The two orders can be distinctly recognized in terms of their characteristics, participation with other units in a similar order, activities, the pattern of inheritance, etc. We can see this in the following diagram.
Differences and Similarities Between Animal Order and Human Order
|(Composition/decomposition, respiration) in body + selection in ‘I’||(Existence + growth) in body + will to live in ‘I’||(Composition/decomposition, nurture/worsen) in body + (noncruelty, cruelty) in ‘I’||(Recognising, fulfillment) in body + (assuming, recognizing, fulfillment) in ‘I’||Breed conformance|
|(Composition/decomposition, respiration) in body + (selection, thought, desire) in ‘I’||(Existence + growth) in body + will to live with happiness in ‘I’||(Composition/decomposition, nurture/worsen) in body + (perseverance, bravery, generosity) in ‘I’||Recognizing, fulfillment in body + (knowing, assuming, recognizing, fulfillment) in ‘I’||Right values/ sanskara conformance|
Animal order: The animal order is made up of various kinds of animals and birds. These entities display both a body (physicochemical activity) as well as a conscious activity (self or ‘ I ‘). The animal order thus is the coexistence of the animal body (pranic order) and the self (or ‘ I consciousness).
Human (knowledge) order: The human order is constituted of all human beings. Each human being is the coexistence of the self (‘ T ‘, conscious entity – consciousness) and the body (pranic order).
Animal Order: Body In Animals – Physico – Chemical Activities: The body displays respiration, breathing, or pulsating also there is composition/decomposition in the body.
‘ I ‘ In Animals – Conscious Activities: The activities in ‘ I ‘ are fundamentally different from those in the body. ‘ I ‘ is a unit that has the ability or capacity of assuming. Animals make assumptions. If we have a dog and some strangers come into the house, the dog may start barking at him. If this person stays at our house, the dog may stop barking at him but will continue to bark at other strangers. What has happened here is that the dog’s ‘ assumption ‘ about this person has changed, due to which; the way in which it responds to the person has changed. We call this assuming.
Human Order: The activities in the human body are similar to that in the animal body, i.c. composition/decomposition and respiration. When it comes to consciousness or ‘ I ‘, however, human displays more than just an ability to ‘ select ‘ or make choices as animals do. In human beings, ‘ I has the activities of desiring, thinking, and selecting / tasting, with a possibility or need for understanding and realization. Only humans have this need to know and that is why it is called Guyana avastha – the knowledge order.
Animal Order: The animal body is a development of the pranic order and therefore this order inherits the innateness of ‘ existence ‘ and ‘ growth ‘. This is at the level of the body, which is physicochemical in nature. In addition, all units in this order have the ‘ will to live ‘ in ‘ T ‘. Indeed no unit in this order can be separated from this will to live ‘. It is intrinsic to every unit in this order.
Human Order: When we look at the human being, we find that ‘ existence ‘ and ‘ growth ‘ are fundamentally present in the body, just as in the animal body. At the level of ‘ I ‘ however, in addition to the will to live ‘, a human being’s innateness is the ‘ will to live with happiness ‘.
- Natural characteristics
- Holistic Perception of Harmony at All Levels of Existence
- Natural Acceptance of Human values
- The definitiveness of Ethical Human Conduct
- The basis for Humanistic Education