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Society's Relationship to the Individual
evolves, it comes to increasingly support the growth and
potential of the individual. It moves from mere recognition
to empowering the individual at the economic level to
supporting him at the level of culture and individual
fulfillment. The more society recognizes the individual
fulfillment of the individual, and fully engages in
supporting it, the more the individual supports the growth
and development of that society, likewise from economic to
cultural to psychological to spiritual.
20th century was of the common man; the 21st is of the True
Individual, the fulfilled psychological and
Supporting the Fulfillment of the Individual
Society Developing the
The greatest capacity of
society is its ability to actively foster the personal growth and
development of its individual citizens.
The empowerment and
fulfillment of the individual may be the greatest evolving force at work
in society today.
The empowerment and
fulfillment of the individual is perhaps the main determinant of the
existence and spread of the Internet today.
Perhaps society's greatest
challenge is to support the empowerment and fulfillment of the individual.
Societies are being
challenged by the rising tide of expectations of the individual. That is
because of heightened expectations due to education, communications, and
media, and the background force of a movement of the empowerment and
fulfillment of the individual.
The ability of the society
to support the individual's self-fulfillment, is the measure of the
society. As society overcomes its own divisions -- such as war, poverty,
disease, lack of conflict -- it is more likely to supports the fulfillment
of the individual. Society's divisions and dualities are extensions of the
divisions and dualities of creation itself. This division and duality is
also ironically the cause of the greatest diversity, which enables the
greatest potential for delight as the societies discover its true nature.
Society Supporting the
Development of the Individual
As society evolves, it comes to increasingly support the
growth and potential of the individual. It moves from mere recognition
to empowering the individual at the economic level to supporting him at
the level of culture and individual fulfillment. The more society
recognizes the individual fulfillment of the individual, and fully
engages in supporting it, the more the individual supports the growth
and development of that society, likewise from economic to cultural to
psychological to spiritual.
Talents of Individuals
It is talents that accomplish anywhere, but the rewards do not
necessarily go to talents. They go to one in position. The older the
culture, the harder for pure talents without status to thrive. America
accomplished shortly what Europe took ages to accomplish.
Only in times of Revolution called a
transitional period, talents rise from nowhere to everywhere overnight.
A nation can prosper if all doors are open to all kinds of talents,
wiping off rules, regulations, degrees, conventions, etc.
Recognition of Collective
and the Individual For One Another
The collectivity should
recognize the complete freedom of every individual. On the other hand as
the individual advances spiritually, one finds one's self more and more
united with the collectivity and the All.
The Empowerment of the Individual; and the Individual for the
The role of the family in life is beginning to vanish, as the individual
person is learning to stand on his own. On the other hand, we see the
organization he works for playing a greater role in his life. That is, his
work is more and more for the society, the world, the collective. (E.g.
Today it is hardly possible for any technology to be just for the
individual. All new technologies are for the collective.)
There is thus a further
movement to the uniqueness and individuality of the person; even as he
begins to work for the collective purpose. (Paraphrase of MSS)
Developing All Their Skills in Order to Avail of All of the
The Individual in the mass should be so developed in all skills
as to fully avail of all the social achievements before the
society can evolve further. (MSS)
Achievement and Achievement of Society
Man can achieve anything on which he sets his Mind, provided it
is already an achievement of the society. It is unthinkable for
us to conceive of hundreds of geniuses in the future. It will be
real when the society fixes its mind on it. (MSS)
Society's Support of the
Full Emergence of the Individual
individual in our world is left to fend for
himself. If he develops the skills and has the necessary drive,
he can succeed for himself in the wider world. Society in that
sense offers a wide scope of possibility for each person. When
we are born unto this world, we function within the values,
influences, and institutions of society. But does society
actively support his efforts? In America there are safety
nets like social security and unemployment. There is also the
free education that comes to all youngsters. But
beyond these does the society really support the emergence and
full flowering of the individual. When She respects the
individual and does everything to support the prosperity, health,
psychological happiness, and personal growth of the individual,
then the society will have reached an evolutionary milestone. At
that point, whenever the individual looks around, he will see
that all of his life efforts --from the material to the vital
and mental -- are truly supported in some manner; that he is
not left to merely fend on his own. He will see that he can
take any risk, initiate any venture, seek to discover the
fulfillment of all parts of his being. He will be encouraged to
move upward at every plane of his being. When society values the
individual in this way, the individual will work for the All
that is society, further strengthening it in return.
This is the support of the individual person, and then there is a
further stage where society supports the True Individual.
The True Individual is the soul spark of that person that can flourish
in the world, capable of attracting the infinite potential of life. If
society opens itself and supports not only the economic fulfillment of
Man, but also the psychological and spiritual development, then She will
be an existence more worth being born into. Man will be born into the Vast Boon of
this wider and deeper social framework. That potential True Individual can then look around
and sense the society fully supports his attempt to be fulfilled at all
planes -- physical, vital, mental; as well as the spiritual. He will
feel encouraged to explore the psychological richness of life. He will
also feel that connecting to the spirit within and the spiritual Force
above is a natural part of being human; that in fact society
encourages it. That will enable him to move within to the
depths, to the very soul, which will give him an overwhelming
power to invoke good fortune for himself, as well as the society
around him. By being psychological and spiritually encouraged, the
True Individual will create infinite benefit for himself and the world
around him. At that point the individual and the society
move into a state of hyper progress and personal and societal
growth, which is evolution, that can culminate in transformation
of life on earth to a New Way of Living.
Individual Supported by Social Change
The birth of the individual, understood as mental individuality,
must be preceded by so many attributes of the society. These
attributes will be positive as well as negative. The positive
will be in the ascendancy. The negative will be receding. What
recedes may sometimes rise in strength and dominate the whole.
Google, the US, and True Individuality
The author of a BusinessWeek article quotes someone from Google: "that while the 20th century was all about conquering nature, the 21st century will be about understanding people."
If we look around we will see that these emerging times is about the emergence and support of the individual, which each person can blossom in full in all areas of his or her life. Interestingly, it is the US that demonstrates such individuality the most, which in turn explains whys she is the leader of the world. I.e. the US is a nation of true individuality.
And yet it is companies like Google who are on the front lines that are driving America to the forefront of thinking for one's self, and not blindly following the herd. It is youth, like the young founders of Google, who are thinking most broadly and deeply; or as they say "out of the box." And it's these sort of people that invariably bring about the greatest change and have the most impact on society.
True individuality seems to be emerging in the world, and Google, US, and its young, innovative leaders are leading the way.
True Individual in Society
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True Spiritual Individual in Society
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MSS Paper: Social Organization & Individuality
Money, Internet as Social
Powers that Expand the Individual Infinitely
In money movement and
Internet we can begin to see how the individual capacity to enable the
infinite potential of life into his own life is amplified through society.
Organization Turns Ideals
It is sad to see how the
ideals and truths of great men and movements are turned into falsehoods
through an organization established for the ideal. The true power,
strength, and truth of the ideal comes from the individual, not the
institution set up to organize the ideal. The organization corrupts it,
ruins it. (E.g. the UN itself is undemocratic, in its Security Council, as
it values democracy and equality; Napoleon turns away from his mission and
puts relatives in place as he resorts back to organization of government;
the USSR creates false government structure to implement its social
values; a guru's or thinkers profound insights turn to falsehood through
the organization created, etc.)
The truth of the Force of
evolution that is behind the emerging of new great forces and developments
in the world manifests through the ideals of the awakened Individual, not
through the falsehood of the organization that is set up to further the
ideal, which corrupts it. (Paraphrase of MSS)
On Bringing Geniuses
to the Fore of Society
We can nurture the genius individuals that are emerging in life, and help
bring them to the fore of society, collective, or group. If we were to
search for such individuals we should look out for the following market
-Behind, it will lurk as essence of talent, a conceptual comprehension of
the field hitherto unknown.
-Such people would be ridiculed in their own work spot.
-The potential candidates will be, more often than not, QUIET and will be
lost inside themselves.
In essence such genius is the Spirit emerging in that individual in a new
form. He or she are potential pioneers of the NEW, embodying the ever-new,
i.e. creative manifestations of the Divine Spirit in forms of Force in
life. (Expansion on ideas of MSS)
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Individual and Society
The Relation between the Rise of the
Individual and the Collective
The individual rises on the strength of
endowments drawn from the collective.
The collective fulfills itself through
the differentiation of the individual.
(from 'The Book' by Garry Jacobs)
Fulfillment of Society and the
Individual through One Another
Society fulfills itself through the
uniqueness of its individual members.
The individual fulfills itself by
universalizing to identify with the
whole society. Both give expression to
something beyond either of them which is
trying to manifest. (from The Book by
[Society fulfills itself through the
uniqueness of its individual members.]
When I express my true individuality,
unencumbered by the herd, and guided by
my Inner Being and Soul, I have
knowledge that enables me to accomplish
infinitely, giving that benefit to the
whole society. Imagine then what many
True Individuals would bring.
fulfills itself by universalizing to
identify with the whole society.]
Yesterday, I read a quote by Sri
Aurobindo (in Adventures of
Consciousness by Satprem) where Bhagavan
says that the Integral Yoga is not just
for one's own progress, evolution, and
transformation, but for the entire
society. Thus, the yoga has an added
complexity and burden for the person
engaged in it. Looking at it from
another perspective, we universalize
when we go out of Ego, which connects us
to the wider sphere (the collective,
society). It is easiest to do this from
a poise of the Soul, where there is an
inherent oneness. Plus opening to Her
Force gives us great power over life
that affects not just us, but the wider
expression to something beyond either of
them which is trying to manifest.] The
Will to express Real Ideas is the
Intention of the Infinite Divine. We as
individuals, and the society as a whole,
can be increasingly receptive to that
which is trying to manifest, to bring
divinity to the details of life.
Your statement says
the same thing from slightly different
perspective. Thanks for the remark!
The Individual and the Subconscious
-The pioneering individual makes the
-The Individual is a product of the
-Society is a
collective with the surface consciousness and a subconscious of the
individual in any society, particularly the pioneering individual,
is more conscious than the collective mass.
The subconscious achievement becoming
conscious accomplishment is through the individual pioneer.
The individual in any society, particularly
the pioneering individual, is more conscious than the collective
mass. Precisely speaking, the social mind is conscious and the
social body is the subconscious.
The subconscious awareness of the society is
so powerful that it is capable of compelling its pioneers to be
The collective is subconscious. It matures in
the individual. The conscious individual is the result of maturity
in the subconscious. [Sri Karmayogi, MSS]