Sunday, July 20, 2014

Can Morality have a Source?

Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Compassion is the basis of morality.”

Individuals define morals as the rules of right conduct. How we treat others and ourselves speaks volume about us, as a person.

This attitude can either make us walk a mile, or we could dig a grave for ourselves as we breathe.

Morality and Philosophy

All living beings have a soul. This is a living thing that is within the body. This Soul is our guide, our consciousness to help us distinguish between right and wrong. This consciousness usually directs and chaperones us in the daily hustle bustle of life while we face the many challenges, pitfalls and talks to us when emotionally down. Consciousness is our awareness that we think about, and experience it on a daily basis.

Consciousness is a vast field, which encircles around a wide range of possibilities that get thrown at us it is also a field of creativity that allows us to come up with solutions when surrounded by problems; it is a set of intuitions that make us take decisions accordingly. We surround our intentions by our consciousness. Consciousness is about love, peace, imagination, compassion, kindness, and peace of mind.

The philosophy of morality is ethics. Our Morals strongly govern our life, and the life we lead solely depends on our actions, reactions, and thoughts.

As Laurence Sterne said, “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”

Mark Twain mentioned, “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

Consciousness is our blue print. How we act, react, and think can bring changes in our body and our life. Thus, making morality and philosophy as one entity.

However, the question is that how many of us abide by the morals of life?

Morality today

Morality is gradually becoming extinct. We are living in a world of “Me-Myself-Mine”. With the rise of social media, we are becoming like a robot. Constantly hooked to the Internet where feelings and authenticity go missing.

Man wants to live life king size but prefers to get wealth without work, gain knowledge without striving hard for it, become a leader without any sacrifices or make any conscience effort, and wants results the easy way. Integrity is going missing, and people want publicity for everything.

The result: Dust covers our consciousness and we are unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Ego’s get stroked when brushed by, and that increases bloodshed and sorrow around the globe. The weaker gender is getting assaulted and abused as they face the wrath of man and his aggression over issues in life. Children are losing their innocence seeing the war and hatred around their community. The world is also showing signs of extreme anger by natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes, and cyclones. That leaves millions homeless while facing the fury of Mother Nature. Man is running in this rat race and losing track of his ideals thus, making the living of a man a sham.

My question:

Does Morality have a Source? 


Is Man intelligent enough to distinguish between right and wrong?


The Source is not attractive!

Today man is surrounded by inflation, and corruption. These chew the body out of a poor man as a result: he is bitter and digs his soul deep into the ground so that it never tries to communicate with his mind. Thus, making man walk on the path of dishonesty, amorality, and sinfulness.

Unfortunately, the circumstances in life are leading man on the above path. The choices he makes are not good for his moral being, thus leading to many side effects that are seen around. 

My 2 cents

When we put man versus his circumstances on a weighing scale....I am sure the man will weigh himself out. Then why not nullify the way of life, sorrows, resources, outlook, statuses, and resources. I agree the path is not easy, but to step up and challenge thy man's capacity is what this skeleton is all about that it can withstand any natural fury it comes its way!

The source for morality is within us. We can either just follow our peers who are annoyed with the system of life or we could choose to make our own!

Mantra for today: Mindful living versus senselessness are two antonyms that can either spruce up or make our lives unkempt.

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