SriJoy wrote:Pathik wrote:May be OT. Just saw a video of a small baby run over by two cars in China, luckily the baby survived. Few years ago saw a person run over by a car and passers by just going about their business normally. Is this some kind of a phenomena chinese behaviour is turning into? Does godlessness/non-dharma lead to heartlessness?
No, because the nicest and soulful people i know are atheists, not religious people. Godlessness usually leads to better human to human conduct, because people are not guided by arbitrary morals made up in a religious book, they are actually practicing the golden rule. This is why the safest places in the world tend to have the least religious people. Chinese problem is not godlessness, its their hierarchal society where only power matters.
I guess you did not read */non-dharma. It does not mean religious dogma like malsi or jehovah; nor does godliness mean the same. If you look at the mechanical way in which china is growing leading to the changes in people's lifestyle in ways in which societal values take a back seat. They wanted to achieve numbers, became a manufacturing hub, wanted to win olympic medals, came up with athlete factories for 3 year olds. The toll this has taken on people's lives there is very high in comparison to the life they get in return. In the second post I mentioned the superficial ways in which the chinese young gen is trying to satisfy their materialistic needs also goes to show on the lost values.