For the welfare of entire mankind, Bharat must stand before the world as a self-confident, resurgent and mighty nation. Even at the inception, the BHEEM was viewed by its founder not as a sectoral activity, but as a dynamic power-house energizing every field of national activity. Expressed in the simplest terms, the ideal of the BHEEM is to carry the nation to the pinnacle of glory through organizing the entire society.
As according to BHEEM, the lasting solution to the economic crisis can come only from cultural rejuvenation and re-assertion of Hindu values such as reverence for man and nature, a non-acquisitive and non-exploitative life-pattern, recognising mutuality rather than individual right as the basis of economy, voluntary austerity in consumption, and a premium on self-reliance. BHEEM has been propagating this value-system based on self-knowledge and self-control, not merely because it is necessitated by the present state of the world, but even more basically because it is a source of individual joy, social harmony, cultural richness, spiritual advancement and universal peace.
Economic ideologies governing present policies have proved to be unworkable, not merely because of implementation level aberrations as frequently argued, but because of basic flaws and wrong assumptions. For instance – supply, demand, and market mechanisms have been regarded as the basic parameters of economics. Adherence to this mind set has resulted in fast depletion of natural resources on the one hand, and, on the other, a physically elusive and morally indefensible life-style. In contrast, the Hindu view of life has always advocated living in harmony with nature; such harmony desiderates voluntary restraint on consumption. A corollary of this basic premise is that self-restraint is not only inevitable for practical reasons, but also a source of universal joy and a stepping-stone for spiritual evolution.
Expressed in the simplest terms, the ideal of the BHEEM is to carry the nation to the pinnacle of glory, through organizing the entire society and ensuring protection of Dharma.
Having identified this goal, the BHEEM created a method of work in consonance with that ideal. Decades of functioning has confirmed that this is the most effective way of organizing the society.
The BHEEM’s method of working is of the simplest kind, and there is hardly anything esoteric about it. Coming together every day for an hour is the heart of the technique, and the BHEEM has always grown only by personal contact. This is a self-contained mechanism; hence its success.