The Relativity of Morals
April 17, 2012
Moral value is not relative, Swami Kriyananda explains, and uses examples to illustrate why this is so: because our moral choices effect who we are and who we become.
He also explores situations when moral choices may not be so straightforward.
- Throughout the 20h century, truth was considered to be relative. My truth is different from your truth. Does that approach make sense?
- If we were to devise a moral code, what would be a good starting place: the yamas and niyamas of the yogic teachings, the 10 Commandments…?
- Are there limits to how much you should honor your father or mother?
- Even in the 10 Commandments, there must be some relativity there — for example, “Thou shalt not kill” is one of the commandments, but what if you need to do so to defend your country or an innocent person?