Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sri Aurobindo on Dharma vs. Democracy

"It has been said that democracy is based on the rights of man; it has been replied that it should rather take its stand on the duties of man; but both rights and duties are European ideas. Dharma is the Indian conception in which rights and duties lose the artificial antagonism created by a view of the world, which makes selfishness the root of action, and regain their deep and eternal unity. Dharma is the basis of democracy which Asia must recognize, for in this lies the distinction between the soul of Asia and the soul of Europe". (India's Rebirth by Sri Aurobindo). # posted by swamijyoti @ 12:48 PM Sanjeev Nayyar www.esamskriti.com

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