Some individuals are actually manifestations of pure
consciousness. Their cognition, affect and conation (perception,
feelings and responses) are beyond every personal or subjective
consideration. They are objective or absolute truth personified.
They do not die. They live truly and forever. For them; the
universe is actually like a family. When and if they say it; it is not
rhetoric. They are beyond every kind of discrimination. They are
not fettered by religious, racial, national, regional and other
prejudices. Their thoughts and ideas germinate to benefit the whole
universe. Their literature and creative art have the canvas of the
whole universe. Their passions transcend mere bodily
gratifications and engender the blossoming of the whole universe.
Their motivations and actions mobilize and realize the welfare of
the whole universe.
Sadguru Shri Brahmachaitanya Maharaj Gondavlekar (1845 to
1913) was such a personification. I owe everything that follows;
excepting the shortcomings; to Him.
Corruption embodies; degradation of one’s perspective, thoughts,
feelings and actions. Thus; the vision or perspective, concepts or
thoughts, emotions or feelings, instincts or passions and behavior
or actions; are degraded by the inner and outer surroundings or
environment; and they in turn; influence the inner and outer
surroundings or environment. This happens either consciously,
subconsciously or unconsciously; i.e. knowingly or unknowingly!
Perspective is like the expanse of consciousness! Thus the
normalcy of this expanse of consciousness i.e. perspective; is being
universal! The degree of restriction of that expanse of
consciousness i.e. perspective; determines the degree of the
suffocation and throttling of consciousness, marking the beginning
of corruption! Thus; the restriction of consciousness (perspective)
constitutes separation from nature, world, countries, religions,
regions, provinces, sects, linguistic groups, castes, communities,
creeds, sects and even our own family and from our true self and
This disease of corrupted perspective is subtle and hence not easily
noticed. Since the medical systems today have not learnt to
diagnose and treat the disease viz. “corruption of perspective”;
they do not identify and treat this disease, which often inflicts the
medical systems themselves!
Sectarian and corrupt perspective makes our thoughts, feelings and
actions also increasingly mean, lonely, weak, inert, grumbling,
intolerant, inconsiderate, resentful, vindictive and miserably selfish
and pathogenic (many times concealed under deceptive glamour
and glitter); and vice versa; for ourselves and the society!
The paradigms or premises; of the sectarian supremacy, racial
superiority, financial expansionism, religious bigotry and
fanaticism and so on (without concern for the well being of the
entire world) constitutes corrupt perspective and highly infectious
As the holistic perspective or normal perspective gets corrupted
(diseased and degenerated); it becomes increasingly narrower, sick
and sectarian. From this sick and sectarian soil of corrupt
perspective, the sick and sectarian thinking, feelings and instincts
germinate; and make the soil further sick! Everything holistic gets
degenerated into everything sick and sectarian! The corrupt
thinking and corrupt rationale; produce the coercive; international,
national and local; laws, conventions, traditions, rules, pacts
(formed without concern for well being of the entire world)!
Thus the racially discriminating constitutions, the legal
discrimination on the basis of castes, legal yet unjust tax system/s
to exploit certain section for the benefit of another section, the
repressive laws against trade, shops and such commercial
activities, the deceptive promotion of several harmful or useless
products, various laws and rules with respect to unjust special
economic zones and so on are examples of “corrupt thinking”! The
present sectarian medical and education systems (conspicuously
lacking in integration and productive domain respectively) also;
are glaring examples of corrupt thinking.
The so called corruption (embodying mere financial scams, bribing
and even other corrupt activities) is actually a visible superficial
symptom of the deeper disease viz. corrupt thinking, which in turn
is the crude symptom of deeper disease viz. corrupt perspective!
Corrupt perspective, corrupt thinking; corrupt the emotions and
instincts; and vice versa!
The motivation behind the literature, art, media, movies, dramas,
and advertisements and so on (serving the sectarian aims, petty
objectives, and vested interests ingrained in the above intellectual
themes; without concern for the welfare of people at large; or even
at the cost of the welfare of people at large) constitute the
corruption of emotions.
Corrupt perspective, corrupt thinking, corrupt emotions corrupt the
instincts and vice versa! Examples of corrupt instincts are; the
indiscriminate unabashed exhibitionism, immodesty, pornography
and so on.
Corrupt perspective, corrupt thinking, corrupt emotions, corrupt
instincts corrupt the actions; and vice versa. The actual laws,
literature, art forms, media campaigns, movements, and such every
activity in different fields; either organized or unorganized
(without concern for the welfare of the world; or at the cost of the
world) constitutes the corrupt actions.
Considering the universal expanse of the corruption and the stress
associated with it; from the brief discussion above, it should be
clear how corruption and stress are really ubiquitous i.e. not only
outside but inside us as well!! The roots of the corruption thrive
from the faulty perspective, followed by corrupt thoughts,
emotions and actions.
Action against Corruption
Corruption probably cannot be eradicated, as it is a human
weakness. Theoretically; even if it is eradicated today completely;
it is going to resurge; through the new generations.
But it can certainly be brought down to “least troublesome” level.
For this; we need to rectify, repair, restore, regenerate, rejuvenate
and effectively blossom; the roots (which are infected by
corruption); of our perspective, thinking, emotions, instincts and
actions! For this; we have to break open the throttling shackles,
restricting our consciousness and minimize the corruption of our
perspective, thinking, feelings, instincts and actions! This in turn;
would enable us evolve policies, plans, programs, laws and rules
conducive to honesty and rewarding the merit.
This can be done apart from everything that appeals to conscience
and wisdom; by studying the scope and potential of
NAMASMARAN; and then by practicing, verifying and
propagating it, if we are convinced; as a common minimum
program for blossoming of an individual and the mankind.
Is this not happening at all?
It is happening.
Actually; many theists; practicing, promoting and propagating
NAMASMARAN; as well as many atheists not practicing
NAMASMARAN; may not have this perspective; but their actions;
are complementary and hence contribute to global welfare; in
terms of the fervor, motivation and driving force; and analytical,
operational and technological capability respectively! Of course;
they often do this unknowingly and are unaware of the fact that
they are serving the cosmic plan!
But this is far from being enough.
For an effective Action Against Corruption; we have to take note
of the qualities; by virtue of which corrupt people; have been
proving victorious over holistic renaissance and superliving i.e.
Total Stress Management!
The qualities of the corrupt people are many! Some of these
qualities amongst many; are; dynamic leadership, clarity, focus,
seriousness, courage, commitment, boldness, preparedness to face
any consequences for their action, patience, shrewdness and
planning. They have no weakness in terms of compromising with
goal! They do not pardon anybody going against or astray. They
are ready to take any risk and stake not only their own, but their
family’s life in their goal.
If we introspect honestly; then we would certainly admit; at least to
ourselves; that we lack many of these qualities. We lack dynamic
leadership, clarity, focus, seriousness, courage, commitment,
boldness, preparedness to face any consequences for our action,
patience, shrewdness and planning. We lack backbone and keep
compromising with our goal! While they do not pardon anybody
going astray from their goal we not only pardon, but actually lick
the feet of our friends going away from our goal of “action against
corruption”! We are NOT ready to take any risk and stake nothing!
Forget about life, we are NOT ready to give any time, energy or
money for; what we call as our goal viz. Action against
If we study and propagate the concept of Total Stress Management
i.e. holistic renaissance or superliving (the core of which is
NAMASMARAN) to merely 10 persons in a day only once; then
in 10 days it would go across the whole mankind as a weapon for
the action against corruption; as follows.
In any case; Total Stress Management i.e. holistic renaissance or
superliving (the core of which is NAMASMARAN); whatever be
the semantics; is writing on wall. It is an incoming thing
irrespective of our wish and will!! It is our fortune and privilege; if
we understand and participate in it!