"Ethai kondu vandhom kondu chella"? (what did we bring to take back, when we are gone?)The title of this thread is taken from a very famous Rajnikant movie, in Tamil. Though it was a huge masala movie, it did have this wonderful song, bringing home to us, the limitations of human life.
When we live, we are jealous of others, we hate others, we plunder others, the rich cheat banks to the tune of several thousand crores and happily go abroad, the Government does all atrocities, the politicians make huge money, and the general plunder of the poor, goes on...
Yet, in just one minute, everything is gone. We are dead and we do not even know what happens when we are gone.
We were born empty handed. We go back empty handed. Even the richest Ambanis cannot take away one rupee.
When this is the simple, but very obvious truth, why should we do all nonsense when we are alive? Why not try to do as much good as possible, and be good to all?
Why should we plunder nature and the environment and encourage all industries banned in the West? Why should the rich get away with whatever they do?
The list of the whys is so huge. One really wonders what is the answer. Mahabharatha also preaches much the same.