Political Thought Of Arvind Ghosh
Spiritualization of Nationalism – Arvind was a great nationalist. He believed that everyone’s interest is in the national interest. Arvind considered nationalism an active religion whose main weapon is spirituality.
In his view, nationalism is not a movement but a religion of man which is a gift of God. The progress and upliftment of the nation lies in the progress and upliftment of all individuals.
Arvind gave a fundamental interpretation of nationalism. India is not a country, it is our mother, its liberation is our religion. Arvind attempted to link nationalism with religion.
The idea of humanism – Arvind’s internationalism was a widespread form of nationalism. He envisioned a world union and considered its imperative important. According to him, all the states of the world should together form a world union, which resolves disputes between states and supports you.
The idea of freedom – Sri Aurobindo considered freedom as important for the development of a person’s personality.he described about two types of freedom i.e. Internal freedom – fear, gain, freedom from desires, etc. External Freedom – Freedom to conduct according to desire (religion, culture, justice, opportunity, occupation, residence) is essential for all round development.
State’s control over the individual should be reduced for both types of freedom
Thoughts on democracy – Arvind was a supporter of democracy, but also conscious of the shortcomings of democracy, if democracy does not become majority’s dictatorship system, he said that the elite class would rule in the name of the people, so decentralization was an essential element In democracy.
The idea of Swaraj – Arvind believed in the Indian National Movement and had also imagined Swarajya that his Swaraj was not narrow but gross which would involve the entire humanity under spiritual guidance.
The foreign government will never give Swaraj and will not let emerge the political consciousness of the subordinate nation.
The idea of socialism – Arvind was in favor of economic equality of society. Establishing economic equality and considering the service work done by the state is the main task of the state and society.
He considered Marx’s interpretation that “society and religion are spiritually opposed to each other”. Did not believe
Doctrine of inaction/possivity – Aurobindo’s doctrine of inaction is actually self-help and self-development is passive resistance, for this some programs such as Swadeshi education, national schools, institutes, arbitration courts etc. should be established, passive resistance does not allow weapons but The organised effort like non-cooperation from the government to stop their functioning.
Spiritualization of politics – His attempt to spiritualize politics came out of the inspiration of his conscience. He had such elemental knowledge.
Because of which he realized the direction of God by himself, he worked in the same direction, his thoughts cannot be understood within scientific criterion or through conscience, it requires faith and reverence.
This article is compiled by Sarvesh Nagar.
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