ਲ਼ਬੁ ਪਾਪੁ ਦੁਇ ਰਾਜਾ ਮਹਤਾ ਕੂੜ ਹੋਆ ਸਿਕਦਾਰੁ॥
ਕਾਮੁ ਨੇਬੁ ਸਦਿ ਪੁਛੀਐ ਬਹਿ ਬਹਿ ਕਰੁ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ॥
ਅੰਧੀ ਰਯਤਿ ਗਿਆਨ ਵਿਹੂਣੀ ਭਾਹਿ ਭਰੇ ਮੁਰਦਾਰੁ॥
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ਗੁ.ਗ੍ੰ.ਸਾ., ਅੰਕ : 468-69)

01/22/2019
Mission Janchetna
The Mass Awareness Movement
Against Ignorance to create
Loving & Caring Humanity
Virtues v/s Vices
Tall talks, false promises have a short span of existence. Some people may be befooled all the time but all people can’t be be-fooled for long.
Concept of one, Almighty God creating this universe at will, determining fortunes of every creature and manage all day-to-day affairs of the world through His agents-various gods & goddesses having authority to alter fortune of human beings, did multiply number of gods, priests and devotees but the phenomenon was short lived.
The concept had one flaw that it did not fix responsibility of human beings for their sufferings. God and His agents were managing everything themselves.
Most of the devotees were fed up with ever growing & astonishing demands of gods and priests. They had to spend a lot on offerings and observances but there was no respite to donors in practical life from the hardships. When eyebrows were raised, holy, spiritual leaders-rishis, saints, yogis, mahatmas amended the prevailing concept to fix responsibility on devotees for their sufferings.
Their acts were classified as Good and Bad, Virtuous and Sinuous.
”Look!” they pronounced, “Priests have done their best to convince the gods & goddesses to change your lots. But, they have been helpless to deliver because of misdeeds you committed during previous lives. Every action of yours is being recorded at His place in paradise. While determining your fortune, your acts are given due weightage. Whatever you did in previous lives can’t be altered but you have the opportunity to do well. Doing good will be rewarded in the lives to come. You may be given a place in the paradise.”
This is how the concept of rebirth and deeds came into existence. The holy leaders had to differentiate between good & bad, virtue & vice. Pride, Greed, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy & Sloth were termed as Deadly Vices.
Evidently, Humility, Liberality (Mercy), Chastity (Continence), Patience (Meekness), Temperance (self control), Love (of God, neighbor, enemy) & Fortitude (courage) shall be the Godly Virtues.
All these Godly virtues and Deadly vices had been defined and explained in the greater interests of the so called spiritual men and were preached to various communities by founding hundreds of religions and constructing millions of sacred places like churches, mosques, temples, moths and gurduaras.
They preached in one voice that the Almighty is One and all of us are His subjects, mutually brothers and sisters but continued arousing feelings of hatred among believers of the God with different characteristics.
The God has been one in almost all religions but His characteristics have been different and every one insisted on the characteristics propounded by his religious leaders.
Millions of human beings were killed in numerous crusades by one community against the other with different faith. And this happened in every part of the world. Devotee of every faith was equally exploited everywhere: physically, mentally, economically and psychologically.
The quantum of exploitation increased many folds when the Almighty Himself was born on this planet to deplete brutality of some cruel, oppressive ruler.
Stories of His   theatrical performances using extraordinary powers attracted hundreds of thousands to line up endlessly to offer their hard earned belongings to Him with love and devotion. Similar activities were recorded when a son of the Almighty was said to have taken birth on the earth. Scores of hundreds have claimed having been sent by Him to deliver His message and get them rid of their sufferings.
Devotees in millions profoundly accepted their claim to be emotionally and materially exploited with thanks.
We are highly concerned with the fact that despite all illogical happenings, none among the spiritualists could count convincing causes of and remedy to fundamental problems of humanity. Secure, Comfortable Humanity remains an unrealized day dream.