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What is Neohumanism?

"When the underlying spirit of humanism is extended to everything, animate and inanimate, in this universe, I have designated this as Neohumanism. This Neohumanism will elevate humanism to universalism, love for all created beings of this universe." - P.R. Sarkar

Neohumanism is a new ethic for the new millennium. It broadens our understanding of what it is to be human by promoting an ecological awareness of our relationship with the entire universe. In short Neohumanism is an invitation to enter into the full depth and mystery of life. Neohumanism has as its leading exponent the Indian philosopher, political activist and mystic, Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar. As such it is philosophical in form, revolutionary in spirit and spiritual in orientation.

Neohumanism is the spirit of benevolence. To teach love one must embody it. To embody love one must see all as divine. To see all as divine one must contemplate the divine self within us all and dance with divinity as we proceed through our lives.

"What is Neohumanism? Neohumanism is newly explained Humanism. "Humanism" and "Humanity" have been very popular words for the last century, and only human beings have come within the scope of humanism and humanity. But this explanation is not sufficient - it cannot quench the thirst of the developing human society. Why should the love and affection of developed human minds be restricted to human beings only? Why should it not include all living beings, including plant life? This is the new explanation of humanism - Neohumanism - for within Neohumanism the entire animate world is included. "

But what is the status of inanimation in Neohumanism? Fundamentally there is hardly any difference between the world of animation and the world of inanimation. Some people explain that when there is movement within a structure it is animate, otherwise it is inanimate. But this explanation is not sufficient, because there is dynamism within both animate and inanimate objects.

Neohumanism includes within its scope not only human beings and animate creatures, such as plants and animals, but also all inanimate entities as well, for the scope of Neohumanism extends down to the smallest particles of sub-atomic matter."

-P.R.Sarkar

 
   
 

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