A sage has said, society
is the collective movement of a group of individuals who have decided to move together towards a common goal. And whether people are sinners, thieves, criminals or characterless individuals, they are so only superficially; internally, they are filled with the potential for purity. The principal object of the sadvipras – physically fit, mentally strong and spiritually elevated – is to explore and bring this potentiality into play. They will accord human value to everyone without exception. Those who have done hateful crimes must be punished, but sadvipras will never hate them.Once, when many people refused to attend to the ailing non-Hindu Haridas, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu could not remain indifferent. He took Haridas in his arms and nursed him, respecting human values. However, social responsibility must be considered with great care. The collective body of those engaged in the concerted effort to bridge the gap between the first expression of morality and establishment in universal humanism
is called society. So, social responsibility should be entrusted to those who are capable of discharging it credibly.
If moralism is the starting point of society’s journey, then those who are at its helm must be moralists. And since society aims to establish universalism, those people must be Universalists. And if the gap between moralism and universal humanism is to be bridged, spiritual sadhana is a must, so those people must practise rigorous sadhana. Their philosophy of life must be: morality is the base, sadhana is the means, and life divine is the goal.