Drishtantaism— an ultramodern Lokayata (mostly known as Charvaka) philosophy of Indian subcontinent, which comes to the notice of intellectuals in the late 2010s. It was proposed by Shobuj Taposh as the next Philosophy of Post modernism, and founded with the mixture of the Eastern and Western theories.
The fundamental principles of Drishtantaism may be summarized in three “concepts“:
01. God + Allah = There is nothing.
02. Neither theist nor atheist, but religious.
03. Be good only for saving yourself and the world.
In the three principles, the political side of Drishtantaism has been exposed. Here, God isn’t neglected at all; but to create conflict setting the question of God in explaining the complicated world is not indulged. The philosophy doesn’t take importantly opposing to God.
God and Allah:
According to Drishtantoism, the given equations below are not appropriate:
God + Allah = 0,
God + God = 2God (if God = Allah),
Allah + Allah = 2Allah (if Allah = God),
God + Allah = Gallohad.
Allah cannot be God. It is believed that Allah gives The Quran, and God gives the Bible. If the Quran and the Bible are not same matter, then God plus Allah is not equal to 0. So, God + Allah = there is nothing. Besides, because of being a number, the summation of the two may not be 0. God ≠ Allah. Because all Christians do not read the Quran, do not maintain the Eid festival; in reverse order, all Muslims do not read the Bible; do not maintain the Christmas. For this, without opposing, Drishtantaism avoids any divine/Godly matter.
Neither theist nor atheist, but religious:
Drishtantaism is a philosophy that is neither for theism nor for atheism; but it trusts that man is naturally religious. Carl Jung said, “Our mind (psyche) is, by nature, religious”. His claim is theistic. Because he, depending on his cognition/feeling at the time of speaking on dream, said, “I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force.” (quoted it from his autobiography, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, 1962). So, Drishtantoistic religion is different from theistic religion. What is the Drishtantaistic religion? According to the philosophy, a man’s natural and biological behavior is his religion. Here faith is avoided. Shobuj Taposh claimed: if a man is devoted to his body and nature, he needs no faith. Nature means a man’s surroundings. Homeland is mainly considerable. The philosophy avoids faith, as it loves man. But faith is contempt to a man. Because of remaining the matter of ‘slavery’ and ‘mastery’ here, the philosophy doesn’t receive it cordially. Besides, being near at belief, faith is to a great extent God-based. But because of being neither for theist nor for atheist, the philosophy avoids God. To Taposh, if a man is devoted to his body and nature, he must be sympathetic to the world, must neglect otherness. In this sphere, the philosophy is near at Postcolonialism. In Drishtantaism, Patriotism is accepted as main religion.
Be good only for saving yourself and the world:
The philosophy requests man to be good ethically. If a man becomes so, he will express honest courage for saving himself. In this way, if all men save themselves ethically, the world will be saved from all the problems: religion-based belligerency, terrorism and all kinds of conflict. In the principle, God is not neglected but avoided. Here avoidance doesn’t mean opposing God but staying at a distance from the being. According to the philosophy, by opposing/neglecting traditional religion, it is not possible to have worldly peace. Again by giving importance to it, it is not possible to have worldly peace too. The principle is somewhat influenced by the moral philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Kant said, do duty for sake of duty. The imperative is totally unconditional. According to philosophy, man will do duty for saving himself and the world.