolution (shu’dra viplava) occurs. As the proletariat has neither a strongly built society nor sufficient intelligence, the administration of post capitalist society goes into the hands of those who lead the proletariat revolution. These people are brave and courageous, and so they establish the advent of the second warrior era. After the successive order of proletariat-warrior-intellectual-capitalist eras comes revolution, and then the second cycle of similar successive order begins. Thus the rotation of the social cycle (samaja cakra) continues.


2nd Social Principle of PROUT

In the nucleus of the social cycle spiritual revolutionaries (sadvipras) control the cycle in order to liberate all.

Spiritual revolutionaries are those moral and spiritual aspirants who want to put an end to exploitation and vice by the application of force. They do not belong to the periphery of this cycle because they will control the social cycle positioned as its driving shaft or nucleus. The social cycle (samaja cakra) must revolve, but if the military in the warrior age or the intellectuals in the intellectual age or the capitalists in the capitalist age degenerate to play the role of exploiters instead of administrators, in that case the inherent characteristics of spiritual revolutionaries shall be to protect the honest and the exploited, and to bring under control the dishonest and rapacious exploiters, through the application of their special force.


3rd Social Principle of PROUT

Evolution is the acceleration of the speed of the social cycle by the application of force.

Spiritual revolutionaries (sadvipras) will initiate and establish the intellectual (vipra) age by bringing under control the warriors (ks’attriyas) as soon as the warriors degenerate into exploiters. Here the advent of the intellectual age, which should have come in natural course, is expedited by force. Such a change of eras may be called evolution (kranti). The difference between evolution and natural change is that in evolution the movement of the social cycle is accelerated by the application of force.


4th Social Principle of PROUT

Revolution is the acceleration of the speed of the social cycle by the application of tremendous force.

Revolution (viplava) is the application of tremendous force within a short time to destroy the formidable control of any era and replace it by the next era.


5th Social Principle of PROUT

Counter-evolution is the application of force to turn the flow of the social cycle in the reverse direction.

If any era reverts to the proceeding one by the application of force, such a change is called counter-evolution (vikranti). For example, the establishment of the warrior (ks’attriya) era after the intellectual (vipra) era is counter-evolution, and is very short-lived. Within a very short time the next era or the one after it again replaces this era. In other words, if the warrior era suddenly supercedes the intellectual era through counter-evolution, then the warrior era will not last long. Within a short time either the intellectual era or, by natural course the capitalist (vaeshya) era, will take its place.


6th Social Principle of PROUT

Reversing the movement of the social cycle by the application of tremendous force is called counter-revolution.

If, within a very short time the social cycle is turned backwards by the application of tremendous force, such a change is called counter-revolution (prativiplava). Counter-revolution is still more short-lived than counter-evolution.


7th Social Principle of PROUT

A complete rotation of the social cycle is called peripheric evolution.

A complete rotation of the social cycle, concluding with the proletariat (shu'dra) revolution, is called peripheric evolution (parikranti).