The Yellow Pill: Conceptual Basis of the Varna System
About the author
Ashish Dalela (Rishiraja Dasa), is an acclaimed author of sixteen books that explain Vedic philosophy in an accessible manner and their relevance to mathematics, physics, biology, psychology, linguistics, sociology, economics, philosophy, and others.
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For more information about the author visit his website at: https://www.ashishdalela.com/.
The term “Yellow Pill” derives from the popular designation of socio-economic-political positions by names like the “Blue Pill” (surrender your individuality to the system), “Red Pill” (fight the system to get your individuality), “Green Pill” (replace the current system by a new one), etc.
In the cacophony of ideologies, the discussion about the moral purpose of life and how it is achieved through society is missing. This book hopes to fill that gap; it talks about how society cannot be organized without a transcending purpose, and when such a purpose exists, the conflicts between competition and cooperation, government and business, the individual and the system, are resolved. It discusses a social model that is neither left-wing nor right-wing, and yet brings the benefits of both systems. This system is based on the ancient theory of Varna or four classes described in the Vedic texts. The book discusses the foundational ideas of this system in the context of modern social, economic, and political theories showing how stability is more important than growth, how localization is more important than globalization, and how a society organized hierarchically based on merit is better than one where everyone pretends to have equal rights.
- Author:Ashish Dalela
- Published:October 11, 2018
- Book/File size:379 pages / 3129 KB
- Formats:Kindle, Paperback