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Archive for December 18th, 2011

From: “Jorge Deva”
To: am-global@earthlink.net
Subject: Middle East Politics: A Few Examples to Ponder
Date: Sun Dec 18 2011 15:27:36 +0530

Baba

== MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: A FEW EXAMPLES TO PONDER ==

Namaskar,
As we all know, according to our Prout philosophy, there are four distinct classes (mentalities) in society: Shudra, ksattriya, vipra, and vaeshya. This, of course, is not the caste system but rather refers to one’s dominant mental color or tendency.

During the Arab spring, the ksattriyan minded leaders – who were ruling with an iron first for decades – were overthrown. Thereafter, some westerners and youths in Egypt were anticipating that in the next general election in Egypt & Tunisia, the forces friendly to western countries will come into power.

But this did not happen. Rather, in both countries, Islamic religious parties took control.
Using the principles of Prout, we should reflect on why this happened.

HOW ONE CLASS DOMINATES THE SOCIAL CYCLE

According to Prout, the social cycle moves from shudra to ksattriya to vipra to vaeshya.

At present, Europe and the US are deep into the vaeshyan era while India too is in the vaeshyan era, though not as mature as in the west. In the Middle East, some countries are still in the ksattriyan era like Saudi Arabia where the king still rules; the vipras are only able to advise and influence, whereas the king is the absolute ruler and has the final say. As we know, the vaeshyan era does emerge from the ksattriyan era. The vipran era follows the ksattriyan rule.

That is why, in those middle eastern nations like Egypt and Tunisia, religious political parties got the upper hand and formed the government. Such religious leaders are vipra-minded and the vipran era always follows the ksattriyan rule. Thus when the military rule was overthrown in those Arab nations, vipras in the form of religious clerics and / or Islamic-minded leaders came to the fore.

The same thing happened in the Gaza strip in 2006 when Hamas (Harakat al-Muqāwama al-Islāmiyya, or “Islamic Resistance Movement”) won the general election.

Usually in elections, people think that the class voted into power will serve the entire populace; but that never happens – not in the east, nor west, nor in between. That is why invariably the newly-installed regime, government, or political party is eventually overthrown, or voted out of office, and the next group comes into power. That is what we see in western democracies these days as well.

The main problem is that the dominant class always serves their own class interest to the detriment of the rest. For instance, if vaeshayas are in power then rules and regulations are in favour of the wealthy. That is the common formula. That dominant group makes rules for their own gain. And that is what has happened in the Middle East. The ksattriyas were ruling and they were getting benefit at the expense of the other classes.

So during the uprising of the Arab Spring when the ksattriyas were in power, the suppressed and suffocated masses rose up and in result the social cycle advanced and the vipras came into power.

The common people of Egypt may think that their miseries will be eliminated as this new government will help them. But historically, when the vipras come into power then they create rules and regulations that favour their own class, i.e. vipra. In time then, the people will be forced to rally against these newly elected virpas. This way an antithesis is created and the power will eventually come into the hands of another class, the vaeshyas.

Throughout much of the 20th century, a monarchy (king or shah) was ruling Iran and that was the ksattriayan era. After the Iranian revolution of 1979, the virpas captured the power. Common Iranians thought that now the new government will solve their problems and free them from exploitation. But that did not happen. Rather the vipras were ruling and they started exploiting the other three classes. And still this is going on.

Here the point is that when any class comes in power. They formulate rules in their favour and gradually suppress and control the other classes.

HOW ONE CLASS DOMINATES THE SOCIAL CYCLE (CONT)

When leaders come in power they make rules for the betterment of their class and the other classes get exploited. Essentially, a new election happens and they form the rules in accordance with their own selfish agenda.

In Egypt, the ksattriyan rulers were favouring the military, until finally the exploited masses could not tolerate it anymore. And if and when the newly elected vipras favour their own class, then again there will be unrest in Egypt. After all, clerics are known for imposing archaic rules on the public such as Islamic economic law. By this way, the clerics get the upper hand. If people are educated and aware, then in the next election they will toss aside those virpan leaders and again advance the social cycle, otherwise not.

A bigger change happens after the vaeshyan era. That completes the social cycle as the vaehsyan era represents the peak of all exploitation. Thereafter the cycle starts all over again with the shudra revolution.

MOVING FORWARD

Indeed this class warfare goes on until classless leaders, i.e. sadvipras, come into power. Sadvipras have the qualities of all four classes and they do not exploit others. Rather, they act justly and do what is best for all.

Till sadvipra leadership emerges, exploitation and revolution continues ages after age with the turning of the social cycle.

It is the duty of right thinking people with sympathy for suffering humanity to educate others about how society moves and the how problem can be permanently solved.

For those who what to know more about the social cycle and how it works, please read Human Society Part 2.

Namaskar,
Jagadiish

PRABHAT SAMGIITA

“Tumi ka’ndiye keno sukh pa’o…” (P.S. 1989)

Purport:

O’ my dearmost Baba, I am crying in yearning and longing for You. Baba, by Your grace I have so much love for You– I want Your close proximity. Yet You are not paying heed to my call. Baba, do You feel happy by seeing me cry. Why like this– what sort of bliss do You get by seeing me weep?

Baba, don’t You like to see a face which is beaming with happiness and filled with smiles. Baba, Your and my intimate relation & sweet-loving feeling did not begin only one or two ages ago; rather it has been going on since before time began. Baba by Your grace You constantly keep me in Your divine shelter. Baba, since the very bosom of eternity You are gently taking me up to infinity. From the very dawn You remain along with me throughout the entire journey– up to infinity, up to the ultimate abode. Baba by Your divine grace You are always keeping me at Your lotus feet.

O’ Parama Purusa, O’ Dayamay, O’ Merciful One, by Your grace I know You. In the grand play & expression of Your divine liila, You are inexhaustible. Always You are creating newer and more new forms and shapes. Baba, You go on playing Your liila endlessly.

Baba, this eternal play that You are making with me is a mix of two things. Sometimes You make me laugh and sometimes You make me cry. This You do knowingly– by this way You bring me closer and closer to You. O’ my dearmost Baba, please be gracious and come close to me. O’ Divine Being, You are Love Personified…

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Only Remedy

Baba says, “It is the duty of all human beings and especially those who are devotees, it is their mandatory duty to always think that, ‘I am a machine and the controller is Parama Purusa. He is the machine man and I have to work according to His desire. I have to fulfill His desire. This body of mine is a machine and it belongs to Him. This is His machine and this machine has to do His work.’ If one constantly thinks in this way then the vanity of action will never sprout. This is the only path to save oneself from vanity. One has to think ‘I am just one machine; I am a tool and according to His desire I have to work’.” (SS-16 (H), p.81, DMC Agra 19 Feb 84)
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