In the world of radical individualism, consumerism and materialism, to understand the ethical responsibility, time is needed. The complexity of modern life has taken the man into ethical dilemmas. This paper attempts to bring out the ethical preaching in the gospels of ‘The Bhagvad Gita’, a religious book of Hindus.
Virtuous people live ethically and now it is a need of time to develop desired virtues in mankind. Ethical failure leads to corruption, greed, dishonesty and lust for power. The roots of ethics are in spirituality- understanding ourselves, our oneness with God and His omnipresence. This paper attempts at ethical responsibility of individual in family as well as society in the light of Hinduism. Extreme individualism demolishes the bondage of relationships. The Bhagvad Gita preaches character building and also tells how to avoid ethical failure. Religion i.e Dharma is the ethical code of conduct. To be happy one needs to have spiritual strength and control upon one's mind and body. The Gita gives insight to live in family and society ethically without lust. Inculcation of 26 qualities as outlined by Lord krishna leads a man to moksha along with the welfare of society. The paper focuses on ethical behavior and social responsibility as preached by Lord Krishna in the Bhagvad Gita.
Keywords ethics, Social, responsibility, ethical, dilemma, Spiritualism, character building, ethical code of conduct, happiness, social welfare
Maya Mainkar, University of Pune, India
Stream: Arts & Humanities
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