THE PHILOSOPHY THAT CAN BE ENLIVED ....
Revered Dadaji is activist philosopher, also can be seen as
a social scientist or a social reformer. According to Rev.Dadaji, philosophy,
which is a science of reality, should not become merely an intellectual jugglery
of cold logic and refined language. It should be both a view and a way of
life applicable to common man as well as the scholar. Philosophy must affect
life, transform it and also elevate it. A philosophy which fails to transform
and elevate our live from merely human to the divine level : then only two
alternatives follow; either we have not understood our philosophy or philosophy
not worth studying. The fruits of the study of philosophy are foresight and
Rev. Dadaji's philosophy is both life transforming and life
elevating. A philosopher accorign to Rev. Dadaji is jnanpurna (full of wisdom),
bhav-purna (full of kindness and emotions) and Kruti Sheel (ever engaged in
elevating human spirit). Rev. Dadaji's philosopher is a friend and guide of
the mankind. Philosophy not only satisfies intellectual curiosity but also
enhances the emotional, aesthetic, moral and spiritual dimensions of human
personality. It enriches life and gives meaning and purpose to human existence.
This self-assertion, self-awareness and self-esteem removes
gradually many evils and weaknesses from man and bring gradual transformation
and elevation of life.
Understanding of indwelling God establishes relationship of Divine Brotherhood
between man and man under the fatherhood of God. Once we accept the doctrine
of Rev. Dadaji's indwelling God, then, there is established a bridge between
man and man. Though one man differs from another man, still there is common
bond between them and that bond is the indwelling presence of God. Thus the
relationship through God, through Bhakti becomes self-transcending. One can
raise gradually from reverence to oneself, reverence to other human selves,
reverence to plant life, animal life and finally reverence to the entire creation
of God. All the barriers built by man get destroyed and man becomes citizen
of kingdom of God.
According to Rev. Dadaji the best study of the mankind is man
himself. The central focus of Rev. Dadaji's attention and concern is man.
Rev. Dadaji is not much interested in building theories of cosmology and epistemology.
According to Rev. Dadaji, all the problems of a modern man are due to alienation
of man from himself and his creator. The remedy is Swadhyay (Self-knowledge
/ Self development ). For Rev. Dadaji to be is to be related. The individual
is a spark/part of The Divine. One owes one's existence to god who is the
inner most aspect of our total being. The continuous awareness of this indwelling
divinity restores human dignity and one starts adoring and respecting one