Natural Characteristics (Svabhava)
Animal Order: The body of the animal belongs to the plant/bio or pranic order, and hence has the same ‘ usefulness ‘ or ‘ value ‘ as the pranic order. Thus ‘nurture/worsen’ is the svabhava of the animal body. The svabhava of the self (‘ I ‘) of the animal order is non-cruelty (akrurata) and cruelty (krurata). Cruelty (krurata) means the feeling that it can fulfil its needs through violence and forcefulness. For ex., cows may largely be living with a feeling of non-cruelty (akrurata); while animals like tigers and lions may exhibit cruelty (krurata).
Human Order: Similar to the case in animals, the human body also belongs to the plant/bio order and hence has the same svabhava or value / natural characteristic as the pranic order. It either nurtures or worsens other pranic units. As in the example above, when I digest the vegetable, I absorb the plant and it worsens, while my body is nurtured. (virata) and generosity (udarata).
The svabhava / value of the self (I ‘) in human beings is perseverance (dhirata), bravery and living in harmony at all levels of existence.
- Perseverance (dhirata): Being assured that the all-encompassing solution is to understand
- Bravery (virata): I am ready to help others to have the right understanding.
- Generosity (udarata): I am ready to invest myself, my body and my wealth to help others have the right understanding.
- Animal Order: there is only recognising, and fulfilment in the body, and in self (I) there is the basic activity of assuming, recognising, fulfilment.
- Human Order: Humans display the same basic activity as that of the animal body i.e. Recognising. fulfilment, but in self (1) humans have one more activity i.e. knowing.
Conformance (Anu – Sangita)
Animal order: Animals conform to their lineage. How animals are, their behaviour is according to the lineage they belong to, the lineage they come from. Hence, we say that an animal conforms to its breed, or has ‘ breed conformance. This breed conformance method is the mechanism by means of which the continuity of an animal species is maintained in nature/existence.
Human (knowledge) order: We humans are not according to our lineage or race, as in animals. We, humans, are according to our imagination; according to our desires, thoughts and selection in T. The desires, thoughts and selections we have in ‘ I ‘ can come from past memories, our parents, the environment, and the media, anywhere. In the case of humans, we can say ‘ as the education, so the human ‘. Together, we call this ‘ sanskara ‘. Hence, we say that a human being conforms to his or her sanskar or has ‘ sanskaar conformance.
- 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
- Importance of Education