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AlochanaamR^itaMMan's Quest and HinduismBrahmajnana, Yoga
and Dharma are the three essentialities of Hinduism; wherever it
travels, these three must
philosophy may compel the homage of the intellectual, Sankhya attract
the admiration of the analytical mind, Buddha capture the rationalist
in search of a less material synthesis than the modern
scientist's continual Annam Brahma [Matter
is Supreme], but these are only
intellectualities. The world
at large does not live by the pure intellect... A goal
of life, a practice of perfection and a rational, yet binding law of
conduct, - these are man's continual quest, and in none of these
demands is modern Science able to satisfy humanity. In reply to
all such wants Science can only cry, Society and again Society and
always Society. But the nature of man knows that Society is not the
whole of life. Yajnavalkya's universal
stands: a man loves and serves Society for the sake of the Self and not
for the sake of Society.
What Science could not provide, India offers:
Brahman for the eternal goal, Yoga for the means of perfection, dharma
(swabhava-niyatam karma) for
the rational yet binding law of conduct.
Therefore, because it has something by which humanity can be satisfied
and on which it can found itself, the victory of the Indian mind is