“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” — Krishnamurti
The five fundamental principles of Progressive Utilization Theory (aka PROUT)
In 1962, Sarkar formally outlined Prout in sixteen aphorisms (see Chapter 5 of Ananda Sutram). The last five aphorisms (5:12-16) are commonly referred to as the five fundamental principles of Prout. These five principles are deemed to be fundamental because it would be difficult to get a clear understanding of Prout without comprehending the underlying concepts of these principles, the interrelationship of the principles, and their respective areas of application.
The five aphorisms from Ananda Sutram translate into English as follows:
An initial glimpse of these five principles first appeared in Sarkar's earlier work, Idea and Ideology.