Philosophical Ideas of Swami Vivekananda: Culture, The Psychological Cultivation of The Mind

Year : 2024 | Volume :14 | Issue : 02 | Page : 29-33
By

Seema Arora

  1. Principal Department of Architecture, C T Institute of Higher Studies, Shahpur, Jalandhar Punjab India

Abstract

Man consists of two factors, the mind and the body. Mind with its perception is said to be directly opposed to, though somehow or other familiarly connected with, the body with its extension; for, the mind has no expansion; and the body, consciousness. Now, the consciousness of mind assumes the form of reason in man, while consciousness is the common property of all living beings. Hence is the eminent, yet much damned, definition of man, man is a rational animal. In this way, man has two sides – a higher coherent side; a lesser animal one. A perfect man is he who can work out a perfect synthesis between these two sides of his nature with, of course, the higher controlling the lower, as natural and beneficial. A perfect society also, therefore, is one in which there is such a perfect synthesis between spiritualism and materialism, with, of course, the earlier scheming the latter, as predictable and essential. Society is, of course, a celestial institution. Still, from the practical point of view, its internal divinity, real nature, has to be manifested. And, then this great fact has to be kept in mind, viz. that it has to manifest, and not constructer Truth. As a matter of fact, Truth, real Truth cannot be contrived at all at will; it can be only manifested through wisdom and good sense. Vivekananda’s concept of society, though derived from Vedantik philosophy, seeks to integrate both the spiritualistic and worldly interpretations of both man and society; it is both individualistic and socialistic. Believing in the divine nature of man, Vivekananda seeks to establish a continuum between society, culture and civilization, like the wick, oil and the flame. This approximates the essential view of both man and society.

Keywords: Divine, manifest, consciousness, spiritualism & materialism.

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Volume 14
Issue 02
Received January 15, 2024
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Published May 27, 2024