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I. A Deep Perspective on the Present Position of India in the Light of the Critical Importance of Its Work in the Evolution of the Human Race

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This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Corruption

Almost a hundred years ago, in 1914, Sri Aurobindo wrote, “….Mankind can never be wholly rational, because our race is essentially built up of various elements, none of which can be eliminated from its system of being. It is our nature to be physical, animal, emotional & sensational as well as intellectual and the coldest thinker or most inexorable rationalist cannot escape from the constitution of our common nature. But mankind, under the great impulse which overtook it at a certain stage of its conscious activity, felt the need of rationalising, as far as that could with safety be done,…

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II. A Perspective on the Age of Reason and Its Achievements

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This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Corruption

The individualistic age of Europe had in its discovery fixed among the idea forces of the future two of a master potency which cannot be eliminated by any temporary action against them. “The first of these, now universally accepted, is the democratic conception of the right of all individuals as members of the society to the full life and the full development of which they are individually capable. It is no longer possible that we should accept as an ideal any arrangement by which certain classes of society should arrogate development and full social fruition to themselves while assigning a…

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III. The Economic Barbarism of Modern Man and Its Fallout

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Corruption

Modern society acknowledges only two gods, life and practical reason organized under the name of science. Its main ideals are the physical good and vitalistic well-being of the individual and the community, the entire satisfaction of the desire for bodily health, long life, comfort, luxury, wealth, amusement, recreation, a constant and tireless expenditure of the mind and the dynamic life-force in remunerative work and production, creations and conquests of various kinds, discovery, commercial victory, travel, adventure, the full possession and utilization of the earth. The best system of governance and economic production is that which leads to the greatest fulfillment…

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IV. The Indian Scenario

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This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Corruption

A. A Historical Perspective When the British fully took over India, they set upon establishing an intermediary race of Indians whom they could entrust with their work at middle and lower levels of government and administration. In the words of Macaulay: “We must at present do our best to form a class, who may be interpreters between us and the millions we govern, a class of persons, Indians in blood and colour, but English in taste, in opinions, in morals and in intellects.” Francois Gautier, India’s Self-Denial, page 43 Most of our pre-independence leaders belonged to this class and at…

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V. Where it may lead us – The Working of the Commercial and Utilitarian Spirit and its Possible Culmination

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This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Corruption

Things are much worse today than when the Mother said, “The latest scientific discoveries, applied to life, have put within the reach of everyone all kinds of things which formerly were reserved only for the intellectual and artistic elite; and to justify their effort and profit by their work, they have made things which can sell most, that is, the lowest, most ordinary, most vulgar things, the easiest to understand because they require no effort and no education. And the whole world is drowned under these things, to such an extent that when there’s someone who has written a good…

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VI. The Way Out

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Corruption

A. A perspective on the Anna Hazare Movement and the Global Awakening Against Corruption (a) What it is not Some critics have branded the Anna Hazare Movement (AHM) as motivated, illegal and extra-constitutional. Now we examine each of these in turn. i). Motivated The recent world wide movements against corrupt politicians and big business are anything but motivated. They are apparently and very visibly spontaneous eruptions of people’s bottled up emotions against the corrupt, unethical and sordid conduct of people in authority. The people who have dubbed it ‘motivated’ may themselves be motivated or confused or too cynical to believe…

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VII. The Future of Humanity and India’s Future Role in it

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Corruption

A. The Future of Humanity “The World-State must now either be brought about by a mutual understanding or by the force of circumstances and a series of new and disastrous shocks. For the old still-prevailing order of things was founded on circumstances and conditions which no longer exist. A new order is demanded by the new conditions and, so long as it is not created, there will be a transitional era of continued trouble or recurrent disorders, inevitable crises through which Nature will effect in her own violent way the working out of the necessity which she has evolved.” (CWSA…

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Corruption – A Comprehensive Study of its Origin, Growth and its Solution

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This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Corruption

If you give up … spirituality, leaving it aside to go after the materialising civilisation of the West, the result will be that in three generations you will be an extinct race; because the backbone of the nation will be broken, the foundation upon which the national edifice has been built will be undermined, and the result will be annihilation all round. – Swami Vivekananda After we became free from the foreign rule in 1947 and as soon as we got in a position to take hold of our own national destiny we chose to fall under the sway of…

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