Wisdom, Science & Human Civilization

 

Wisdom (viveka)

Wisdom or Conscience is defined as knowledge of the

  • immortality of the conscious self (jeevan) & mortality of the body
  • knowledge of the laws of living as intellectual law, social law and natural law

On the basis of knowledge, the Universal Human Goal is identified in the form of:

  • Resolution (samdhaan) in every Individual (leading to happiness)                              [हर व्यक्ती में समाधान ]
  • Prosperity in every Family (leading to happiness, peace)                                                    [हर परिवार में समृद्धी]
  • Fearlessness (Trust) in Society (leading to happiness, peace, satisfaction)               [समाज में अभय]
  • Coexistence in all four ‘natural-orders’ (leading to the above + bliss)                             [प्रकृति में सह-अस्तितिव]

 

Science (vigyaan)

The knowledge that determines the direction for achieving universal human-goal (identified at the level of Wisdom) along with material-prosperity is science. This consists of: :

  • Knowledge of Activity (Activity is continuous, eternal-active-presence; never ceases since units are energized by being in space)
  • Knowledge of Time (The Periodicity of an activity itself is Time)
  • Knowledge of Decision Making (provides the direction to achieve the Human Goal identified via Wisdom – viveka)

The study of physiochemical nature, use of technology, is thus for a definite purpose: to fulfill the universal human goal. This is the meaning of wisdom-oriented science, or science with purpose.

Science consists of:

  • Material Science
  • Behavioral science
  • Spiritual science

 

Human Civilization, Human Tradition

On the basis of Knowledge, Wisdom and Science, it becomes possible to identify Human Education, Conduct, Constitution and Systems and ensure coherence in the same.  (shiksha, aacharan, samvidhaan, vyawastha)

 

1. Humane Conduct (मानवीय आचरण)

Has been discussed briefly in the previous section.

2. Human Education(मानवीय शिक्षा):

Process to ensure the understanding of humane conduct and commitment to live in accordance to it from generation and generation. To understand and live in harmony at all levels of living from self to family, to society, to state to inter-nation and with nature is human education. This means providing value education via consciousness-development to ensure human-consciousness.

3. Human Constitution(मानवीय संविधान):

The framework for human living to ensure the fulfillment of human goals: individual, familial, societal, and of the human race is the human constitution. It has the code of ethics for human conduct, based on Knowledge, Wisdom & Science.

4. Human Systems (मानवीय व्यवस्था):

Ensures the establishment and continuation of Humane Culture & Civility and fulfillment of the Universal Human Goal. Participation starts from the family, and to the world family in 10 Steps. There are 5 dimensions to Human Systems that ensure the Human Goal identified in Wisdom (viveka)

  • Education-Right Values system (shiksha-sanskaar)   [शिक्षा संस्कार]
  • Health-Discipline (swasthya-sanyam)                             [स्वास्थ्य संयम]
  • Production-Work (utpadan-karya)                                    [उत्पादन कार्य]
  • Exchange-Storage (vinimay-kosh)                                      [विनिमय कोष]
  • Justice-Protection (nyaya-suraksha)                                [न्याय सुरक्षा]

 

The acceptance of relationship with all humans, and recognition & fulfillment of Relationships at the interpersonal level results in Trust (Fearlessness) in Society and hence, an

Undivided Human Society

…while the participation in these 5 dimensions at the level of the Family to World family results in

Universal Orderliness

 

Living on this basis ensures:

  • Humane Culture, Civility, Norms and Systems     [संस्कृति, सभ्यता, विधि, व्यवस्था]

Which leads to coherence in:

  • Conduct, Education, Constitution & Systems        [आचरण, शिक्षा, संविधान, व्यवस्था]

The only way to ensure the above in Human Tradition is via the method of developed-consciousness, or consciousness-development and this can only take place via Education.


 

Assessment and Conclusion

Reasons for the current human predicament:

What we really want is available in existence. Man is not in contradiction with existence. Existence itself is coexistence, is in orderliness, harmony is innate in it. This harmony does not have to be ‘created’.

We only need to understand this harmony to be in it. Every unit besides the human is in self-organization and participates in the larger orderliness. Man too wants to be in orderliness and does so by gaining knowledge. Every human wants to understand and can understand.

The need to ‘know’ is a fundamental need in the human. Man belongs to the ‘knowledge order’. It is but man that is the ‘seer-doer-and enjoyer’ in existence. Until now, man has made use of his ‘imagination’ and ‘freedom to act’ to give shape to his mental-visions.

This has happened by way of ‘freedom while partaking in action but subservience while reaping the result’. Whereas the aspect of ‘mental-healthiness’ however still lies deserted, which is what we still have expectation of.

 

The Solution

It is only via the method of “consciousness-development”, by employing all the 10 activities in the conscious aspect (‘jeevan’ or ‘Self’) that innate-nature, religion and truth [* swabhava, dharma, satya] can be understood; by which knowledge of the entire existence, knowledge of the conscious unit (self, or jeevan), and knowledge of humane conduct in the form of human-purpose meets completion.

It is only on the basis of living with such understanding /knowledge that the human being is able to know, understand and accept his ‘innate-nature’ in the form of ‘steadfastness, courage, generosity’ and ‘kindness, graciousness & compassion’ as against ‘cunningness, wretchedness and cruelty’ when living in the purview of animal-consciousness.

He is thus able to be in harmony within (which itself is happiness and peace) and is able to live in a mutually fulfilling fashion in every human relationship (which itself is justice), by means of which alone the undivided-ness of society (undivided society) and universal orderliness are evidenced in the form of usefulness and complementariness.

This is the meaning of living with ‘resolution’ or ‘developed-consciousness’ or ‘human-consciousness’ and is evidenced as living with ‘law, restraint and balance’ with the remaining 3 natural-orders and ‘justice, religion and truth’ with humans. It is possible for every human to live like this.

Each one of us can choose how we wish to be, and live.

 

Conclusion

To sum up:

10 activities in the ‘conscious unit or self’ (awakened state of consciousness, with knowledge = human consciousness)

=knowledge = understanding = resolution = happiness, peace, harmony = undivided society, universal orderliness

4.5 activities in the ‘conscious unit or self’’ (deluded state of consciousness = humans living in animal consciousness)

= ignorance = delusion = problems = unhappiness, turmoil, disharmony =  communalism, conflict-wars

 

Such ‘knowledge’ manifests in the form of living the life of a human on this planet, in contrast to ‘knowledge’ from prevalent education, which fails to address ‘living’ and only concerns itself with the ‘measurable aspects’ of reality.

 

– shriram n | student | jan 2012
Madhyasth Darshan