The Thoughts of P.R. Sarkar

22. Politicians

Today there is catastrophe and misery in the human society and there is one reason: defective leadership of society. People blindly follow even the unintelligent leaders. The leaders hypnotize and attract thousands with their tall talks, gestures and other dramatics. You should know that the poverty and misery of people in any country are the sins of the leaders. True leaders should always be vigilant and think how to work best for the human society; they must be ever cautious that under their guidance the people are not led to darkness, death and immorality.

Supreme Expression II, 143

Those who proceed to play “the leader” in attempting to build a benevolent society without having undergone meticulous self-preparation and self-discipline through intuitional practice, will not only bring about their own downfall but will lead the entire humanity to disaster as well.

Human Society I, 76

Those who make attempts to disturb human unity are mainly motivated by group politics. In fact, this malady is even more dangerous than germs. It gradually brings about a complete destruction of the various attributes of the human mind: fine taste, simplicity, spirit of service, etc. In this, the party stamp is more valuable than the individual ability. To politicians the main objective is not social service but the service of the self, not welfare but the ministry. To deceive the mass to exhibit political acrobatics – all these are very common with them. Without trying to mend themselves they want to do everything only through their eloquence. With a thorough understanding of the public they instigate them to quarrel with one another and by self-applause they want to take possession of, or maintain power. People should remain vigilant of them. They want to poke their noses in every aspect of social life - religious life, education, literary spheres, etc. One cannot acquire knowledge and proficiency in different walks of life only by speaking high-sounding words from lecture platforms. By virtue of these high-sounding words they want to remain in oblivion due to the allurement of power.

Problem of the Day, 41

In the end, those political hypocrits will have to depend solely on the strength of arms. In this way it is found that brute force is the only source of strength for such politicians.

Problem of the Day, 44

Many people say that different national interests are the only hurdle in the formation of a world body. In my opinion, this is not the only obstruction, rather, this is just a minor difficulty. The real cause lies in the local leaders’ fear of losing their control. Upon the establishment of the world federation, the powerful influence which they enjoy today in different countries will cease to exist.

Problem of the Day, 30

In all walks of present-day life, the dark shadows of immorality are fast taking definite shapes and hampering human progress. It requires a very strong moral force to wipe out this filth of immorality. One cannot expect this moral force from a government power functioning within a democratic structure. We must expect it from the non-political side. The government, be it fascist, imperialist, republican, dictatorial, bureaucratic or democratic, is sure to become tyrannical if there is no moral force to check the capricious activities of the leaders of the party in power.

Great Universe, 251

Social life cannot be elevated merely by speeches delivered from political platforms; political leaders cannot produce sadvipras by their rhetoric. Besides, who are those who deliver lectures from platforms? Are they not the people who sling the mud of political censure on others? Most of them are blind after power. What will they teach others? Mental and spiritual training alone can create sadvipras. Sadvipras are only those who are perfect in morality and aspirants of the Supreme Consciousness.

Problem of the Day, 48