Academy of Rational Philosophy for Unanimously Agreeable and Constitutional Governance1
Ghumusar, Odisha, India 761126
The world’s first and unique Academy or Mandira of Rational Philosophy conceived in 1991 is established in the outskirts of Bhanjanagar in Ghumusar Tahasil of Ganjam District of Odisha state in India.2 It is dedicated purely to Unanimously Agreeable and Constitutional System (Rules) of Governance obtained within a rational/scientific, dynamic general equilibrium model of the real- world economy.3 In this system of governance, no one including the government usurps others’ wealth, dignity or life, even surreptitiously. This is akin to Dharma (thrust of Gita4) scripted 5000 years ago when modern religions did not exist.
The word “Mandira” in Sanskrit and Academy in Greek connote “philosophical agora.”
The British branded Mandir as a Hindu temple where idols were worshipped and denigrated the idol-worshippers as unenlightened pagans. The British appropriated the term Academy to connote an organized place of scientific research and education. The modern British Academy established worldwide has, however, surreptitiously foisted on humanity an unscientific or irrational, unanimously disagreeable, unconstitutional and anti-Dharmic system of robbery of enterprising wealth producers, which is economically inefficient and detrimental to survival and civilized
2The humanity’s sole author of Unanimously Agreeable and Constitutional Governance has created the physical structure of this Academy (intended to be his own residence in an area where he grew up as a child) by employing local skills using his own hard-earned savings as a professor – and without any form of funding or compensation or anything else from anyone and without any form of collaboration (pecuniary, non-pecuniary or moral support) from anyone. Involvement of the author with his own Academy is pure academic research (for stability and civilized coexistence of humanity) which has been a part of his responsibility as a professor.
My conviction is that the Sanskrit word Mandira stems from Mana or mind which is root of Manasikata or philosophy. No where have I seen, though, any reference to Mandira being etymologically rooted in Mana. Closest to my conviction is the description in Wikipedia that Mandirs are “landmarks around which ancient arts, community celebrations and economy were developed.”7
What Mandira has been created for–to be landmarks for arts, community and economy–is more important today than what they were subsequently made to do (idol worship). Almost every village in India has a Mandira where Dharma remains the basis of settling differences among people. This must have made earlier India the richest economy in the world, contributing 23% to GDP.
Mandira must have been conceived to spread the philosophy of Dharma (thrust of Gita8): to not usurp others' wealth, dignity or life, even surreptitiously. The Dharmic philosophy must have made the earlier Indian economy the richest in the world. My research within a rational (scientific) dynamic general equilibrium model of the economy shows that such Dharmic philosophy is uniquely necessary for unanimously agreeable modern system of governance leading to efficiency, competitiveness, economic prosperity and civilized coexistence of humanity.9
The downfall in Indian economy must have started when vested interests (Indian Maharajas) redirected people from the philosophy of Dharma to worshipping of idols of, e.g., Rama and Krishna who had established Dharma. The currently rising Indian economy may indeed crash if the current Maharajas (political leaders) revive Mandirs as places of idol worship, as indicated by competition among political leaders to establish such Mandirs.
Self-serving Mogul and British invaders painted idol worshippers as unenlightened pagans to uproot the philosophy of Dharma from earth in order to facilitate robbing of enterprising wealth producers with impunity. As a result, the world is now governed by an unscientific, irrational, unconstitutional, unanimously disagreeable, anti-Dharmic, inefficient and unstable system (rules) of governance which is making civilized coexistence of humanity impossible.
Until now, therefore, the world could never have an Academy or Mandira purely dedicated to scientifically or rationally obtained Unanimously Agreeable, Constitutional and Dharmic System of Governance.10
Ghumusar now has the world’s first unique Academy or Mandir dedicated to the philosophy (Manasikata) of Unanimously Agreeable, Constitutional and Dharmic System of Governance– specified precisely by rules of law that prohibit usurpation of others’ wealth, dignity or life, even surreptitiously. Scientific research within a dynamic general equilibrium model of the economy
show that such rules of law are necessary for individual freedom from moral hazard or blackmailing and for civilized and efficient coexistence of mankind.
Ghumusar is well known for composing and spreading nonpareil poetry dedicated to enunciators of Dharma, Rama and Krishna, in the 1700’s. The British Raj intending to obliterate Dharma waged a war to bring Ghumusar under its control. Ghumusar, thus, had to wage India’s first war of independence from British Raj in 1754.11
Academy of Rational Philosophy has no idol of any god or of any reincarnation of god like Krishna, Rama or Budha or any son of god like Jesus Christ or any virtual form of god like Allah. It has no guru or Sadhu either.
Academy of Rational Philosophy is founded simply on the philosophy of unanimously agreeable and constitutional governance which obtains within a refutable–but unrefuted so far–rational (scientific) dynamic general equilibrium model of the economy.
The construction work of the building for the Academy of Rational Philosophy comprising about 27000 square feet of finished floor area is almost complete. But it is still behind the slated schedule of completion. It is now likely to be completed in 2020. It is situated within a very scenic 12.6 acre campus in Ghumusur North and is flanked on two sides by verdant mountains. It has about 800' of frontage on National Highway 157. It backs to a beautiful lake-like reservoir with 1000' common boundary.
- Bhanjanagar is the capital of erstwhile Ghumusur kingdom in Odisha. Ghumusur has the distinction of waging a pitched battle against the British Raj in a pre-Sepoy Mutiny war of Indian independence. A British Commander had established his home in Bhanjanagar after the battle. Ghumusur would have been a district if the late Chief Minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik, born in a village near Bhanjanagar, were not displeased due to his defeat in a bitterly fought election in Bhanjanagar. Bhanjanagar now is the largest revenue earning subdivision of the state of Odisha. The current Chief Minister, Navin Patnaik, son of Biju Patnaik, is considering a proposal to make Ghumusur a new district with headquarters in Bhanjanagar.
- Bhanjanagar is near Chakapad which the Sangh Parivar of the present ruling party of India (Bharatiya Janata Party) has considered significant to hold an all-India 'spiritual' congregation during Prime Minister Vajpayee's time.
· Bhanjanagar is close to Kalinga which was the headquarters of Southern Odisha State under the Madras Presidency in British Raj. Kalinga is a very scenic, verdant, cool, mountainous recreation spot in Ghumusur that the British considered vital to make its headquarters for the state.
- Ghumusur North has won the top prize for being the greenest area in India. It is really amazing that a 325' bore-well at the Academy of Rational Philosophy has pure water at barely 20' below ground and three ponds in the campus are almost filled with natural underground streams.
- Bhanjanagar has the distinction of leading a movement for language-based states in India to preserve its nonpareil literature composed by Sanskrit pundits culled from Kashi. My forefather was a Kashi pundit who composed this literature as a ghost writer with his authorship surrendered to a prince by the king’s diktat. It is not surprising to a descendant of a Kashi pundit–who has composed Modern Gita: Unanimously Agreeable and Constitutional Governance12 for the modern world–that the literature composed in Ghumusar is replete with poetry on public economic policy for stability and prosperity of people.
The Academy of Rational Philosophy is a unique spot for meditation needed to pursue fundamental research on unanimously agreeable system of money and finance13 authored by an individual who grew up in the area based exclusively on his hard-earned savings.
Here are a few photos of the Academy building constructed primarily according to blue prints procured from a top American architect: