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The process of switching to a new sentiment, when it is realised that the previous sentiment misguiding society is about to be detected.

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So those people whom I have called human chameleons, before the truth finally comes out, will have recourse to some new means of hoodwinking the people. They will switch over to a sentiment different from the one which they were previously using (using to pursue their self-interest at the expense of the people’s interest). Now, in switching over to a new sentiment, one needs a little cunning.

This switch-over is called “metamorphosed sentimental strategy“. That is, a person discovers that the sentimental strategy which he or she previously used to misguide innumerable people, is about to be detected. (“The people are forming a bad opinion about my real nature.”) So he or she decides to exploit another sentiment just to save his or her own prestige, and that too very quickly, because any more delay means further loss of prestige. This act of shifting to a new sentiment — maybe from communalism to nationalism or from nationalism to communism — this metamorphosis of sentiment is called “metamorphosed sentimental strategy.” ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

Example

Suppose a party (maybe social, political, economic, or whatever its complexion) is being divided into several factions, and each faction is utilizing a different sentiment from the other. Those who are clever enough will select the majority party and identify themselves with that group, for their political ambitions will be fulfilled thereby. What they usually do in these circumstances is to waste no time in issuing their statements — in effusive language — in favour of the majority group, denouncing the other factions. Or they may also speak out, saying, “I made a great mistake, I committed a Himalayan blunder” — and promptly shift to another party, thereby ensuring their political position. You will find people of this mentality in all spheres — social, economic, political, cultural, etc. They exploit people’s sentiments primarily for their own social position and secondarily for other purposes also.

In this regard, they are not at all eager to promote human welfare; rather they look upon people as pawns, saying, “Well, I will deploy these one hundred thousand, two hundred thousand, people for this purpose; another five hundred thousand for that purpose.” This is how they calculate. ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

Example

Maharshi Kapila, while pondering his Sa’m'khya philosophy, did not initially say anything about Iishvara [the Supreme Entity]. His school of philosophy is known as Niriishvara-Sa’m'khya [Atheistic Sa'm'khya]. When he found himself in a very embarrassing position from the philosophical point of view, when he sensed that his philosophy was likely to be discarded by the people, he quickly invented a new concept of Janya-Iishvara [Proto-God] and indirectly accepted the existence of God.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

Example

According to Shankaracharya’s school of philosophy, everything is Ma’ya’ — that is, there is illusion in the beginning, illusion in the middle and illusion in the end. This is called prama’da in Sanskrit. But then, that same Shankaracharya composed hymns to the River Ganges: Devii Sureshvarii Bhagavatii Gaunge ["O Divine Gaunga', goddess who has descended from the heavenly abode of the gods"]. According to him, the entire universe is false; so in this false universe, the River Ganges is also false! So what was the necessity of eulogizing such a false river? This is a case of somersaulting to save oneself from a very embarrassing position, just like a harmless snake pretending to be poisonous. This is a very fine example of a metamorphosed sentimental strategy. There may be some people who will consider this change of sentimental strategy to be a natural process of evolution, but in fact it is not evolution but a metamorphosis of strategy. Evolution does not take place so quickly nor so easily. ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

Example

To attain the support of the masses, one day a certain leader said, “I will not allow my country to be divided, to be vivisected — my country will be partitioned only over my dead body, not before.” What he did in this case was to exploit both the geo-sentiment and the socio-sentiment simultaneously. All clapped their hands in joy and said, “He is the only hope of our country,” and they considered him a god incarnate. Then when the country was really partitioned, that leader did not open his mouth in the beginning — he preferred to observe his vow of silence. Later he merely said, “I am extremely sad, I am with the people.” This is nothing but metamorphosed sentimental strategy. You must clearly recognize those people who adopt such a strategy; and to recognize them, one needs a greater degree of intellect, not merely common intellect.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

Detection

The human chameleons who use socio-sentiments or geo-sentiments, can also be easily detected in the light of [practice of] proto-psycho-spirituality.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation

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