DrK.Loganathan,Thursday, July 15, 1999
The Forms of War: the Wars of Greed
Politics is impossible without war and in fact it is the warring nature of man that has brought about politics with a LEADER who provides the essential security without which a nation cannot sustain itself and prosper economically. There must be safety and security for the life and wealth people earn and establish possessive relationships over them. A leader who fails to provide this security and trust will soon lose the confidence of the people and will be pulled down from leadership position. The failure to provide the economic security may also be because of corruption and selfishness in which the ORIGINAL PROMISE of economic security for the common people is undermined. The selfish leader who misuses the POWER of LEADERSHIP to hoard wealth for himself fails in providing the economic security of the people through a process of DEPRIVATION of what rightfully belongs to the common man.
It is economic imbalances and the inherent GREED of man for economic wealth that leads to wars of the bloody types in which one group of people are killed or subjugated or into slaves and their wealth confiscated. The various sorts of colonization that we see in History , massacres of the powerless, the plundering raids in which a country is devastated and all the wealth stolen are examples of this war. One tribe also wages war with the neighboring tribes to possess their women and through that bring about the dealth of that tribe itself so that there is no competition. Racial hatred, economic greed , religious bigotry , personal arrogance and so forth cannot but result in bloody wars of various kinds.
mathaveRiyin eethamilpiRa veRiyin
muuLum poorellaam muutappoor
ãÙõ §À¡¦ÃøÄ¡õ ã¼ô§À¡÷
PuNNumiz kuruthi pUrithuNNa
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The Forms of War: The Wars of Justice
Over and above the above wars of greed and
hatred , there are wars waged , equally bloody perhaps but not because
of greed and hatred for the sake of JUSTICE and RIGHT. These are
the aRappoor, the wars that are waged to safeguard JUSTICE and they
are against forces within and outside that introduce injustice into the
social fabric undermining the very foundation of sociality and polity.
The society in which there is no place for JUSTICE ceases to have that
element that makes possible social intercourses of all kinds including
the economic transactions. If businessmen have no JUSTICE in
their dealings, mutual distrust comes to prevail and slowly suspicion
and hatred develops leading to the desire to destroy each other.
Political leadership that cares not for JUSTICE eventually earns the hatred
of the multitude and are thrown out either peacefully or vilolently.
thiRappOr thiing kaRRathu
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nenjsakaththaar nuRuththum pOr
¦¿ïº¸ò¾¡÷ ¿¢ÕòÐõ §À¡÷
anbin aakum aRappOr
«ýÀ¢ É¡Ìõ «Èô§À¡÷
The primary motivation for the wars of JUSTICE is the happiness and prosperity of the ordinary man and they can be waged only by the TRUTHFUL and HONEST and lives with genuine LOVE for humanity. A man fights against injustice only because he is moved by a genuine LOVE for the people. A society of selfish individuals with total INDIFFERENCE for the plights for the downtrodden and needy will never see wars of justice. Such a community of people will naturally decline and either become slaves to another group or indulge in mutual self destruction.
Forms of War: the War of Enlightenment
The best form of war and perhaps the highest form is that of ArutpOr, the war of enlightenment. The enemy is not people or even the INJUSTICE that pervades but rather the METAPHYSICAL IGNORANCE that is root cause of decline of man towards injustice and corruption and later into the banal bestiality. It is PEDAGOGIC in nature and has as its goal the CULTURE and EDUCATION of man so that he exists a life of philosophic UNDERSTANDING that secures social cohesion through mutual understanding
anbin arutpOr aaNavam
avampOkki amaithi vaLarkka
«Åõ§À¡ì¸¢ «¨Á¾¢ ÅÇ÷ì¸
It is motivated not simply by love for the ordinary man, he who suffers social injustice of whatever kind but rather a UNIVERSAL LOVE that seeks to uplift man into higher level of civilization, to make him EVOLVE into a higher kind of species in which there is the complete destruction of EGO , understanding itself full of PREJUDICES of various kinds. What is desired in such wars are the PURIFICATION of the soul itself so that nothing mean and meager would emerge in the bosom of man.
There is NO KILLING but only the transformation of the individuals into the enlightened who would not entertain anything low and unbecoming.
konRu arutsinthaik koNdu
vaRsinthai pOkum valaththa
Åüº¢ó¨¾ §À¡Ìõ ÅÇò¾
What they seek to do is to draw the attention
of man towards the INNER CONSCIENCE that always provides the right sense
of direction for their praxis, all the practical existence of ordinary
life. Where man is made to listen to the inner voice , he is
guarded against anything EVIL and IGNOBLE and will never do anything UNETHICAL
nenjcan thuLaiththu nedunjcevikaL vaLarththu
thunjcumud kuralinthoni vaLarkkum
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