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All molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, positrons and neutrons are the veritable expressions of the same Supreme Consciousness. Those who remember this reality, who keep this realisation ever alive in their hearts, are said to have attained perfection in life. They are the real devotees, the real bhaktas.  When the devotional practice does not remain confined to a mere practice but instead is elevated to a devotional sentiment, a devotional mission, to the realm of devotional ideation – when the underlying spirit of humanism is extended to everything, animate and inanimate, in this universe – I have designated this as Neohumanism. This Neohumanism will elevate humanism to universalism, the practice of love for all created beings of this universe.[i]

What is this Neohumanism? Neohumanism is humanism of the past, humanism of the present and humanism – newly-explained – of the future. Explaining humanity and humanism in a new light will widen the path of human progress, will make it easier to tread.  Neohumanism will give new inspiration and provide a new interpretation for the very concept of human existence. It will help people understand that human beings, as the most thoughtful and intelligent beings in this created universe, will have to accept the great responsibility of taking care of the entire universe – will have to accept that the responsibility of the entire universe rests with them.

So then what is Neohumanism?  Humanism newly explained and newly propagated is Neohumanism – the philosophy which will make people understand that they are not merely ordinary creatures. This philosophy will liberate them from all inferiority feelings and defects and make them aware of their own importance; it will inspire them to build a new world.[ii] 

[i] Devotional Sentiment and  Neohumanism, 21 February 1982

EE7, Published in:

Discourses on Neohumanist Education [a compilation]

The Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism

Universal Humanism [a compilation]

Note:   We have replaced the word “cult” from EE7 sources, here and elsewhere, with the word “practice” to avoid confusion, as in these sources the word “cult” is used in the spirit of cultivating, while in some cultures the word “cult” refers to a particular religious sect.

[ii] Neohumanism is the Ultimate Shelter, 29 March, 1982

EE7, Published in:

The Liberation of Intellect: Neohumanism

Prout in a Nutshell Part 8 [a compilation]



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