ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)

Message Of Universal Man

Every child, at birth ,is the universal man. But, as it grows, we turn it into “a petty man”. It shouldbe the function of the education to turn it again into the original “universal man”.

The child which by birth was the universal man us fettered by us with such constraints as country, language, religion, caste race and colour. To free it from all these limitations and transform it into “the enlightened soul”, that is to say the universal man, -- this should become the first and foremost function of our education, culture, civilization and what not. All children of the world should become “unhoused” beings, if the world should survive , should continue to live, and advance.

In the course of human evolution great men arose at different periods to fulfill the needs of their times and (then they) passed into history. The message of some of them assumed the form of a distinct religion, but eventually narrowed down into a mere creed. The voice of the great souls, which had sprung from the noble motive of bringing together all men and making them live nobly, degenerated into a mere creed, and thus became a pernicious opiate. There are instances of a religion turning into a mere creed in the course of time and becoming quite worthless in the process, thus giving rise to another – one more new religion. In this manner, numerous creeds arose, broke up humanity into groups and schisms, and have even ignited was, almost as if they were the root cause of all the troubles and turmoils of the world! To the experimental outlook of our scientific age the superstition of religion is no longer acceptable. As Vinoba Bhave said some years agao, “The days of religion and politics have passed. The age of science and spirituality has now to dawn”.

The Religion of Humanity, the Universal Path, the Welfare of All Reconciliation, the Integral Vision – these five mantras should become view of the future. In other words, what we want henceforth is not this religion or that religion, but then Religion of Humanity; not this path or that path but then Universal Path; not the wellbeing of this individual or that individual, but the Welfare of All; not turning away and breaking off from one another, but reconciling and uniting in concord and harmony; and above all, not the partial view of narrow creed, not the dual outlook of the material and the spiritual, but the Integral Vision of seeing all the things with the eye of the Divine.

Ideas which are applicable to all mankind do not relate to a single cast or creed, a single section or country. Since they are of value for all time, these are basic human values which tend towards uniting all men and enabling them tolive in harmony. They give no room to groupism, which, after all, is the sordid game of politics. While giving full scope for individual freedom, this view aims at collective uplift. On this view it is possible to have as many religious as there are individuals; and it is possible for all the individuals to contribute towards the development of the whole community. It is this “vision” which is proclaimed by the following poem. “The Unhoused Consciousness.”

The Charter of Fundamental Principles, to be practiced in order to become universal man.

The Seven Articles (of the Charter)

  1. We have to accept unconditionally that “All mankind is verily, one (community).”
  2. Our attempt should be not to reform the caste system but to wipe it out completely. That is to say, distinctions like Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras, or the Depressed classes, or Shia and Sunni, or Catholicas and Ptotestant, or Sikh and Nirankari, should be eradicated altogether.
  3. The case systems that exist in all countries and all religions should be totally denounced and completely destroyed.
  4. ‘Religion’ should go, and ‘spirituality’ alone, being a scientific principle, must be recognized.
  5. ‘Religion’ should become ‘the Religion of Humanity’; the Path should become the ‘Universal Path’; and man should become the ‘Universal Man’.
  6. Religion should not become a matter for creating schisms. No one should belong to any particular religion; on the contrary, everyone should belong to “his own” religion – the religion that he has personally discovered. This will mean that there will be as many religions as there are individuals in the world; no one will seek to embrace another’s religion, from his own group and create factions.
  7. No single book should become the “only one” and the “most scared” scripture. Everyone should, on the contrary study and assimilate all the books he can and should freely decide what to accept, and build for himself his own ‘philosophy’.

    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Grow beyond the myriad forms… Go beyond the countless names…
    From a heart overfull, inspiration bursts forth…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Winnow the chaff of a hundred creeds… Stretch beyond the stifling philosophies…
    Rise, immense and endless as the cosmos…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Rest nowhere on the unending road… Build never a binding nest…
    Touch never the boundary… O remain infinite and boundless…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Infinity's Yoga has no end… Endless is the quest you apprehend…
    You are that infinity… become that boundless…
    Ascend, ascend, ascend, ascend!
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Grow beyond the myriad forms… Go beyond the countless names…
    From a heart overfull, inspiration bursts forth…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Winnow the chaff of a hundred creeds… Stretch beyond the stifling philosophies…
    Rise, immense and endless as the cosmos…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Rest nowhere on the unending road… Build never a binding nest…
    Touch never the boundary… O remain infinite and boundless…
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit
    Infinity's Yoga has no end… Endless is the quest you apprehend…
    You are that infinity… become that boundless…
    Ascend, ascend, ascend, ascend!
    O my spirit… set roots nowhere… O my spirit

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