The Apex Philosophy of TDM

'Acts that one performs for one's own sake should also aim for the good of other men'----- Sri Narayana Guru

The Apex Philosophy of TDM is taken from the teachings of Sri Nārāyana Guru (1855– 1928), a saint and social reformer of India. He led Reform movement in Kerala, revolted against casteism and worked on propagating new values of freedom in spirituality and of social equality, thereby transforming the Kerala society and as such he is adored as a prophet. Guru is revered for his knowledge, poetic proficiency, openness to the views of others, non-violent philosophy and his unrelenting resolve to set aright social wrongs. His philosophy strongly denounced discrimination in the name of caste or religion, and emphasised focusing on education and private enterprise for the on-going upliftment of the quality of life. At the time of its conception, Nārāyana Guru's philosophy was in many respects ahead of its time and focused on a futuristic world order that could be shaped from his philosophical connotations that are underlain with transcendental aesthetics and logic embodied in knowledge and pure reason. Most of the serious scholars of Nārāyana Guru's philosophy have been from generations beyond his lifetime; and this list keeps
growing. According to him, the following are the strong pedestals for an ethical society. (www.wikipedia.org)

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1. Education.
2. Cleanliness.
3. Compassionate and peaceful co-existence of humanity (Devotion to God).
4. Organization.
5. Agriculture.
6. Trade.
7. Handicrafts.
8. Technical training.
The aim of TDM is to provide excellent facilities and opportunities on the above mentioned fields. Guru was the propounder of minimalistic philosophy.

Sri Narayana Guru and Gandhiji