Published in IJCP March 2022
Spiritual Update
The Science of Power
March 10, 2022 | ijcp

Power is the potential to impact others to get a work done the way you want it.

There has been an evolution in the way power works. There was an era when Brahmins ruled using the power of knowledge. Then Kshatriyas ruled using their physical power. Then came the era of Vaishyas ruling with the power of money and a time will come when Shudras will rule with the power of their work.

In one of his lectures, Deepak Jain from Kellogg’s said that the world has seen eras of physical power, economical power and the time has come that it will now be ruled by the power of human resources.

Former Governor of Mizoram AR Kohli, in one of his talks, said that there are four types of powers governing the universe – physical power, economical power, the power of the chair (ego) and the power of the human resource, which is based on consciousness.

Everyone has these four inherent powers. The physical power is based on fear, tamas and rajas. The economical and the power of chair are associated with one’s ego and rajas. The power of human resource is linked to the soul, consciousness and Satva. The physical power is at the level of body, economic power is at the level of mind, the power of chair is at the level of intellect and ego, while the power of human resources is at the level of soul. The power of human resource is based on Dharma and is universally accepted by all religions.

According to Mahabharata, the various powers include the power of human resource (righteousness or Yudhishthir), power to remained focused (Arjun), power to fight injustice (Bheem), power to help others (Sahdev) and power to remain neutral during any adversity (Nakul).

In Vedic sciences, these powers are also defined as Ichhashakti (the power of desires to be with the consciousness), Kriyashakti (the power to do selfless work), Gyanshakti (the power to learn about consciousness), Chittashakti (the power to take consciousness-based decisions) and Anandshakti (the power of inner happiness).

The power of human resources is focused on nurturing relationships. It is not based on the principles of survival of the fittest, which is an animal behavior. The power of human resource addresses training and developing everyone to survive and become the fittest of the fit.