Posted by Vishva News Reporter on September 29, 2003

In these present times of era called kli-yug, we all humankind do all our kARm in life mainly for the sake of earning wealth to sustain one's own life, to fulfill one's own desires and wishes. And then after doing that we do all our kARm to sustain and fulfill the desires and wishes of others at our own freewill of discretion and pleasure. This is what veD calls aDHaaARmik way of life. The DHaaARmik way of life is to do all our kARm in life as per the rules and requirements of DHARm as stated in veD = SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE.....

The above lifestyle leads the majority of humankind to say if one has luxury in life or not. Also that mean if one does not have luxury in life then one is in poverty or at the gate of poverty....In Webster's Third International Dictionary, LUXURY is defined as:

  • Leacher, Lust
  • an habitually sumptuous environment or way of life
  • an elegant appointment or material aid to the achievement of luxury
  • a nonessential item or service that contributes to luxurious living : an indulgence in ornament or convenience beyond the indispensable minimum
  • Extravagance
  • a means or source of pleasurable experience or personal satisfaction as in  COMFORT, SELF-INDULGENCE
  • of or relating to luxury or luxuries or catering to luxurious tastes : SUMPTUOUS, NONESSENTIAL as in luxury liner or luxury resort or luxury goods or laughter, a luxury reflex, is without survival value.
  • the absorption of nitrogen or potash from the soil by a crop in excess of crop needs.
  • LUXURIOUS: of, relating to, or expressive of especially unrestrained gratification of the senses often : LECHEROUS, SENSUAL, VOLUPTUOUS
    •  pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence : SYBARITIC
    •  LUXURIANT ; synonyms LUXURIOUS, SUMPTUOUS, and OPULENT can apply to something obviously or ostentatiously rich or magnificent.
    •  LUXURIOUS implies choice and costly and is often used to refer to that which provides unusual physical ease and gratification
    •  synonym: SENSUOUS

To understand more veD about the above please click on the next line to understand deistic life philosophy of Jean Rousseau (1712-1778) which will make more sense of the above ......(This posting was submitted by SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai miisTRii of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. PVAF and SRii chmpklaal would like YOUR thoughts on the above or any life anecdotes you may have on the truth or falsity of the above...just click on the POST A COMMENT in the header of this posting and write away as much as you wish....)

 JEAN ROUSSEAU (1712-1778)

The following is a quote from Jean Rousseau (1712-1778) who was a  French deistic philosopher and author of great fame through his contribution to the social and religious thinking to be practiced by humankind in Europe in his times.

"Luxury either comes of riches or
makes them necessary.

 Luxury corrupts at once rich and poor,
 Luxury corrupts the rich by possession;
 Luxury corrupts the poor by covetousness;

 Luxury sells the country to softness and vanity.

Luxury takes away from the State all its citizens,
 to make them slaves one to another, and
 to make one and all slaves to public opinion."

Deistic means one who believes in deism.

Deism means: a rationalistic movement of the 17th and 18th centuries whose adherents generally subscribed to a natural religion based on human reason and morality, on the belief in one God who after creating the world and the laws governing it refrained from interfering with the operation of those laws, and on the rejection of every kind of supernatural intervention in human affairs

Rousseau reacted against the artificiality and corruption of the social customs and institutions of the time. He was a keen thinker, and was equipped with the weapons of the philosophical century and with an inspiring eloquence.

To these qualities were added a pronounced egotism, self-seeking, and an arrogance that led to bitter antagonism against his revolutionary views and sensitive personality, the reaction against which resulted in a growing misanthropy.

 Error and prejudice in the name of philosophy, according to him, had stifled reason and nature, and culture, as he found it, had corrupted morals.

In Emile he presents the ideal citizen and the means of training the child for the State in accordance with nature, even to a sense of God. This "nature gospel" of education, as Goethe called it, was the inspiration, beginning with Pestalozzi, of world-wide pedagogical methods.

The most admirable part in this is the creed of the vicar of Savoy, in which, in happy phrase, Rousseau shows a true, natural susceptibility to religion and to God, whose omnipotence and greatness are published anew every day.

The Social Contract, on the text that all men are born free and equal, regards the State as a contract in which individuals surrender none of their natural rights, but rather agree for the protection of them.

Most remarkable in this projected republic was the provision to banish aliens to the state religion and to punish dissenters with death.

The Social Contract became the text-book of the French Revolution, and Rousseau's theories as protests bore fruit in the frenzied bloody orgies of the Commune as well as in the rejuvenation of France and the history of the entire Western world.

(The above extracts on Jean Rousseau are from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Jean Rousseau)

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