Achieving what is right and righteous for the most is one thing and ensuring that the most do what is right for them is another. One has to depend on the concept of the God for the former; and, on democracy, for the latter.
After repeatedly failing to depend on the concept of the God and conducting according to ‘the God’s will’, the man gave up and decided to pawn his destiny in human mind. The democracy, at best, can work like a human mind.
In a democracy, the human mind is expected to create systems for the welfare of man; if the man knows what is good for him, he would do well for himself; if he doesn’t, he will harm him. Those who think that a political system can take care of human welfare without the consent of the human mind are sadly mistaken. The age old thought that the real challenge is educating the human mind can never be replaced with any other thought.
The concept of the God does not do any miracles; it is meant for educating the human mind so that the man can look after himself. Democracy is a great opportunity for a vast majority of people to become aware of what is educating the human mind. But, it also happens to be the biggest challenge before the democracy; because, while democracy depends on what is popular, the popular may not be consistent with the truth.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]