posted on Jun, 16 2013 @ 11:32 AM
reply to post by cavtrooper7
Cavtrooper: I can tell you the Vedic view.
The God is pure, just, all knowing and all pervading.
The soul is pure, but limited in knowledge, minute in size, and suffers from illusion. The illusion creates defects of "kama" (material desires),
"krodh" (anger), "lobh" (greed), "moh" (Attachment - to other souls and worldly possessions) and "ahankaar" (ego - that creates self awareness
and sense of superiority in many people).
The five defects further create the vices - jealousy and corruption in humans.
Veda asks humans to win over the above five defects by a regimen of 10 commandments - like truthfulness, vegetarianism, non-violence, abstinence from
sex except for procreation, selfless service etc.
The violence in society exists due to lack of moral foundations. Our society promotes only material well being and power over others. Such a society
can never live in peace.