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Humanism
(A Philosophical Work)
BY
JAI PRITHVI BAHADUR SINGH (NEPAL)
1928AD.

 
 

 

The Book deals with the problem of human troubles and the remedy therefor.
It begins with the discussion of the so-called causes of man's trouble- natural, social and mental dealing with the macro-cosmic and the micro-cosmic worlds, the evolution of the human society and of the Hindu cast system, and the nature, place and function of mind in the human constitution. Then, it deals with the real cause of man's troubles.
Next, it deals on to the problem of knowledge and its acquisition. Here, it discusses the significance and the aspects of learning; deals with the ideas, merits and defects of the modern or the Western, and the ancient or the Eastern particularly Aryan-Systems of education; leads on to the question of self-culture, touching open concentration attention or pranayama; and ends with a chapter on true knowledge.
Then the book discusses the several theories concerning the origin of the universe, and gives elaborately its one version of the coming and the progress of the universe. In this connection, it deal with the make-up of man; his place and purpose in the universe; the law of action and re-action or Karma; life and its continuity, and death and life after it.
Finally, the book studies the reality in man or as to 'Who is a real man?' Then, it considers religion as the means to release that reality. Here, it studies the origin and nature of religion and the necessity for it; the relation between religion and life an religion and sin, discussing the origin and aspects of sin and its opposite. The book also studies the question of practical religion, dealing among other things, with what constitute Atheism and Theism, and the relation between two; and symbolism, its significance, use and abuse. In conclusion, it discusses the remedy for human troubles, explaining what Humanism means and stands for.

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