The Thoughts of P.R. Sarkar

Problems will not be solved only by making a useless fuss over them. Only the spirit to fight against all odds can solve the problems confronting humanity. March ahead and wage war against all difficulties, all impediments. Victory is sure to embrace you. Difficulties and encumbrances cannot be more powerful than your capacity to solve them. You are the sons and daughters of the great Cosmic Father. Be sadvipras and make others also sadvipras.

“The Future of Civilization”

It is far too easy to talk big about revolution. Such gasconades – such tall talks – may easily strike the listeners with wonder and may also draw applause from them, but to bring about a real revolution is not at all easy. The pioneers of a revolution will have to learn discipline, take proper training for the revolution, build their character, be moralists – in a word, they will have to be what I call the sadvipras.

Human Society II, 125

The persons who can dedicate their all to the thought of the great and inspiration of the Supreme are verily the greatest heroes. Such heroes, indeed, are virtuous and they alone are capable of taking human history from darkness to light.

Ánanda Vánii, January 1965

Sadvipras will have no rest, ever. A time will never come in the life of a sadvipra when he or she will relax in an arm chair and say, “Ah, I have nothing to do today. Let me rest awhile.” In this first phase of human history, the sadvipra society has not yet formed itself. In the absence of a sadvipra society the social cycle is moving on its natural round. In every age, the government of the predominant class becomes exploitative, and thereafter comes evolution or revolution. For lack of sadvipras’ assistance, the foundation of human society is lacking firmness. Today I extend my earnest request to all reasonable, virtuous and moral fighters that they form a good, well-disciplined sadvipra society without further delay. These sadvipras will work for the good of all countries, for the all-around emancipation of all humanity. The downtrodden humanity of this disgraced world is looking up to the eastern horizon, awaiting the sadvipras’ advent with earnest zeal and eagerness. Let the cimmerian darkness of the interlunar night disappear. Let the human being of the new day of the new sunrise wake up in the world. With these good wishes I conclude my discourse.

Human Society II, 132

24. Social Justice

There should be one universal legal and criminal code for the universal humanity. It is not at all desirable that there be different laws for different people, different countries, different communities. All laugh in happiness, cry in sorrow, beat their breasts in mourning. Why must we separate human from human with a thousand and one imaginary distinctions?

Human Society I, 136

“Crimes” are acts forbidden by the law of the government concerned, and “virtue” and “vice” are the outcome of traditional customs. The sentiments of the lawmakers are very much influenced by the current concepts of virtue and vice of the locality or of the people concerned. The sense of crime, therefore, runs parallel to the concepts of virtue and vice which vary from country to country. Those working toward world fraternity should try to lessen the difference between social, traditional, moral and human laws. All those actions which help in the spiritual, mental and physical growth of humanity should come under the category of virtuous deeds and those actions which impede the spiritual, mental and physical development of humanity must be considered vice. This conception of virtue and vice applies for humanity in general.

Idea and Ideology, 93

Suppose you see a person steal something. If you see externally, you will see the man stealing. He should be punished. Shouldn’t he be punished? Yes, he should be punished. This is ordinary seeing. But if you apply your inner vision, i.e., intuitional sight, you see that the man was without food for four days, and so under pressure of circumstances, he had to steal. So after this inner seeing, this inner vision, you will come to the decision that we will remodel the socio-economic structure so that never is he compelled to steal under pressure of circumstances, because of being hungry for several days. When I started Ananda Marga, I wanted the entire humanity to stand upon the strict code of cardinal principles, human values and spirituality, and when I saw everything internally I came to the decision that there are so many loopholes in the human society. Human beings came here about one million years ago but have not yet been able to form a well-knit social order. We require a strong social order. That’s why I had to create another branch of philosophy known as PROUT, through which we are to remodel the social order so that nobody is compelled to resort to immorality for lack of food or clothes or other necessities of life.

Baba in Fiesch, 183