There should be maximum utilization of the physical, metaphysical and spiritual potentialities of the unit and collective bodies of the human society.
Different people are endowed with physical, intellectual and spiritual potentialities. They should be encouraged to serve the society with their respective capacities. In the same way the collective body should also be encouraged to serve society. For example, The Gorkhas are a fighting race, so they should be utilized for special work. Similarly, Germans have an inclination for scientific discoveries and research, so they should be encouraged in this direction.
Society must ensure the maximum development of the collective body, collective mind and collective spirit. One must not forget that collective welfare lies in individuals and individual welfare lies in collectivity. Without ensuring individual comforts through the proper provision of food, light, air, accommodation and medical treatment, the welfare of the collective body can never be achieved.
The development of the collective mind is impossible without developing proper social awareness, encouraging the spirit of social service and awakening knowledge in every individual. So, inspired with the thought of the welfare of the collective mind, one has to promote the well-being of the individual mind.
The absence of spiritual morality and spirituality in individuals will break the backbone of the collectivity. So for the sake of collective welfare one will have to awaken spirituality in individuals. The potential for infinite physical, mental and spiritual development is inherent in every human being.
PROUT we will inspire people through selfless service…There are many good people in this world who want to do good work. You should convince them, work with them and organize them to do maximum service for the suffering humanity.
This principle talks about developing and utilizing of human capacities and those of society without suppression or discrimination due to sex, race. At present Western society there is some scope for everyone to develop their potentialities, but more and more people seem to be clearly lacking behind either because lack of spirituality, inspiration, opportunities or money. On physical level: many people don’t take proper care of their health; they overeat or destroy it with alcohol. Exploitation is common, materialism and inequality prevents collective welfare and lack of morality worsens the situation.
Metaphysical means intellectual discoveries and mental skills of people, which utilization should be encouraged. People with best mental ability are often controlled with money minded - intellectuals being slaves for the rich. Intellectuality should be guided with spirituality otherwise it is easily misutilized. Psychic and creative capacities should be encouraged also etc. (In the second principle word: supramundane means subtle potentialities of universe and in the third principle metaphysical means subtle potentialities of individual, group, race or society).
Spiritual people – monks, saints, sannyasis - are often belittled, while rich and educated people are highly regarded in the society. Naturally there is lack of understanding of spiritual potentiality, that´s why it is neglected. People has got enough from religions and they have nothing to fulfil their spiritual needs, but human being is not only physical, psychic and economical being but also spiritual. That vacuum in each and every person should be filled with spirituality.
What ever people posses they get it according second principle from universe, and utilization of those human possessions and capabilities is explained in third principle.