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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Both State and Religion have failed in their efforts of stopping Crime.

Crime cannot be stopped without Wisdom.  State cannot stop a crime by making that act illegal in its Constitution.  Every Nation State on the surface of this Earth has a Constitution.  All Constitutions are only elaborating the maxim of “Power Centric Rule” in the form of (trying to) stop one mistake by making another mistake, stop one crime by committing another crime, stop one war by waging another war.  These three activities could not result in complete abolition of crime at any place.  On the contrary - mistakes, crimes and wars have only grown with time.  Human history today is nothing but a chronicle of how wars became fiercer, how crimes became more prevalent and how one mistake led to another.  The root cause of these acts is human being.  Another effort of stopping crimes is through Religion, in the form of ‘Religious Law’ (as ethical and moral codes in religious traditions).  All religious laws on this whole Earth believe that human being is fundamentally a sinner, basically selfish and incorrigibly ignorant.  The reality is different however.  Each religion nevertheless prescribes its own ways, ideals, duties, responsibilities and practices for salvation of sinners, turning ignorant into wise, and selfish into benevolent.  What is the net outcome of these efforts?  Until now there is not a single evidence of any ignorant turning into wise, any selfish becoming benevolent, or any sinner becoming absolved of sins.  

- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya Ek Parichaya.

2 comments:

Spencer Klettke said...

Thanks Rakesh-ji, I can see that your translations are even more refined since the last version! Very nice work.

Rakesh Gupta said...

Thanks Spencer Bhai! :) Together we'll get there!