Guiding Light For the
<1>This whole universe was created for a
<2>which is to help all to reach
Pure Consciousness. <3>Therefore, the goal of
progress of human society also should be based on this universal
<4>Therefore, the goal of human progress
individually or collectively is to progress physically (materially)
and mentally (intellectually), and to use this progress toward his
(their) and others' spiritual (intuitional) progress.
<5>The problems in society start when people
lose the view of this most important principle. They try to progress
in material and mental aspects and forget that these progressions
should be directed toward their spiritual development. Then they
start to use these gains for self-gratification, games, and
indulgence. <6>That is when the decay of that society starts
and the signs of decline appear.
<7>This trend of struggle, progress, steady
prosperity, appearance of the signs of decline, and decline of
society, can be traced in all great civilizations in past history.
<8>The only reason for this trend is because
the third part is forgotten: that the purpose of progressing
materially and mentally is to help the spiritual progress.
lack of directing these material and mental advances toward
spiritual progress is the reason for decay and destruction.
<10>Therefore, any time a class in society
starts to use its power against the spiritual progress, that is when
Paravipras know it
is time for that dominating class to be replaced with the next
<11>Any other principle devised for progress
of society will be secondary and/or subordinate to this first and
most important basic principle.
<12>Six important sub-principles can be recognized as below:
1- Minimum necessity of food, shelter,
and clothing should be provided for all, while education and medical
care should be adequately available.
<13>Regardless of the participation of an
individual in the activities of a society, the minimum necessities
should be provided for all.
<14>This minimum should in a true sense be minimum, so it
discourages people from becoming lazy.
<15>These resources should go only to those who really, for
any reason, are unable to participate in social activity, and its
advancement and prosperity. <16>This minimum will not
change or will change very little with the material advancement of
society. It will stay almost constant regardless of society's level
of development. This minimum can be increased only when this will
help the stimulation of the economy.
medical care are exceptions.
<18>These people, however, especially on the
physiological and safety levels, are best served through direct help
from others more prosperous.
<19>Indeed those in need are an opportunity for others to
serve as a manifestation of
God and as serving
God, and so allow the
development of their charitable qualities.
<20>So with this, the responsibility of
government toward the needy becomes minimal. However, the education
and health needs, at least for these people, should be provided by
<21>The charity is best done when given to
those closest to the person and his environment, then to others
further out. <22>Charity can be physical (material), mental,
emotional, or spiritual.