More About the book “Spiritual Economics”

“Lessons in Spiritual Economics from the Bhagavad-gita –
Part 1 Understanding and Solving the Economic Problem”

by Dhanesvara Das

You can also read the Preface, and the Introduction online.

Table of Contents


Conventions Used in this Book


Some Elements of Economics
The Concept of Spiritual Economics
Readers Interested in Spiritual Economics
The Plan of the Book

Chapter One—Understanding Economic Man

Economic Behavior = Human Behavior
Who Am I?
What Am I Doing Here?
The Two Tracks of Material Ego
Material Energy and Its Influence on Human Consciousness
The Different Qualities of Work and Action
The Varieties of Material Happiness
Knowledge According to the Gunas
Understanding and Determination
We Are Conditioned by the Qualities of Matter
The Gunas and the Grand Epochs
The Gunas and the Different Types of Human Nature
     Varna Sankara
The Gunas and the Natural World

Chapter Two—Lust, Envy and Greed

The Development of Lust

Never-Ending Sense Desires
Mind is the Nexus of Lust

Envy—The Scourge of Plentiful Prosperity

The Result of Lust, Jealousy and Pride
Envy is the Fuel of Conspicuous Consumption
Extreme Envy Leads to Self-envy
The Envious Are Intolerant of the Happiness of Others

Greed—Lessons on the Path to Riches

Glamorous Greed
The Path to Never-ending Dissatisfaction
An Economics for Every Consciousness
In the 21st Century These Methods Are Mixed

Chapter Three—The Economics of Goodness

Economics Influenced by Goodness
“I and mine” in Sattvaguna
Historical Examples of Sattvic Society and “Economics”
A Late 20th Century Example
Relationships Are the Foundation of the Sattvic Economy
The Range and Evolution of Economic Practices
Economic Transition in Ladakh

Chapter Four—The Economics of Passion

A Culture in Passion
Shifting from Goodness to Passion
Economics of Passion Influenced by Goodness
Moving Toward Ignorance
Destruction of the Commons
“I and mine” in Rajo-guna
Destruction of the Commonwealth Continues
Economics of Passion Influenced by Tamo-guna
Stifling the Competition
Exploitation of Labor
Divide and Conquer
Creating Unequal Trade
Stealing and Destroying the Wealth of India
Christian Dominion as “I and mine” of Rajo-guna
The Result of Economics in Passion

Chapter Five—The Economics of Ignorance

Economics Influenced Predominantly by Ignorance
“I and mine” in Tamo-guna
Capitalism—the Economic Method of Tamo-guna
Increasing “I and mine” by Theft at the “Local Level”
Increasing “I and mine” by Theft of a Nation
Increasing “I and mine” by Stealing from the Shareholders
Increasing “I and mine” by Stealing from the
Increasing “I and mine” by Slavery
Increasing “I and mine” Through War
Increasing “I and mine” Through Global Enslavement
The World Bank, IMF and Povertization
The “Chicago Boys” and the Globalization of Poverty
How Economic Globalization Works
Increasing “I and mine” by Shock and Suffering
The Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism
A Fabricated Crisis Is As Good As a Real One
Communists and Capitalists-Brothers in Principle

Chapter Six—The Economics of Atheism

Promise Me a Paradise
The False Assumptions of Modern Economics
The Foundation of Atheistic Civilization
Unlimited Personal Private Ownership
We Do Not Create the Results of Our Activities
The Fallacy of Selfish Serving
Corporations Are Real, Necessary and Beneficial
Artificial Persons Rise Above Real Persons
Corporations are Recidivist Criminals
Taking Off the Corporate Mask
Economics’ Black Box
The Value of Paper Money is an Illusion
The Aura of Mystique
How the Money System Works
Is Paper Money a Necessary Feature of an Economy?
The Problems with Money

Money imposes a debt burden on all people of the world
Money Distorts the Natural Social Order
Money Often Creates a Consciousness of Lack
Money Encourages the Cheating Propensity
Money Enables the Manipulation of Markets
Money Enables Thought Control and Indoctrination
The Rights of Money Trump the Rights of Persons
Money is Foremost in the
Money Can Solve All the Problems of Life
Everything has a Price but Nothing Has Value
Money Wastes Time and Effort
Money Fosters a Consciousness of Scarcity

Unexamined Assumptions Tell Us Where the Fault Lies

Chapter Seven—Divine and Demonic Consciousness

The Love of All That is Dead
A Psychology of Evil
Malignant Narcissism and “I and mine”
Definition and Use of the word Psychopath
Political Ponerology—Leadership of the Evil Ones
The Nature of the Psychopath
The Path to Evil
Man’s Inherent Nature — Divine or Demonic?
The Early History of Demonic Control
The Demonic Invade the Earth

Chapter Eight—Understanding and Solving the Economic Problem

Which Way to the Future?
Spiritual Solutions Are Being Called For
Fundamental Changes Are Urgent
Finding that Spiritual Vision
What is the Economic Problem?
The Only Solution
Who is Responsible for the Economic Problems?
Raising Consciousness Through Prayer
Raising Consciousness to Sattva-guna
Chanting of the Lord’s Names is the Way of Success
Kirtan and Japa
The Highest Truth is Reality Distinguished from Illusion


Glossary of Sanskrit Words


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