quarta-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2011

Spiritual Perspective Of Citizenship

We are used to position the concept of citizenship only in the relations human State; it is the space of the social and political relations, where we elect the managers of public administration having as aim the public well being. Plato, in The Republic, structures his form of govern based in the vision that the philosopher would be the ideal leader, “the authentic government, which should not aim at its personal interests, but those of the ruled.”
Would the philosophers of nowadays be on this condition? Maybe. We know that the excellence of the professions fundamentally lies in the character of the practitioners of these professions, much more than only on their abilities. The training of the woman or man on the course of their duties concerns education and ethics and their moral implications. Ethics that sustains the pillars of citizenship based on the moral laws, without being dogmatized, politicized in the sense of the prevalence of power games in detriment of the basic needs of the individuals.
It seems to us that Spiritism touched the bottom of these issues, by encouraging the exercise of fraternal solidarity. Socrates idealizes a society where the beings would give up power for the common well being, however, we are far from this. The Superior Spirits of the spiritist Codification pointed us to the path of self knowledge and of self education. Allan Kardec integrates these teachings when he tells us about the Intellectual - Moral Aristocracy as the last phase of human growth, where we would direct our behavior based on Wisdom and Fraternity. Léon Denis welcomes this guidance and idealizes a socialist society, in the true sense of the term, without ideolo-gies, which have much afflicted the human beings, little or nothing doing for their ennoblement. Herculano Pires touches upon this issue, telling us about the spiritist cosmossociology, goal of the Spirit that transits between dimensions apparently opposed.
The question is not closed. Still a lot remain to us to do, to meditate, to become aware of, to teach, to be. Let us take the initiative.
(Sonia Theodoro da Silva - Published in The Journal of Psychological Studies - Year IV l Issue N° 19)