What do we mean by human values?
It means to treat joys and sorrows, hopes and aspirations sympathetically, and see them merged in cosmic consciousness and established in divine majesty. And, if one is to elevate oneself to that sublime height, he/she will need an environment suitable to his/her physical, mental and spiritual existence.
Everyone has the right to make headway in their trifarious existence. It is the duty of society to accord reecognition to this human right. Only then will sorrow and suffering end.
No one can say for certain that from among the less privileged, the poor and the marginalized, no great person could’ve emerged. If their agony had been appreciated sympathetically, and if they had been rehabiliated by society, surely their potential would find expression.
Every course of action of society is ought to be judged with an eye to the dictum, “Human beings are divine children!”
The wisdom of society lies in moving together. If, in the course of journey, anybody lags behind, we should extend a hand to help them, and rekindle their lamps with the flames of our lamps.
However, when the question of social responsibilities arise, it must be considered with great care. Irresponsible people cannot be entrusted with social responsibility, because those who shoulder social responsibility, will have to lead humanity on the path of developement.
Social responibility should be entrusted to thosee who are capable of discharging it creditably.
If ‘moralism’ is the starting point — point of the journey of society, then those who are at its helm must be moralists. And, since society aims to establish universalism, those people must be universalists. And, if the gap between moralism and universal humanism is to be bridged,
“Spiritual sadhana is a must.”
So, those people must practice rigorous sadhana. Their philosophy of life must be,
“Morality is the base, Sadhana is the means, and Life Divine is a goal….”