Overview of the program
People want to be happy.
Modern society is in chaos and confusion, and we sense that essential principles are missing.
Modern society is based on material scientism, which is a false and illogical doctrine.
The Vedic wisdom tradition provides the positive, authentic alternative. It shows how we can live individually and collectively, so that everyone can be happy, and progress materially and spiritually.
The Vedic wisdom helps us to understand and realise four Essential Realities.
- We are conscious, creative, non-physical, spiritual beings, and we can make a positive, authentic difference in our lives and in the world around us.
- The basis of the world in which we live is the Universal Spiritual Being, and the Divine Plan for material and spiritual comfort and progress.
- We have an intimate relationship with the Divine Spiritual Personality as parts to the Whole, and when we take shelter of this relationship, we find strength, understanding, inspiration and love.
We need positive, authentic association where we live, to help us maintain our self-confidence, determination and spiritual realisation.
The Vedic wisdom tradition helps us to understand the following principles, and the rest of the presentation is within the framework of the Vedic wisdom.
We want and need:
- success and abundance
- peaceful order
- spiritual fulfilment.
These are the four essential areas of human need and potential.
There is a Golden Cycle of Success for any desired type of success and happiness. This is:
- to find the supporting principle;
- to practice the effective process;
to learn from results.
We can apply this Golden Cycle to our essential needs as follows.
- For effective loving relationships, the supporting principle is Part and Whole, and the effective process is giving ourselves in mutual relationships.
- For success and abundance, the supporting principle is Work According to Talent, and effective process is giving ourselves in work, and in cooperation with others.
- For peaceful law and order, the supporting principle is Ideal Living According to Values, and effective process is giving ourselves in life, according to ideals and values.
For spiritual fulfilment, the supporting principle is Relationship with the Divine, and effective process is giving ourselves in
relationship with the Supreme, Divine Personality.
The program “Leaders of Leaders» gives the specific understanding, skills and attitude for success in each of these areas (please see Appendix A for more details). It enables and encourages people to take responsibility for themselves, and it trains leaders in each of these areas of need and potential.
That means that we have:
- leaders in relationship
- leaders of engagement
- leaders of ideal living
- leaders of spirituality.
Leaders are those who take responsibility for themselves and others in each of these four areas.
The next step is to make a positive, authentic culture that enables and facilitates people to fulfil their needs and potential in all these areas.
The key is to enable the leaders of all these four areas to cooperate and work together to make a harmonious whole, whose goal is to facilitate the Divine Plan.
The culture of the group refers to the way in which the group carries out its essential processes to facilitate the Divine Plan for material and spiritual comfort and progress.
There are four essential processes in any group or organisation:
- provision and management of resources
The leaders in the various areas have the following responsibilities:
- Leaders in education ensure that people have the education they need for material and spiritual comfort and progress, individually and collectively.
- Leaders in government (rulers) ensure that society acts as a harmonious and effective whole to fulfil its mission and goals, within the framework of authentic ideals and values.
- Leaders of engagement ensure that members engage according to their talents to provide authentic resources to fulfil authentic needs and potential.
- Leaders of work ensure that those within their sphere of influence our loyal members of their groups, communities and organisations.
Leaders of leaders have the following qualities:
- They have a vision of the whole, and understand the underlying principles.
- They have a full relationship with the Supreme, Divine Personality.
- They act as instruments of the Divine to fulfil the Divine Plan, without personal self-interest.