Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Politics, the 8th Science of Philosophia Indica

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Is Politics a Science ? Yes, it is, it is the Science of the State. In India, it is not Politics which is ruling, it is Poly Tricks, as the nation is held to ransom by politricians !

According to Western Philosophy, it is the seventh science.

In the Indian, it is closely related to Kaulilya's Artha Sastra, the 8th Science of Indian Philosophy !

These are the seven sciences which constitute Western Philosophy.

Ontology - The Science of Being
Epistemology - The Science of Knowledge
Axiology - The Science of Value
Aesthetics - The Science of Beauty
Ethics - The Science of Character
Logic - The Science of the regulative principles of Thought
Politics - the Science of the State.

The divine principle " Do harm to none ( Ahimsa Paramo Dharma ) " is a noble virtue indeed. But this is a spiritual principle and cannot be brought to the mundane plane. If you implement this principle in the state, crime and lawlessness will prevail. Machiavelli in "The Prince" talks about two Dukes. One Duke was kind and hence lawless raised its ugly head in his kingdom. The other one was cruel, but there was perfect discipline in his kingdom. So Machiavelli says' About Cruelty and Clemency - Whether it is better to be loved or feared , to be feared is better | ! He even went to the extent of saying that killing is a legitimate instrument of state policy !

Aurobindo was realistic. He said Love can only win in the end, after a titanic clash " The Law of Vishnu ( Love ) cannot prevail, until debts to Rudra ( war ) are paid" !




Is Politics a Science ? Yes, it is, it is the Science of the State. In India, it is not Politics which is ruling, it is Poly Tricks, as the nation is held to ransom by politricians !

According to Western Philosophy, it is the seventh science. 

In the Indian, it is closely related to Kaulilya's Artha Sastra, the 8th Science of Indian Philosophy !

These are the seven sciences which constitute Western Philosophy.

Ontology - The Science of Being
Epistemology - The Science of Knowledge
Axiology - The Science of Value
Aesthetics - The Science of Beauty
Ethics - The Science of Character
Logic - The Science of the regulative principles of Thought
Politics - the Science of the State. 

The divine principle " Do harm to none ( Ahimsa Paramo Dharma )  " is a noble virtue indeed. But this is a spiritual principle and cannot be brought to the mundane plane.  If you implement this principle in the state, crime and lawlessness will prevail. Machiavelli in "The Prince"   talks about two Dukes. One Duke was kind and hence lawless raised its ugly head in his kingdom. The other one was cruel, but there was perfect discipline in his kingdom. So Machiavelli says' About Cruelty and Clemency - Whether it is better to be loved or feared , to be feared is better | ! He even went to the extent of saying that killing is a legitimate instrument of state policy !

Aurobindo was realistic. He said Love can only win in the end, after a titanic clash " The Law of Vishnu ( Love ) cannot prevail, until debts to Rudra ( war ) are paid"  !
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