Monday, July 10, 2017

Conduct of Humanness

Conduct of humanness encompasses values (mulya), character (charitra) and ethics (naitikta). 

Values are from nyaya – i.e. identification of relationship, responding based on values, evaluation, and mutual fulfilment.  These values have to be there in a family, a family needs nothing apart from mutually fulfilling relations among all its members.

Character (charitra) is conduct at the level of society, which has been recognized as (living with) righteous wealth (sva-dhan), righteous conjugality (sva-nari/sva-purush), and kindness in work and behaviour (daya poorna karya-vyavhar).

Ethics (naitikta) is about righteous use and protection of resources of body, mind and wealth.

Human being can be assured of a very good life within purview of this conduct. 

- Excerpt from English translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya.

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