by Robert Wilkinson
Most of us have heard of the so-called 7 Deadly Sins. However, one of the greatest Beings to visit our Earth in centuries gave us another list, the 7 Deadly Social Sins. To find out what the "Mahatma," or "Great Spirit" thought were the source of all of humanity's ills, read on.
As many of you know, I believe Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was one of the greatest Beings to walk the Earth in millennia. He was a highly spiritually evolved politician, revolutionary, and statesman, master of non-violent non-cooperation with the sources of human degradation.
This "Spiritual Father of His Country" led the Indian subcontinent to independence through demonstrating the practical efficacy of the doctrine of Ahimsa, also known as "non-violence," or "least violence," applied through the power of Satyagraha, or "Soul-force." Though he was the first to admit that his tactics would work only when dealing with civilized opponents, he still strenuously insisted that each of us needed to be non-violent at our core to the degree we are able if we are to be genuine workers for peace in our world, since only peace can overcome war. While the world has known many "philosophers of peace," He was probably one of a very few since St. Issa to articulate the doctrine of "the peaceful warrior" in pragmatic action.
Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds humanity has produced, once said of Gandhi that "Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood." One of the most effective politicians in history, he demonstrated the practical truth that the way of applied Soul force using non-violent techniques is the most powerful political tool we have.
Here are the Mahatma's 7 deadly social sins:
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice
Sounds like most of the world's political parties (and religious dogmas) are the source of every social ill we have on Earth. May we live to see the day when these no longer exist to plague humanity. Aum Namah Shivaya!
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson