Tuesday, November 03, 2015

India vs UK

Exhibit A

GDP of India per capita in 2014 was $1627 (current USD).

GDP of UK per capita in 1830 was $1750 (current USD).

Exhibit B

Literacy rate of India in 2001 was 64.8%

Literacy rate of UK in 1830 was 65%

Exhibit C

In  his 1694 essay "Of Identity and Diversity", John Locke writes:
For, supposing a rational spirit be the idea of a man, it is easy to know what is the same man, viz. the same spirit- whether separate or in a body- will be the same man.
Supposing a rational spirit vitally united to a body of a certain conformation of parts to make a man; whilst that rational spirit, with that vital conformation of parts, though continued in a fleeting successive body, remains, it will be the same man. But if to any one the idea of a man be but the vital union of parts in a certain shape; as long as that vital union and shape remain in a concrete, no otherwise the same but by a continued succession of fleeting particles, it will be the same man.
In his twentieth century work called "Forty Verses on Reality", Ramana Maharishi writes:
30. If one enquires ‘Who am I?’ within the mind, the individual ‘I’ falls down abashed as soon as one reaches the Heart and immediately Reality manifests itself spontaneously as ‘I-I’. Although it reveals itself as ‘I’, it is not the ego but the Perfect Being, the Absolute Self.

31. For Him who is immersed in the bliss of the Self, arising from the extinction of the ego, what remains to be accomplished? He is not aware of anything (as) other than the Self. Who can apprehend his State?

1 comment:

zrini said...

am i right in inferring that you are setting up the stage for inference that pragmatism has resulted in better progress than the Self-ish philosophy? :).