maanantai 21. kesäkuuta 2010

Morality today

Morality concept is commonly limited mostly to dealings of genders, but Sarkar widens it to
include righteousness, honesty, sincerity and sense of responsibility.

The whole human existence is based on morality, niiti. Niiti is benevolent for all.

Welfare of the society depends i.e on:

Existence of dynamic movement; materialists don’t have interest for morality or unity, building true human society is not possible. There should be the idea; Let us move together, let us live in harmony.
Proper direction, ideology towards perfection; world constitution, bill of rights and individual and collective conduct rules for the moral integrity.
Education; neo-humanism. Morality rise from wisdom.
Ideology based on morality gives inspiration for the unit mind and society.

Social life has to take morality as starting point. Morality is elevating, uniting, while religions courage groupism. On the other hand those “illuminated” say: world is illusion! But the reality is only mind goes beyond physical, material.
And revolutions there are many, but in order to last for ever needs moral leaders.

Sarkar says that it is not enough we ourselves observe morality, we have to also unite the moralists of the world - for righteousness to prevail - and fight against immorality.

In the present society we feel that people commonly are honest and moralists, but our political, and especially business leaders, are not so moral. And often the unjust and immoral decisions and laws of the politician’s actually make the society go down. Or at least the politicians have not been able to prevent ecological and economical disasters, exploitation, neglect of spirituality and the spread of clearly harmful and destructive advertisements and movies - full of violence and sexual indulgence. Politicians need to compete for votes at what so ever prise and please the business sector.

Recent oil rig explosion in Gulf of Mexico is basically one example of lack of morality. The disaster happened as a result of great negligence, which is still continuing; the main interest after the accident for the oil company seems to be to hide the facts.

These titles and quotes from the newspapers give picture what is going on:

The three companies responsible for the spill fighting in Congress among themselves. The BP is underestimating greatly the oil disaster. The BP oil flow estimate “grown” again third time, now 35,000-60,000…BP's oil "well casing" has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor…uncontrolled [oil] flow to the sea floor. And that is the doomsday scenario.

BP using the most toxic and the LEAST effective outdated dispersants, sold by “fellow company”. BP doing everything to prevent satellites from capturing the extent of the leaked oil by dispersing it below the water surface, so that there is no evidence or publicity. Why use dispersants at all, which makes the oil more difficult to remove? Dispersed oil
more toxic than the sum of its parts. Big Oil and corporate interests!

European countries claim to have better methods for clean up, but they are not allowed to help, due to US rigid laws!!!

And Merle Savage; I am one of the 11,000 cleanup workers from the Exxon Valdez oil spill - suffering from health issues from that toxic cleanup.

Some person from BP tells cleanup workers; they’ll be fired if they wear respirators. BP hiding dead birds as well as plumes of oil. BP’s largest shareholder says; Oil spill good for economy.

There are also speculations why the bosses of BP and Goldman Sachs sold their assets in BP just before the explosion? After all these hidings how many more secrets they might have?

Sarkar: In the present democratic system, all sorts of immoral and corrupt practices are given the opportunity to pervert society. The very nature of the present system is that it favours the capitalists and exposes the administration to immoral and corrupt forces.

Democracy in capitalist countries is a farce because votes can be purchased and poor people cannot fight elections. How can the conduct of the capitalists be rectified? In the realm of morality two forces act side by side. One is the internal urge and the other is external pressure … [If capitlists’] internal urge is meagre and does not function properly, we have to apply external force to rectify their conduct. Nicely worded advice will not do the job…In the communist system there is want of humanity and want of morality.

In drafting the economic plan of a particular region, local engineers, economists, scientists, professionals, technicians, farmers, industrial labourers, intellectuals and other specialists should be consulted, but the responsibility for implementing the economic plan should be in the hands of local moralists. They will have to play the leading role. The duty for materializing each and every item of planning should be vested in those established in morality and spirituality.

Sadvipras are strong in morality and always ready to wage war against immoral activities. Those who strictly adhere to the principles of morality, are ensconced in sacrificing service (Tapah) and are ready to wage war against immoralists, are sadvipras. Only those sadvipras are safe from destruction and extinction, who can work for the welfare of the human society. Therefore, it becomes the prime duty of everyone to make themselves and others sadvipras.

So, we notice that in the sphere of society building, there are two distinct psychologies. One is service psychology, which inspires people to promote collective interest. The second is group psychology, which only tries to promote the limited interest of a small group. Those who are guided by service psychology will not like separate politics from morality. Their thoughts and ideas remain far above narrow group interests…

If the dictator is a strong moralist then the standard of morality of the society may rise very high…all the policies and planning of the government will be easily materialized.

The concerted effort to bridge the gap between the first expression of morality and establishment in universal humanism is called “social progress”. And the collective body of those who are engaged in the concerted effort to conquer this gap, I call “society”. Emphasis should be given to moral education and the inculcation of idealism…. The practice of morality should be the most important subject in the syllabus at all levels.

Social life must take morality as its starting point – it must take inspiration from morality. Only then will society be able to put an end to the erosion caused by divisive internal conflicts and to advance towards victory.

But after all, evolution is going on towards spirituality, and human beings are becoming gradually more moral and righteous. The development to that direction is very fast. Little more patience...

Didi Annapurna