“The world will not be destroyed by those who do devil, but by those who watch them without doing anything” (Albert Einstein )
In the analytical sense, it can be said that corruption means deliberately violating the principle of impartiality in order to gain personal benefits from this type of behavior. Corruption has a wide range of meanings in the English dictionary Corruption means a flaw in a system that can disrupt the entire system. Computer users know that ‘system corruption’ causes the computer to stop working. The concept of ‘corruption’ is not limited to making money through illicit means, but has many components. If ‘corruption’ is to be eradicated, then the ‘corruption’ and corrupt people in the system must be properly identified. After all, there is a reason that other nations are developing and our paddy is dry. Although there are many social evils prevailing in our society but one of the major evil in my perception, is Corruption .It is very common in our society and is destroying the society from roots. According to me corruption/bribe is an extraordinary human disaster .Now you might thinking why am I calling it extraordinary human disaster ,the reason is that it is created by humans (an extraordinary thing) and is a disaster because it destroys lives of people , especially the lives of poor. In present World it is spreading like virus . People adopt it with ease and nobody fears its calamitous consequences, especially in J&K . Now the question is what profits does it carry:
It gives everything in the World but illegally, like if you need job, you will get it illegally with the help of corruption. But the thing it is an evil and even a the religions condemn it.
1) Hinduism:- In the religion Hinduism ,In the Gita chater 17 _Shloka 04 reflects us towards this bad act and considers it as an evil act. The Gita Shloka 04 _Chapter 17 “Begins who are pure in heart and mind,who are good,natured and believe in following the path of light,these people worship the Gods of light.
Individuals who are constantly active in earning in material, wealth and power and those who constantly indulge in sin and corruption while living in darkness , worship the evil spirits”.
2) Christianity:-The.holy Bible also reflects some views about bribe/corruption.
Exodus 23:8. “And you shall take no bribe ,for a bribe blinds the clear sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.” Proverbs 17:23. “The wicked accepts a birbe in secret to pervert the ways of justice”. Ecclesiastes 7:7. “Surely oppression drives the wise into madness and a bribe corrupts the heart”.
3) Shikism: The holy book Shri Guru Granth Sahib also reflects this topic as under:
“No one has ever found satisfaction in sin and corruption.The flame is not satisfied by more fuel,how can one be satisfied with out the lord?”. Guru Arjan Dev ji SGGS :Page 672 line 4.
4)Buddhism:- Lord Buddha in panchshila (five precepts of buddhist morality),says
Panch silla“I observe refraining from taking what does the owner not give.”
corruption/bribe is an extraordinary human disaster .Now you might thinking why am I calling it extraordinary human disaster ,the reason is that it is created by humans (an extraordinary thing) and is a disaster because it destroys lives of people , especially the lives of poor. In present World it is spreading like virus .
5) Islam:-And at last my religion Islam , In chapter 2, verse 188 ,in surah baqarah .
Almighty Allah says” And do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly or send it (in bribery) to the rulers in order that (they might aid) you (to) consume a portion of the wealth of the people in sin,while you know it is unlawful” .And the messanger of Allah (Muhammad saw) cursed both the briber and the bribee (Al trimithi).This hadith clearly indicates that corruption is a grave major sin because it is known that only grave sins and evil doings deserver to be cursed. Nowadays bribe is prevailing in almost every sector of society . Even most people are watching the commitment of this sin .I can not say nobody but least people raise voice against this prime evil. And among those least people some are suppressed by these perpetrators. Even now , every one is believing that it is a part of a society, so don’t speak against it,most parents tell their children: Hey who are you to raise voice?, stop it , if no one is raising voice then why you. Most people don’t care about this evil .They had made their religion valueless,It is 21 CE and I am feeling shameful to say that in this century least people are raising their voice and one who raises voice is considered foolish,mad and the society looks to the very person with the mocking eyes. Do you know what people are say most of the times after raising the voices, “who are you to raise voice against it? it’s just a kind of gift, you give for your own sake!” They say what will we obtain after raising voice and infact they are also involved in this sin. It is a good thing that education is spreading very quickly in the World but it is heartbreaking that the speed corruption is twice that of education. And at last ,it is my message to all the World that kindly raise voice against it. “Corruption Wins Not more than Honesty” (William Shakespeare).
(The author is working as Sr Edp Head at DD Target PMT Parraypora India’s Reputed institute For Medical/JEE Coaching. Views are his own)