The underlying philosophy of PROUT is fundamentally spiritual in nature, not because it subscribes to a specific religious view, but because it acknowledges the inherent unity of all life and the spiritual essence at the core of all beings. This spiritual vision also acknowledges the “oneness principle” of the universe, that there is a convergence between consciousness and matter, together creating a web of life in which humans must strive to coexist in harmony. Humans are not only physical and mental beings, but also spiritual. Political and economic planning must therefore acknowledge these three dimensions of life. Spirituality embraces rationality, universal values and science, and should not be confused with a specific religious dogma. Yet spirituality can be described as the universal wisdom at the core of all religions.