From Lectures on 'Integral Humanism' by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya (Upadhyay)
Quotations (Quotes) - Thoughts of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
"Gandhiji himself had set out his idea of the independent Bharat in his book 'Hind Swaraj'.
"If we stop to analyse the reasons for the problems facing the country, we find that the confusion about out goal and the direction is mainly responsible for this chaos."
"There is generally, what is called a more or less common desire of the people of any nation. If this popular longing is made the basis of our aims, the common man feels that the nation is moving in a proper direction., and that his own aspiration is reflected in the efforts of the nation. This also generates the greatest possible feeling of unity."
"It is essential that we think about 'Our National Identity' without which there is no meaning of 'Independance".
"The basic cause of the problems facing Bharat is the neglect of Its 'National Identity".
"We had taken pride in resisting Things-British while They (Britishers) ruled us, but strangely enough, now that the Britishers have left, Westernisation has become synonymous with Progress."
"Western Science and the Western Ways of life are two different things. Whereas Western Science is Universal and must be absorbed by us if we wish to go forward, the same is not true about the Western Ways of life and values."
"In the past 1000 years whatever we assimilated-whether it was forced on us or we took with willingness-cannot be discarded now."
"The principles of Marx have changed both with the changing times as well as with varying conditions to the extent that parrot-like repetition of Marxism for solving problems facing our country would amount to a reactionary attitude rather than a scientific & pragmatic one."
"Human Knowledge is common property."
"Independance can be meaningful only if it becomes instrument for expression of our Culture."
"Both from the national as well as human stand point, it has become essential that we think of the principles of Bhartiya Culture."
"The fundamental characteristic of Bhartiya Culture is that it looks upon life as an integrated whole."
"There is diversity and plurality in life but we have always attempted to discover the unity behind them."
"Hegel put forward the principles of thesis, anti-thesis and synthesis; Karl Marx used this principle as a basis and presented his analysis of history and economics; Darwin considered the principle of survival of the fittest as the sole basis of life; but we in this country saw the basic unity of all life."
"The Unit of Seed finds expression in various forms-The Roots, The Trunk, The Branches, The Leaves, The Flowers and The Fruit. All these have different forms, colours and properties. Still we recognise their relation of unity with each other through seed."
"Unity in diversity and the expression of unity in various forms has remained the thought of Bhartiya Culture."
"Conflict is not a sign of culture of Nature rather it is a symptom of their degradation."
"Human nature has both tendencies--Anger & Greed on the one hand and Love & Sacrifice on the other."
"The principles of Ethics are not framed by any one, these are rather discovered."
"In Bharat the Principles of Ethics are termed as Dharma--The Laws of Life."
"When nature is channeled according to the principles of Dharma, we have culture & civilisation."
"The English word Religion is not the correct word for Dharma."
"Here in Bharat, we have placed before ourselves the ideal of the four fold responsibilities of catering to the needs of Body, Mind, Intellect and Soul with a view to achieve the integrated progress of Man."
"The longings for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (the four kind of human effort) are inborn in man and satisfaction of these in an integrated way is the essence of Bhartiya Culture."
"When State acquires all powers, both political and economic; the result is a decline of Dharma."
"A Nation is a group of persons who live with 'A Goal', 'An Ideal', 'A Mission' and look upon a particular piece of land as the Motherland. If either of the two--The Ideal and The Motherland--is missing, then there is no nation."
"Religion means a creed or a sect and it does not mean Dharma."
"Dharma is very wide concept which concerns all aspects of life sustaining the society."
"The fundamental principles of Dharma are eternal and universal. However, their implementation may differ according to time, place and circumstances."
"The nearest equivalent English term for Dharma can be 'Innate Law', though even that does not express the full meaning of Dharma. Since Dharma is supreme, our Ideal of the State has been 'Dharma Rajya'."
"Strength lies not in unrestrained behaviour but in well regulated action."
We have to devise such an economic system, to create such infrastrucutre and to frame such regulations in which and which the inherent potentialities of man may find their highest fulfilment.
Economic system must achieve the production of all the basic things essential for the maintenance and development of people as well as the protection and development of the nation.
It is essential ... to use up that portion of the available natural resources which the nature itself will be able to recoup easily.
Milking rather than exploitation should be our aim.
Really speaking, our slogan should be that the one who earn will feed and every person will have enough to eat.
Any economic system must provide for the minimum basic necessities of human life to everyone.
The society must enable the individual to carry out his obligations to the society by properly educating him.
In the event of an individual falling prey to any disease, society must arrange for his treatment and maintenance.
To educate a child is in the interest of the society itself.
Education is ... investment. An educated individual will indeed serve the society.
Before, 1947, in all the princely states in India, no fees were charged for education. The highest education was free.
The guarantee of work to every able-bodied member of the society should be the aim of our economic system.
God has given hands to every man but hands by themselves have a limited capacity to produce. They need assistance of capital in the form of machines. Labour and capital bear the same relation to each other as that between man and nature. The world is a creation of these two. Neither of them can be neglected.
For capital formation, it is essential that a part of production be saved from immediate consumption, and be used for further production in future. Thus capital can be formed only by restraint on consumption.
Our machines must not only be tailored for our specific economic needs, but also must, at least avoid conflict with our socio-political and cultural objectives.
While considering the system of production, one must take into account the seven 'M's. These are (10 Man, (2) Material, (3) Money, (4) Management, (5) Motive power, (6) Market, and (7) Machine.
"Full employment must be a primary consideration and then the rest of the six factors suit this." (Explanation: The six other factors are: Material, Money, Management, Motive power, Market and Machine. Planning must be based on full employment and other factors must be determined by this main goal.)
"Our Aim: Progress & Happiness of Man... We want neither capitalism nor socialism. We aim at the progress and happiness of "Man", the Integral Man. The protagonists of the two systems fight with 'Man' on the stake. Both of them do not understand Man, nor do they care for his interest."
"Strength can be gained only from exercise and hard work."
"On the basis of integral humanism, we shall be able to reconcile nationalism, democracy, socialism, and world-peace with the traditional Bharatiya Culture and think of all these ideas in an integrated form."
"We are no achaeologists. We have no intention to become the custodians for a vast archaeological museum. Our goal is not merely to protect the culture but to revitalize it so as to make it dynamic and in tune with the time."
"We shall have to end up a number of traditions and set in reforms which are helpful in the development of values and of national unity in our society. We shall remove those traditions which obstruct this process."
"If today the society is gripped with evils like untouchability which lead men to treat other human beings as lower than themselves and thereby threaten the national unity, we shall have to end such evils."
" We shall be required to produce such institutions as will kindle the spirit of action in us, which will replace the selfcentredness and selfishness by a desire to serve the nation, which will produce not only sympathy towards our brethern, but a sense of affection and oneness with them."
" The place of Virat in the life of nation is similar to that of Prana in the body. ... Let us start carrying on this task of awakening the Virat of the nation with high sense of pride in our hoary glorious past, taking a realistic assessment of the present and having a great ambition for the future."
"With the support of Universal knowledge and our heritage, we shall create a Bharat which will excel all its past glories, and will enable every citizen in its fold to develop his manifold latent potentialities and to achieve, through a sense of unity with the entire creation, a state even higher than that of a complete human being."
Deendayal Upadhyaya - Biography and Philosophy
INVITATION FOR SEMINAR ON “EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE”
In view of the birth centenary year of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, (Propounder of Ekatma Manav-vad), Deendayal Prerana Kendra and Ekatma Prabodh Mandal have organized a seminar on Ekatma Manav Darshan as per details below:
Theme: EKATMA MANAV DARSHAN AS A PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVE
Place: SHRIRAM VYAYAMSHALA HALL, OPP.GADAKARI RANGAYATAN, THANE WEST
Time: WEDNESDAY, 10TH FEBRUARY 2016, 4.30 TO 7.45 PM
Session 1: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Capitalism by Dr. KVSS Narayana Rao
Session 2: Ekatma Manav Darshan & Globalization by Dr. Varadraj Bapat
Session 3: Ekatma Manav Darshan – In Practice by Dilip Kelkar
Session 4: Samarop: DR. SATISH MODH, Director, Vivekanand Institute of Mgt, Chembur
DEENDAYAL PRERANA KENDRA 2/27 Kalpana Sahaniwas, Sahyog Mandir Path, Naupada, Thane (W)
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