Implications of the above Holistic Understanding of Harmony on Professional Ethics
” Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence. ” – Alan W. Watts
- Ability to utilize professional competence for augmenting universal human order.
- Ability to identify the scope and characteristics of people-friendly and eco-friendly production systems.
- Enables a strategy for transition from the present state to the universal human order.
The right understanding gained through self-exploration also enables us to identify the definitiveness of human conduct which may also be called ethical human conduct. It is the same for all human beings. So we are also able to understand the universality of ethical human conduct which is in consonance with universal human values. Accordingly, all debates and confusion about what is ethical for one may not be ethical for others, etc. also lose their base. Let us now understand the salient features of this definite human conduct i.e. ethical human conduct.
Each one of us wants to have definite conduct but presently we may not be able to ensure that. This is because we are presently living on the basis of our pre – conditionings or assumptions which are not in consonance with the truth or the right understanding. But, this situation neither gives satisfaction to us nor to others. We do see human beings struggling to find out what the right conduct is and in the process, exhibiting a wide variety of attributes. We also see people debating endlessly about what they consider to be ethical. But unless we have the right understanding, we are not able to identify the definitiveness of ethical human conduct.
NATURAL ACCEPTANCE OF HUMAN VALUES DEFINITIVENESS OF ETHICAL HUMAN CONDUCT BASIS FOR HUMANISTIC EDUCATION – Human values are the virtues that guide us to take into account human element when one interacts with one other human being. They are our feelings for the human essence of others.
Human values have been employed in so distinctively different ways in human discourse. It is often said that a person has a value or an object has a value. These two usages have been explicitly recognized by writers in various disciplines such as Charles Mortris in Philosophy, Brevster Smith in Psychology, and Roibin Williams in Sociology.
If one wants to know the origin of the term ‘ VALUE ‘, it may be stated very firmly that the term ” VALUE ‘ comes from the Latin word ” VALERE ‘ which means ‘ to be of worth ‘. Whereas, thing ‘. the concise Oxford Dictionary defines the term VALUE ‘ as the ‘ worth, desirability or utility of a.
In fact, it is difficult to define values, for they are as comprehensive in nature as our human life. Somewhere, some other dictionary states that Value is that which renders anything useful, worthy, or estimable. It is the price, worth, or importance of a thing ‘.
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Natural Acceptance of Human Values
The term acceptance is defined as a noun, which it shows to have three different meanings. Another definition of acceptance has to deal with a positive welcome and belonging; favor and endorsement, In which a person could like someone and, have acceptance for them due to their approval of that person. It can be an act of believing or assenting.
Natural acceptance is the basis of verification and validation of the statement or proposal about values. It is within us and remains with us, irrespective of time and space.
Natural Acceptance is very important to the individual and society at large in order to have a peaceful, happy, and successful life in this environment, society, and world at large. Therefore, before we say anything or perform any act it is best to keep others in mind so as to not disturb the balance of harmony in nature and society.
Natural acceptance theory states that when we experience no struggle, no contradiction or conflict within, we enjoy such a state of being and we want to be in that state continuously.
For example, what is naturally acceptable to human beings, living in harmony with all or living in opposition with all; trust or mistrust in any relationship; accumulating more and more wealth while feeling deprived or having requisite wealth and feeling prosperous (means the feeling of prosperity or feeling of deprivation).
Upon serious thinking, following the Natural Acceptance theory, it would come out that the most basic aspiration of all human beings on the earth is to live happily. And that can only be ensured through harmonious connectivity with other human beings and the rest of nature. This conclusion can be reached only through self-introspection on the basis of our natural acceptance.
On further exploration, we will conclude that happiness is decided by how uplifted or high we feel, which means it is a feeling-based mental state decided by the quality of our thoughts that crisscross our mind at any point in time. If we have invested in building a healthy relationship with all entities in space; humans, animals, and even materials like air, water, and plants, it will help us in ensuring happiness at all levels for the simple reason our thoughts will be pure and clear of any negativity. Moreover, this investment will be reflected back through positive reciprocation also leading to mutual happiness (with other human beings) and mutual prosperity (with the rest of nature).
It is right to say that we naturally accept Human Values in the light of our understanding of Harmony and Co-Existence. Every Human being naturally expects to be purposeful and successful. Our wisdom is the true source for realizing these expectations. This source could never be obliterated – every person naturally accepts goodness, Every person naturally expects goodness to happen. We all are waiting for goodness to happen.
The place where goodness would be realized will naturally be in our relationships with other entities in existence. Recognition of a relationship in existence is essentially recognizing its innate purpose or value. This is a study in existence. Commitment in a relationship is a natural outcome of this recognition. Thereafter perfection in Harmony in that relationship becomes inevitable.
Perfection naturally results in fruitfulness or success. Omni – dimensional resolution emanating from Jeevan is always connected with all our relationships. Human values need to be lived. What will it take to fulfill this need? Human values are realized by an understanding of Jeevan, an understanding of existence as co-existence, and by natural acceptance of humane conduct.
Wisdom is nothing else but this. When we begin realizing human values only then do we become capable of doing right and become proficient in doing right. Till then we are trapped in one mania or the other and there’s no way for us to do right. Understanding Jeevan and understanding Existence are essential for becoming wise, Moreover, values are realized only upon recognition of the meaning or purpose of relationships.
- The definitiveness of Ethical Human Conduct
- The basis for Humanistic Education
- Importance of Education
- Humanistic Universal Order in Human values
- Humanistic Constitution in Human value