4. The increase in the standard of living of the people is the indication of the vitality of society.

4th socio-economic principle of Prout

The increase in the standard of living of the people is the indication of the vitality of society.

Purport: Meritorious people should certainly receive greater amenities compared to the level of minimum necessities allocated to people in general, and there should be never ending efforts to raise the level of minimum necessities. For example, today common people need bicycles whereas meritorious people need motorcars, but there should be proper efforts to provide common people with motorcars also. After everybody has been provided with a motorcar, it may perhaps be necessary to provide each meritorious person with an airplane. After providing every meritorious person with an airplane, efforts should be made to also provide every common person with an airplane, raising the level of minimum necessities. In this way efforts for rising the level of minimum necessities should go on endlessly, and on this endeavor shall depend the all round material prosperity and development of humanity.

Ananda Sutram 1962

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