This is an interview of Dada Vedaprajinananda on the community radio station, WEFT, in Champaign, Il. The host is David Johnson and the program is the World Labor Hour, a weekly broadcast on current events. Dada gives the background of his work in the past 40 years and talks about the Progressive Utilization Theory (Prout) as an alternative to capitalism and Marxism.
This is a lecture (originally delivered as a webinar) on a theory of history developed by Indian philosopher PR Sarkar. The main idea is that each era of history is dominated by a particular mentality embodied by a ruling class. There is a rotation of these classes in history, and the ups and downs of this cycle can be corrected by the emergence of spiritual revolutionaries, known as Sadvipras.
This presentation is based on Human Society Part 2 by PR Sarkar.
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The Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) is a spiritually grounded socio-economic system based on the concept that this universe is a thought-projection of the Cosmic Consciousness and that people should share the resources of the world as members of one common family.
In this podcast Dada Vedaprajinananda outlines the basic components of the theory and explains how it can offer a way out of the present global economic crisis. This audio file has been extracted from a video which can be seen at www.vimeo.com/dadaveda or in the embedded file here: