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Human Consciousness: Level 5

201)  Leaders of the 19th and 20th century were essentially men of No.5 inspired by patriotism, courage or domination.

In the long history of man leaders appeared in the beginning at No.9. As the civilisation moved up, the leaders too started appearing from No.8 or No. 7, etc. It will continue its onward march till the world leaders arise from No.1.

            By leaders, I mean here, essentially political leaders.

Lloyd George was one such. He worked with the French, German, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Indian leaders of that period. At that time America was not on the world picture. The Tsar was a great emperor even as Kaiser was. The Austrian Emperors were preeminent at that time. As it was already the evening of Royalty the Royal figures, barring exceptions, did not stand out.

In World War II there emerged leaders of a greater calibre. In Russia V.I. Lenin was replaced by Stalin. Lenin was the only degree holder of all the Russian leaders till Gorbachev came with one.

Baldwin and Chamberlain could not rise to the occasion of the war.

Laval and Petain broke down under the gigantic pleasure of Hitler.

Charles De Gaulle came to prominence after the war.

Democratic leader Kennedy, in his inauguration spoke of his following the undimmed eloquence of Winston Churchill, the steadfast courage of Charles De Gaulle and the soaring idealism of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Khrushchev who learned to read and write at 29 ruled the world for a while during which he found an occasion to thump the UN tables with his shoe. Sun-Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-Shek were the Chinese republican leaders. Mao-Tse-tung was the Communist leader who never allowed his Soviet brothers to have their way with him.

Mao never had an idea of an appointment or punctuality. He had his time. It was his own. Whenever he was ready he received leaders of the other nations.

All these leaders of various or even opposite description were uniformly courageous, patriotic. Their domination was total.

  • Gandhiji's courage was moral.
  • Churchill's courage was physical.
  • Stalin's military genius was empirical.
  • Hitler was diabolical. He was an Austrian, but no one will question his devotion to his country. Stalin never could accept Hitler would attack Russia even after the attack. Chamberlain believed Hitler to be a gentleman. Whatever Hitler did to the world, he created that faith in Chamberlain and Stalin. Even Mussolini inspired the confidence in Churchill who declared had he been in Italy; he would be in a Black Shirt.
  • The quality of leadership is different from what they do to the world and to their country.


 202)     No.5 allows man to the peaks of perfection in art of courage, it is unfettered by MIND.

           No.5 is a seat of power.

Music, art, dance, courage, etc. receive their support there.

Though No.3 is of a higher plane, sometime No.5 will raise one to that height.

The present success of America is untouched by Mind or culture.

They both developed in Europe.

Multimillionaires of America are men of No.3 but it is mostly No.7 overflowing into No.3.

Athletes, politicians, musicians, artists and professionals whose field touches vital power as that of motivational speakers belong to No.5.

Their perfection can make them popular, rich, been powerful.

Any faculty, when it touches perfection, can give the highest result of any other number.

No. 1 is a philosopher. How can No. 5 or No. 9 yield philosophy?

There is a philosophy for each faculty and that is what we will get.

As a rule, one faculty acting on another faculty will have the tendency to great popularity.

The Republican Party restricted the terms of the President to two as they were afraid Roosevelt would be President for life.

The popularity of Eisenhower and Reagan could have won them a third term had it not been for this prohibition.

Reagan was a comedian who not only attained that popularity, but it was he who called off the cold war.

What has acting in film to do with ruling the most powerful nation?

Perfection of one faculty can give the power of any other faculty.

In India Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award.

It was awarded in the first forty years to less than twenty people who were all outstanding public men; some of them were prime ministers.

Recently it was awarded to two musicians, a rare exception.

This is the achievement of No.5.

Man is mental. But in his living he is vital.

Vital is energy, force, power.

Energy that issues from the substance readily converts into force.

Power of the vital substance directly becomes results.

His very presence will command the results.

No.5 directly gets the power of No.8.

No.5 is directly guided by No.2.

No.6 directly charges No.5 with its passionate force.

No.9 too reaches No.5 not always but in times of crisis.

At times of crises the deepest powers will surface.

Lydia in Brighton had an exquisite hour of free fancy and at that moment the energies of No.9 acted. It was she who eloped with Wickham not he with her.           

203) Good will of women of No.5 will enable the husband to scale greater heights purely on her support.

            There is nothing more powerful than GOOD WILL.

            Man ordinarily thinks only of himself and his responsibilities.

There is no inherent tendency to think of another person, especially with intensity.

Wherever we find such instances, they are intense jealousy or hatred.

It is said one man's perfection can save the world.

Good will is powerful.

Especially the good will of a woman is powerful in the extreme.

A woman is constituted to go inside and concentrate naturally.

Therefore her concentration, whenever it is created, is strong.

Philanderers live for a long time, for they please women by their behaviour and appearance.

A woman pleased is pleased forever.

The combined good will of so many women gives him a long life.

When Wickham entered the village Meryton, Elizabeth said no woman had clear possession of her senses. He was endowed with a captivating softness.

In a case like that, women do not even attempt to possess him.

They crave for a touch of his elevating company. What matters is momentary pleasure not manners, or morals.

Pride and Prejudice is a story of such good will.

Elizabeth had such good will to her sister Jane.

The intensity of her good will for Jane was so great that she was oblivious of the constant attention of Darcy.

Darcy took great care not to let others know of his interest in Elizabeth.

It did not escape wise Charlotte and the rival Caroline.

Mrs. Bennet desires Jane to stay at Netherfield to further Bingley's love for her.

It took Elizabeth there.

She had to live with all the inmates for four days.

It was in those four days that Darcy discovered her fine eyes and fell for her.

Elizabeth's whole attention and interest were on Jane.

She constantly thought of Bingley and Jane, studied her letters, discovered the emotions between the lines, and wished she should be settled at Nether field with all her heart. Her wishes came true in spite of Darcy's opposition and the sisters' unwillingness.

It was not the good will of a woman for man.

In such a context it acquires a biological intensity.

Great writers know when a woman sets her heart on a man she invariably reaches him.

The intensity is greater when the biological need becomes psychological attraction.

To a man who receives it from his wife; it becomes an energy that completes his.

This is the truth behind the saying that behind every great masculine success there is a devoted woman.

Napoleon's success was attributed to Josephine.

His fall also was attributed to his leaving her.

Such a power resides in No.5.

Indian tradition has endowed it with sacred flavour.

There is an old saying that a chaste woman can order the rain to fall.

A woman is a powerhouse when he wants to accomplish.

Her will is stronger in accomplishment than the man's will.

The good will of a woman given to her husband is enough for him to conquer the world.

The Vedas say the opposite too, that women who hurt their lords make them accomplish at a higher scale overcoming their opposition.

204)     It is in No.5 leadership transforms into submission seeking the glory of slavery.

           Loyal submission is the transformed version of dominating Leadership.

Inversion, conversion, pervasion, reversal are processes known to life.

It is hate that readily transforms into love.

Both are the same.

Domination is what human ego seeks and prides in.

It is the glory of life and its crown too.

The same glory is felt sweetly in its conversion into submission.

"Love, Oh, beautiful Slave of God," is a line in an epic poem.

God accepts our service. It is good.

But the slave is better than the servant.

The richness of intensity in submission is greater than in domination.

The General, the Emperor who dominates the empire voluntarily and willingly submits to his

beloved at home.

Surely it is a greater moment in his personality.

Goodness is the result of Truth acquiring knowledge.

Sweetness is the result of Love acquiring knowledge.

Ananda acquiring form is beauty.

Knowledge acquiring force is will.

Spiritual bliss well received in the heart is Love.

Goodness, Sweetness, Beauty, Will, and Love are great and are the products of the combination of other great traits.

What is greater than them is created by reversal or transformation.

By reversal it goes to the opposite extreme.

Releasing it from there is the joy of Self-discovery of what is reversed.

Love is most enjoyable when it is hate reversed.

Pleasure is more thoroughly enjoyed by one who has experienced pain.

The enjoyment of a trait is enhanced by first having enjoyed its reverse.

By this approach, this philosophy says that Evil is only good reversed.

Ego reversed is the Soul in evolution.

Darkness by this experience is dense light.

Of course, we know the joy of union is possible by separation.

The separation creates an intense longing for the thing we are separated from.

205) No.5 men are capable of attacking an army of far superior number and winning on the strength of their courage.

            The strength of the army is its courage, not numbers.

As courage offers strength, organisation gives greater strength.

Strategy as used in Austerlitz is as powerful as courage and organisation combined.

To conceive of a strategy for a few men to attack a huge crowd, the conception needsmental courage; its implementation requires vital courage.

About 40 years of peace preceded the First World War

In the 19th century the joy of fighting was as great as the joy of wealth in the 20thcentury.

In Britain it was contemplated to promulgate conscription.

The recruitment rendered conscription superfluous.

There was a general tension of long peace.

Man of the 19th century Europe was a born soldier.

He would be in his elements on the battlefield.

In such men the thought arises in courage, the ideas of fighting fashion themselves in the

emotion of courage. Their expression is courageous.

  • Courage is the concept of living

To him the very strategy fashions in the mind in courage.

Such men will find no charm in fighting an army of equal strength.

It will be insipid to overcome an enemy of a small number.

The opposing army of overwhelming number, with veterans fighting on that side, equipped with better weapons issues a challenge to

  • the warrior inside.
  • In its absence, fighting is routine.
  • When faced with odds, what one lacks in volume one seeks to supply in inner quality.

                  And that quality is courage.

      In such a situation what fights is pure COURAGE.

      Courage is infinite. Once unleashed it unnerves the opponent.

      Courage fights to the finish.

206)     No.5 men or women are easily possessed by Non-Existent fears.

          No.5 is a faculty. It is neutral.

It is powerful.

Either way it will act powerfully.

The power of human choice is seen in such occasions.

People of No.5, possessing courage or music, become personifications of courage or music.

Should they allow themselves to be possessed by fear, any hysteria, a mania, they will be thoroughly possessed.

Such people will have convulsive strength.

The source of their convulsive strength which several men cannot overpower is No.5.

There can be a community of No.5.

It is a rare theoretical exception as a possibility.

Their leader will be invincible for centuries.

There is no question of them outgrowing No.5.

No.5 as a faculty, in its powers, is infinite.

Its growth will be horizontal, not in a direction of No.4.

Incidentally, it is interesting to note that that choice is not made by Man.

It is a choice made by the faculty itself.

We may record here, that the faculty too has its own personality.

It is aware of its infinity.

Hence its growth is horizontal infinitely, leaving no chance of outgrowing itself.

Pockets of superstitious religions, known as fundamentalism, are of people of such description.

In a mental age, as Greece witnessed for a century, it is likely that such pockets of No.1, mental conception, develop.

The period of Elizabeth was a long creative period.

But it produced only one Shakespeare.

It means the evolutionary impulse did not land on a group of No.2.

18th and 19th century of France conquered Europe by its intellectual eminence.

It produced no Shakespeare.

Obviously an eminent poet is not a product of intellectuality.

But it produced a vast crop of writers who had consummate knowledge of life.

Alexander Dumas, Victor Hugo, Balzac, and so many others were there.

These writers stand head and shoulders high above Scott, Dickens, Trollope, etc. who are flat by comparison.

No.5 is the seat of Art.

No.2 is its higher version.

No.8 is its primitive low version.

A student of world culture will be well rewarded if he examines the literature of at least one of the older civilisations from this point of view.

Older civilisations that are not in the fashion now have a lot more to offer the modern student than Greece and Rome.

207) No.5 charges No.6 with energy. No.6 is of passion. No.5 energises the passion. Such people are victims of self-immolation.

Each faculty acts on the one before and after.

To No.5 there are two such. One is No.4 of which we spoke at length.

The other is No.6.

It is of passion.

No.5 is of energy.

Energy saturating passion makes passion act impassioned. One such is self-immolation.

No.6 is physical.

Its overflowing energy demands action.

For the physical that is negative the height of action is self-destruction.

It is not starving to death that suits its passion.

Not even drowning.

It chooses self-immolation.

This is one life of argument.

It can be offered positively.

One who is willing to die for a cause or a leader will act positively.

Let us take Darcy in this light.

His pride is a crude version of self-assertive ego.

He came to Romance because of the sparkling fire in the eyes of Lizzy.

She described him as selfish, conceited, arrogant, and disdainful.

After a long inner struggle, he could bring himself to see the truth in it.

Human sincerity does not rise to that recognition.

He went farther to reverse it.

He could not have done it himself.

The revolutionary wave that swept the country gave him the strength to do it.

It is the self-immolation of Pride to overcome the Prejudice in her.

Had it not been for the Romance and the revolutionary force in the country, he could not have succeeded in it.

Human reason would expect the crown of life for this extraordinary change.

Higher reason demands more as it offers divine rewards.

A social reward for him would be to marry her and take her away from the inferior circumstances of her birth.

Higher reason demands he uplifts their low level by marrying Bingley to Jane and saves the wretched family from infamy by getting Lydia too married.

The bitter pill of the higher reason was to make him see that the low behaviour of Wickham was not low; his betrayal was one expression of his friendship.

He underwent that transformation also willingly and agreed to become the brother-in-law of Wickham.

The revolutionary changes here cross social life and stir up life in general but stop short of existence.

 208)     Porthos belongs to No.5 of physical strength.


             No.5 is the seat of vitality.

            Strength, force, power, energy are of the vital.

So is the heroism of strength.

Strength can express as leadership.

Strength can be of physical massiveness.

It can be also of strong force.

Physical hulk by itself does not become strength.

In strong men, physicality, its bulk increases the strength.

Strength that is leadership can also change into naïve following.

Porthos was one who implicitly obeyed Aramis.

Socially, though all these qualities are high, they acquire respectability only when there is wealth and rank.

The one thing that was a perennial incentive to Porthos was a Dukedom which he finally achieved.

Such people invoke strong loyalties.

His lackey Mousqueton died lying on the master's clothes which were bequeathed to him.

In defending an isle, Porthos hiding behind a rock wielded a 50 pound iron rod and killed about 30 people one after the other.

Porthos was one of the Three Musketeers that served Louis XIII.

They had earned a reputation that nothing was impossible for them.

They were a unique lot in history devoted to the cause of royalty.

Porthos was the strongest member of the team.

In their time, they had to serve the cause of royalty amidst a multiple group of intriguers.

Through all this, how they all maintained their values was splendid.

Life respects courage, valour, loyalty.

In the end all reached their ambition of being the Marshall, Bishop, and Duke. Only Athos who had no tangible ambition was honoured with the Garter from more than one country.

They served magnificently a dying cause and still succeeded because of their basic values.

For friendship they had set a lovely standard in the world.

Life has often brought them in opposite camps, but never once a doubt rose in their own minds. Nor did life allow such a conflict to take shape.

Alexander Dumas says the physical body rising to such vast stupendous proportions becomes Divine.

209)     A general of No.4 endowed with captains of No.4 and sergeants of No.5 is extremely lucky.

           A structure requires many things in many places.

An army requires a general, captains, corporals, etc.

Often their qualities, if found in complements, will be the best.

There are other situations where all the way down, if all leaders at all levels are of the same type, it will work for the best.

A combination of No.4 and No.5 has always worked for the advantage of the overall success of the army.

It is natural such a combination varies from place to place.

An alert general taking a serious decision may, at times, require more courageous leaders than he, though it is rare.

In a company, a mental CEO may take a serious decision that might push the company sky high, but it needs physical, vital field leaders to accomplish it.

We must always have in mind the world is not always expecting us to be right.

The Coca-Cola customers refused a superior drink in favour of what they were used to.

Even after enjoying the full benefit of the French Revolution the royalty was once restored.

The public are conservative, not fair and rational.

It is said Marshall, the US army general, never led a battle on the field.

But it was he who won the World War for the world.

It is impossible to ascertain the right combination needed in an army or any organisation till its work in the field is assessed by observation.

  • In theory any combination can be worked to advantage.
  • Also theoretically, there is a best combination of skills which is the best.
  • For problem solving, this knowledge will be readily useful as one knows which key is to be moved how much.
  • Equally, such knowledge allows you to create any opportunity you need.
  • Napoleon's successful tactics largely issued out of such knowledge, though it was not fully conscious in him.
  • Had it been a conscious knowledge, he would not have erred in Russia.
  • His opting to become an Emperor in consummating a revolution that beheaded King Louis XVI was the beginning of his unconscious urges.

210) No.5 people are usually local mass leaders.

        All great leaders came out of No. 5 in the past.

But a great many of them were local leaders.

Whether their leadership was local, national or international what they needed was the stamp, structure, and seal of No.5.

Robert Clive was a troublesome bully in England.

He joined the East India Company for a salary of £5 a year.

He ended up founding the Empire.

He looted wealth everywhere but he was sorry he was not appreciated for his modest restraint in looting, in view of the vast scope.

It is true it was highly immoral.

It was he who rang the death knell of Indian Freedom.

In the right sense of the word, he was the arch enemy of India.

But taken as an act, it was a heroic achievement for one who started as he had.

Clive could have leveled off as a local leader.

But the nascent opportunities India offered made him achieve at all India level.

It was more by the circumstances, than by his merit as a leader.

Local mass leaders were usually soft with their following.

Without a certain abruptness that is rudeness one cannot become a great leader.

The Irish are described as cheerful, happy, leading wherever they are.

But it is also said that they never rise to the level of national leadership.

Roman influence did not reach Ireland.

It was the Roman influence that created the local leadership and raised it to the level of their empire.

The Irish never had that benefit. Their soil was poor and their superstition was their major security.

Also Britain that was fair in many of her colonies chose to compensate her behaviour in Ireland.

The tyranny of the British, the poverty of the soil, the armour of their religious superstition made them what they are.

To keep their cheerfulness and capacity for leadership in these circumstances is to their credit.

While their population is 4 million, in USA alone there are 40 million Irish immigrants.

There too they maintain their leadership and cheerfulness.

Maybe their worship of the Virgin Mary, lodged deep inside, generated that spiritual joy that is cheerfulness.

story | by Dr. Radut