During the course of my life, I have gone through spiritual awakening and developed keen affinity with divine related things. Character-wise, I am an individual who (perfunctorily) keep a watchful eye around my environments, people and surroundings… just to discover something curiously valuable. I have discovered by observing people some personality flaws, which I believe can transform them into a morally depraved individual, someone who absent-mindedly follows wrong path and does immoral deeds. I believe these personality flaws must be recognized earlier to ensure their earlier abandonment before the malevolence of these flaws keep victimizing the sufferers for the rest of life.
Here are the personality flaws or shortcomings which speak the enormity of moral depravity for an individual sufferer :
From Gandhi to Buddha, they believed and therefore they imparted this immortal wisdom to (uncaring and senseless) humans about truth and why we should follow it every time. Gandhi was firm believer of the non-violence and truth. During the course of his freedom fight, he maintained passive resistance to British rules, he barely flinched with staking his life on these beliefs as he visualised the unfathomable potency of those words and the magical outcome they dispensed when followed steadfastly. Today, unfortunately, most of us love to have this moral depravity by being pathological liars or simply a liar. Falsifying is such a moral crime that we (in)advertently commit every time without even confessing in front of the Lord to seek His forgiveness for such a moral delinquency.
To sum it up – lying is truly a mendacious act which highlights our moral depravity.
Disrespectful to elders/women
Once a good fellow told me that a society blooms with boundless prosperity where women are loved and respected. He said this to me when I was a little kid. I hate to admit that I have flaunted the wisdom of his words sometimes when I lost my temper on fair sexes (women) (but I never used F-ridden expletives) because of certain misunderstanding.
The point is – being discourteous/disrespectful or look down upon elders/women is such a shameful act you can’t measure the moral depravity of it in words, both in your objective or subjective calculation.
The society I was brought up with the lesson of being respectful to elders reasoned behind adhering to the moral lesson, that paying respect to elders (touching feet to elder has been custom we Indians usually follow) blesses the doers the life of peace, wealth and longevity (which has now scientifically been proven).
It hurts to see the custom vanishing into oblivion.
I believe a man without education equals his stature with that of an animal and there is no discrepancy of whatsoever between them as both the species represent their personality as an illiterate mind. If the ‘survival of the fittest’ theory coined by Charles Darwin is to be referred, we conclude that the animals smarter enough than their counterparts to acclimatize in their surroundings averted their possible extinction. In fact, illiteracy affords dumbness, blinding us to recognize opportunity surfaced around us while literacy affords intelligence and wisdom which cleanses our wrong perception and we see the world clearer, grab the opportunity and maximize it to create a life filled with peace and prosperity.
With literacy, I do not mean to imply academically educated fellows engaged in a blind pursuit to seek temporal pleasure by abdicating respect, dignity, morality and humanity. What I mean to imply is the individuals with deep understanding to regard and appreciate things that matter for moral and spiritual transformation of entire humanity, the people with sense of responsibility to safeguard environment and the planet. A literate person is the one who is creative thinker, compassionate and accountable towards parental and societal responsibility and its fulfilment. In brief, illiteracy is such a personality flaws that it makes moral depravity of illiterate standout.
Foul-mouthed and unkind
This is self-explanatory, as we often witness outcome of morally depraved fellows being cursed, despised and driven away by their own kindred. It always wonders me why parents tend to be disinclined to follow or imbibe the lessons they so graciously preach upon their children. We do not need any philosophical insight to understand why souls like Mother Teresa, Mandela and Gandhi have their unseen presence felt in us. For sure they did something so kindly we can never compensate in monetary terms. To say the least, being foul-mouthed and unkind is the extreme sense of moral depravity of such a fellow. Society never hesitates rejecting them.
By Pawan Kumar Jha