Anyways, I have been thinking a lot lately about things happening around me, and in my life. I have always believed in the fact that you suffer consequences for your wrongdoings. I myself am going through some as I write this. But I look around and I see people from all walks of society doing things with absolutely no regard whatsoever for their consequences. It is almost as if they are completely immune to any sort of consequence. I see sports professionals achieve break records on performance enhancement drugs (euphemism for "anabolic steroids"). I see politicians accept sums of money to favour a private party to protect their business interests. I see people exploit the poor for peanut salaries. I see people getting more and more greedy. Television shows kind of tell you "it is ok to cheat on your spouse. It is ok to be promiscuous and have a lot of partners. It is ok to lie to get a monetary price." The list goes on. In all these cases, there has been an outright denial of all these actions, although there is strong evidence to prove it all.
Has humanity forgotten the way of moral values? Are we being more and more inhumane everyday? It is a real downer to see all this happen around one, and to note that there is no concept of a consequence. Its like what my high school teacher used to say "this world is going to the dogs".
I would like to sign off by quoting the verses 7 and 8 from Chapter 4 of the Bhagavat Gita.
yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
tadatmanam srjamy aham
Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion--at that time I descend Myself.
vinasaya ca duskrtam
sambhavami yuge yuge
In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.