The Chinese symbol for Center/centered.
The question is… what does the term MORALITY mean?
From Google, the term Morality gets us this: (from the Latin moralitas “manner, character, proper behavior”) is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good or right and those that are bad or wrong.
______________ But like most dictionary offerings, this focuses us on the symptoms that we label as moral or not moral?
My question asks for more than simply a listing of symptom behaviors. My question is concerned with what enables a person to live a life of MORALITY?
In other words, what is it in, about, or Within Man that allows, enables, or encourages a person to engage in behavioral actions and responses that others describe as symptoms of MORALITY?
Can we agree that there are people whose lives are conducted in ways that would cause a normal human being to say that these people exhibit a moral character? If this is so for some people, why not for other people as well?
In my humble opinion, and after studying this question for over 40 years, I have come to the conclusion that it is the level of C’etc, pronounced “C_etcetera,” [research Here ], that the Soul of a person has acquired [over substantial time] that determines the level of Morality a person exhibits in behavior, speech and demeanor.
And it is important that I add this: This accumulation of C’etc by ons’s Soul has nothing to do with race, ethnicity, age, education, IQ, or any other physical or intellectual attribute.
Put quite simply, I believe the MORALITY of a person is a term we apply to a person as a measure of the Spiritual Evolution of that person’s Soul, which enables that person to rise above the otherwise natural [and often negative] desires of that person’s MIND [research Here ] …if particularly curious?
_____________ What I have said thus far, pretty much suggests that I believe that Man has a Soul; that the Soul is capable of growing and maturing, or evolving; and implied in this is the idea that each Soul is unique in the way in which it is evolving. And if we can agree on this much, then we might also agree upon the concept that those Souls that have not evolved very much… just might be Souls within bodies that we observe as immoral, negative, evil, and harmful? I am, of course, speaking in a general sense, and of course in a “relative” sense. That is, relatively speaking… people who engage in negativity would be those Souls that have not [as yet] acquired much C’etc.
And I would suggest that what I have said provides an indication as to what differentiates we human beings in terms of the level of MORALITY we each exhibit?
However… the last sentence, applied to the concept of MORALITY, rests entirely upon two factors that many in the West, and in America, stoutly resist, deny, or at least ignore. That is, the twin concepts known as: The Law of Karma, and that of Reincarnation. The idea of Karma is not entirely fearful to the West, but the idea of Reincarnation is quite disturbing to many people. Strangely, the more involved in Christianity one is, that is… attached to the rhetoric that Man is given but one life in which to explore and experience the entire Creation, the more one denies the two foundation stones of Life.
I was 38 years of age when I awakened to the genius of God, and how He resolved the problem of how to insure the upmost “free will” for we Souls, and at the same time insure Absolute fairness and equality for all Souls in Creation? His answer was the Law of Karma and that of Reincarnation.
The Law of Karma is truly simple in explanation, but amazingly complex in its operations. The simple explanation of Karma is this: As ye sow, so shall ye reap. And this applies to everyone equally, and there are no exceptions. But what about the murderer who “gets away with his/her crime”?
The answer is this: No one gets away with any action he/she takes, ever. The murderer will, at the time of death, be judged and will be sent to a Hell specifically designed to eliminate the idea of murder from that person’s MIND forever. When this lesson is “learned” [deeply etched Within the MIND of that person], he or she will be reincarnated… and at some point in that person’s next lifetime, he or she will be murdered in exactly the same way as he/she murdered another. The Law of Karma is not a game, it is a very serious Law.
In this way, every Soul “learns” by doing a Karmic action… and then receiving the exact same action taken against oneself… in some lifetime. And the Karmic action that one receives always comes as a complete surprise. So, rarely is it accepted as “due one”.
Now… not every Soul is a quick learner… apparently? But the Law of Karma is an Absolute Law, and so, it has all the patience required to repeat Karmic “lessons” as long as a MIND wants to repeat certain actions. I just learned myself, in 2014, that there are some Souls on Earth that are what the Bible refers to as “sons of Satan”. One such reference is this:
Matthew 13:38 ESV The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
So, one’s MORALITY not only matters, it indicates the condition of ones Soul!