This is the tenth and concluding part of Dr. Prabhakar Kamath’s latest series on Managing Life Without God and Religion In The Twenty First Century.
Articles By: Prabhakar Kamath
Within a few months, Consumers’ Forum of Udupi became well known across the state as a principled, selfless and fearless organization, which taught people how to fight nonviolently for their rights.
In this article Dr. Prabhakar Kamath uses the powerful examples set by Gandhi to describe the basic principles of Satyagraha, a nonviolent method of social action to tackle injustice perpetrated by a dominant social force against a weaker social entity.
In this eighth part of his series on Managing Life Without God and Religion, Dr. Kamath presents an 8-step method for Citizen-Activists to employ in dealing effectively with the “corrupt and recalcitrant bureaucracy” that is the Government of India.
In the seventh part of his series on Managing Life Without God and Religion, Dr. Kamath presents an approach to understanding culture-specific behaviors of people, in the interests of organizing citizen-activism groups.
Dr. Prabhakar Kamath describes the methods that can help empowered activists organize young men and women into a force of Citizen-Activists for collective action against corruption.
Dr. Kamath describes how people’s paralytic behavior actually contributes to increased corruption in the government and why the Lokpal system might actually make paralytic behavior worse. He also suggests an alternative to the Lokpal system.
Developing rational thinking is only the first step towards becoming Nirmukta (liberated) from the shackles of the old belief systems. In the long run, corresponding action for social change is needed.
Rationalists and secular humanists that reject the Old Belief System as obsolete for managing life in the twenty-first century are obligated to offer India’s young men and women a simple alternative belief system….
Most unorthodox Hindu parents participate in Hindu ceremonies not knowing their true significance… Not much thinking is involved in their ritualistic behavior.