The whole philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is an integral part of the Hindu Philosophy Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is a philosophy that inculcates an understanding that the whole world is one family. It is a philosophy that tries to foster an understanding that the whole of humanity is one family. It is a social philosophy emanating from a spiritual understanding that the whole of humanity is made of one life energy. If the Parmatma is one how then an Atma can be different? If Atma is different how then can it ultimately be dissolved in the Parmatma? If the whole ocean is one how then a drop of the ocean be different from the ocean? If the drop is different from the ocean how then can it ultimately be dissolved in the ocean? It is a Sanskrit phrase meaning that the whole earth is one family. The first word is made up of three Sanskrit words – Vasudha, Eva and Kutumbakam. Vasudha means the earth, Eva means emphasizing and Kutumbakam means a family. It means that the whole earth is just one family. The concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam originates from Hitopadesha. Hitopadesha is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse. According to the author of Hitopadesha, Narayana, the main purpose of creating the Hitopadesha is to instruct young minds the philosophy of life in an easy way so that they are able to grow into responsible adults. It is almost similar to the Panchatantra.
It is a cosmic organization. And it is an organization by the people, of the people, and for the people. It is absolutely organic and existential. It is basically built on the very need of the existence. I strongly believe that the very need of the existence has to be the need of every individual. We are all here to fulfill that individual need and in turn fulfill the very need of the existence. We all in our lives have seen and come across many organizational structures. There are organizations that are commercial and profit making. Their very purpose is economic in nature. Their very objective is profit making. There are organizations that are social organizations. Their very objective is to achieve some kind of social objective by helping people who are not well economically. They all are ultimately dependent on the support of the commercial and political organizations in some way. There are organizations that are political in nature. Their very purpose is to assure and ensure good governance to the people of their country. The very word governance is wrong. Who is governing on whom? The whole purpose of the Government is welfare of the society and peace in the society. The whole objective of a Government is to work towards the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The moment there is a gap in the feeling of oneness in the society it may give rise to injustice and depletion of peace in the society and the same may have many other repercussions. The mind and body are the servants of the Soul or Atma. The Atma or Soul is the servant of Parmatma. Just like there are so many families in a nation, in a similar way the Government is a family of the nation. The Governments have to serve its people. Just observe the digital world. It is a continuously growing world of servers and cliets. The server is a big computer and the client is a small computer. And all the servers are serving the clients. The relationship between the server and the client is that of a mother and a child. The server is always serving the requests of the clients. The servers are not governing the clients. Therefore, to me the word “Government” is a misnomer. It is not serving the very purpose or an objective of the whole system. In the digital world when the servers are serving the clients then why in the human world the Governments are not serving the people? This is really a very strange thing !! All the efforts of the society should ultimately move towards digital and virtual governance. The whole system should be a transparent, online, real-time, collaborative and virtual system.