Economics & Spiritualism

Socialism, communism, capitalism or any other “ism” that you can think of is a product or a subject of economics. Everyone understands income & expenditure, purchase & consumption etc. and their interconnectivity for managing the individual’s life. It however gets complicated progressively when it comes to managing lives collectively – of families, groups, societies and even a nation at large.

We all know that the urge to survive drives all our thinking and actions – but it cannot be viewed in isolation for an individual alone – as the individual is also dependent on others and external factors for survival. Now, that individual cannot have capitalism for self and strongly advise socialism or communism for others – being the part of whatever the ism he prefers as a member of that society. Luxury for self and austerity for others will not stand or work for too long – without creating problems. The wealth that provides security will need security to sustain & maintain – making you a security guard for it finally!

This drives us to the conclusion that preference for any ism is situational and no ism is perfect in itself – as people behave differently in different situations and that too quite non-uniformly! Economics is defined as the judicious management of scarce material for optimal utility. Wealth means the ownership, authority & control over large quantum of material. Survival is enhanced by wealth and threatened by the absence of it. Pleasure is pro-survival & pain is contra survival. Wealth is the means to pleasure and poverty is the cause for pain. Can you see the growing conflicts & complications?

What is the solution? The unquestionable answer is – “Spiritualism”.

What is spiritualism? Veda answers this in Sanskrit language with a single postulate –ie- “Sarve Janah Sukhinobhavantu” – meaning – Let all people be happy.

Spiritualism is nothing but the “spirit” behind … Thought – Word – Deed … all aligned towards this single goal of fulfilling the postulate – Let all people be happy. Once this spirit prevails in all individuals who are integral to forming the societies and the nation at large – where is the problem with any ism? People collectively will rule economics – and wrong & false economics will not rule the people. The few wicked people will not be allowed to prevail on societies – but Ethics & Morals will prevail in & on societies. Ethics (Dharma) dictate greatest good for largest number of people. Morals are social rules and laws upholding & protecting the ethics in societies. This is how Spiritualism can correct and sustain “good economics” in nations and the world at large.


About MSR

I am a Healthcare products manufacturer & exporter and also a healthcare counselor. The areas of my interest include Spirituality, Philosophy, Science, Engineering, Humanities, History and Sports.

Posted on May 28, 2012, in Education and Society, Science, Religion and Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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