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The moral confusion prevailing in India

I have always found it hard to understand spiritual matters. I do believe, nevertheless, that spiritualism must be a way to the Truth, and not a way to moral relativism or moral confusion. If spiritualism doesn’t help us distinguish good from evil, then it is surely a dangerous superstition, to be shunned and banished.

 
It therefore bothers me no end when I hear, from those who profess to be spiritual, and who talk about the decay of spiritualism in India, that “Rahul Gandhi is the new hope for India”. Many of my pious relatives (many of them devoted to Godmen or Godwomen who proliferate in India like flies, or perhaps like leeches) have made such statements during this India trip. This section is addressed to them and to people like them.
 
My blunt question to such spiritualists is this: How can a spiritual person even remotely think that a person like Rahul Gandhi, who has fully accepted the black money and corruption of his party, can help India in any way? He will surely help himself, but to help India requires a vision and clarity of policy thought, apart from impeccable integrity, that he has surely not demonstrated at any stage.
 
In my view Rahul has ruined the possibility of being a credible leader for India by choosing to represent the MOST CORRUPT organisation of independent India – the Congress Party – an organisation that has STOLEN thousands of crores of public money, destroyed the lives of millions, and in general, been one of the most anti-India outfits one can think of (along with most other major political parties).
 
Is it not criminal to loot taxpayer’s money? Is it not criminal to supply sub-standard road or other construction material as a result of which hundreds of people lose their lives? Is it not criminal to auction jobs in police stations and thus employ criminals? Is it not criminal to take bribes to let illegal immigrants into the country? This – and hundreds of other crimes – are committed by our major political parties today. Our ‘leaders’ reward those bureaucrats and policemen who connive or actively support such crimes. There is no place for the honest man in India today.
 
How can a so-called ‘spiritual’ person consider criminals to be India’s saviours?
 
And what about the lies that politicians feed us? Is lying no longer relevant in the world of spirituality. Why does the Congress continue to talk about socialism even as it adopts policies that could (in some cases) be best described as hypercapitalism (a corrupt crony capitalism of the sort they have in Russia). Why doesn’t Rahul Gandhi talk about capitalism as the ideal (which it should be)?  – because in that case he’ll be forced to advocate and practice personal integrity, which is one thing he simply can’t now, having joined the Black Force.
 
I agree that Rahul was born pure and innocent as a baby, but he now effectively heads a criminal outfit. People like him have to be brought to book. Had he chosen to resign from the Congress the moment he became an adult (age 18), the hope that some ‘spiritual’ people in India have of him may have been at least somewhat justified. But by dipping his hands in the filth called the Congress, he is no longer relevant to India’s future as a Great Nation. He is relevant to India’s future only as a miserable Third World nation. He will ensure it is kept that way.
 
Note that corruption STARTS AT THE TOP. That has always been the case. It starts by people spending CRORES OF BLACK MONEY DURING ELECTIONS. Where does this huge amount of money come from? From LOOTING INDIA. And who has looted India? Our politicians, from the exchequer, from giving illegal favours to industrialists, from defence 'deals', etc. Who has led this loot since independence? – The Congress, but also most other parties.
 
While many corrupt officials abound, they are often mere stooges, collecting money for their political bosses. The rot must be stemmed from the top.
 
I’m not suggesting that we chase after these individual cockroaches. There is simply no time for that. And how many of these cockroaches can we destroy, anyway? In the end we may have to give all these enemies of India amnesty and rehabilitate them as some form as humans, merely to prevent a dangerous civil war in India. The solution we must aim for is to destroy the cockroach nest, not through violence but through the ballot box. Let the people of India be educated about these crimes. Let them demand a change.
 
The way forward now is to find citizens who respect themselves and are willing to fight corrupt organisations, not ‘spiritualists’ who can’t distinguish right from the wrong, good from evil, enemy from friend.
 
What FTI must offer to the people of India is the White Force, with policy competence. It doesn’t matter how many people are part of the Black Force. The voter will desert them when a credible offer is made by the White Force.
 
I also suspect that many spiritual (i.e. religious) leaders are themselves a deep part of the Black Force. For instance, how many of them make clear that no black money should be contributed to their organisation? How many take donations purely by cheque? How many disclose their accounts publicly? Most of them, I suspect, will gladly accept ‘wealth’ stolen by corrupt politicians from hard working Indians.
 
I am sometimes led to believe that there is no connection between spirituality and morality. Perhaps there never was. 
 
(This is an extract from one of my articles in TAGI, 14 March 2010). 

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4 thoughts on “The moral confusion prevailing in India
  1. raj

    We have set really low standards that any criminal can get elected and there are fools who think these crooks will do something good for this country. In India the only incentive that exists is to loot and be corrupt. Rahul Gandhi is a big joke. I would be glad to send him to Italy where he can be with his rightful partner in crime- silvio berlusconi

    Congress, BJP and very other major political party are the true enemies of India. They will continue to loot and plunder, but their days will come to an end.

    People are confused thinking that politicans will solve their problems. They won’t because if they do that; they would be out of business.

     
  2. raj

    We have set really low standards that any criminal can get elected and there are fools who think these crooks will do something good for this country. In India the only incentive that exists is to loot and be corrupt. Rahul Gandhi is a big joke. I would be glad to send him to Italy where he can be with his rightful partner in crime- silvio berlusconi

    Congress, BJP and very other major political party are the true enemies of India. They will continue to loot and plunder, but their days will come to an end.

    People are confused thinking that politicans will solve their problems. They won’t because if they do that; they would be out of business.

     
  3. Harsh Vora

    Very nice post Sanjeev. Almost 90% (perhaps even 99%) of all spiritual leaders cannot distinguish the right from wrong. And this applies to the world, not just to India. Seems their intellect is completely drowned in attaining God who, apparently, resides in the other world, not in this. They all the while forget that pursuing truth, through eliminating corruption and following uncompromising integrity is as important, if not more, to their pursuit of spirituality. How can one work without the other? Fools!

     
  4. Harsh Vora

    Very nice post Sanjeev. Almost 90% (perhaps even 99%) of all spiritual leaders cannot distinguish the right from wrong. And this applies to the world, not just to India. Seems their intellect is completely drowned in attaining God who, apparently, resides in the other world, not in this. They all the while forget that pursuing truth, through eliminating corruption and following uncompromising integrity is as important, if not more, to their pursuit of spirituality. How can one work without the other? Fools!