The extremely cruel and demonic rape and murder of a girl in Delhi, which hurt the conscience of the entire nation brings to fore the moral malignancy of our society. That the government laws and law enforcing agencies are unhelpful when such satanic forces pounce upon innocent victims is clear from such unending incidents taking place around us. A lasting solution to such cruelties and depravation is the moral and spiritual invigoration of the society and the evacuation of evil tendencies from human minds.
The moral standard of a society is in par with its spiritual evolution, beliefs, customs and rituals and their unseen influences on human psyche. A low spiritual culture would produce moral corruption, discord, violence and murder, whereas, true religion leads us to peace and prosperity. Humans, when they are morally unclean become the channels through which the spirit-world expresses itself in its fiery character. When morally fallen characters come together, they hunger for forbidden acts because evil minds find pleasure only in evil thoughts and acts. Such people become the natural allies of demonic forces with which they are subtly connected through worship and rituals, that of their own or come down through their ancestral tradition.
A blood - thirsty deity may hunger for blood. Jataka tales mention that Angulimala wanted the head of holy Buddha for propitiating such a fierce deity. In the history of Sankaracharya also, there is such an incident. He was about to be sacrificed by the devotee of a terrific spirit. Is there any doubt that people who are devoted to such spirits would become bloodthirsty?
The culture of our society is deeply influenced by its mythology and spiritual practices. Many sectarian myths have engendered superstitions, contradictory beliefs, caste discrimination, atrocities on women, corruption etc. From where did men learn the practice of using women to corrupt or destroy the virtuous? An example is available in Indian mythology. Indra used celestial nymphs to destroy virtuous seers and their sacred deeds.
It must be taking a cue from the gods men too began to use women for corrupt purposes. The sanctity of womanhood was violated and her sacred status, as the mother and goddess on earth from whose womb he takes birth, who is the spiritual lamp in his family, was forgotten. The priests kept women as Deva Dasis, the slaves of gods in temples. It is better to remember that the temple dance forms, which enthuse many people, are the remnants of that tradition.
One has to accept that there is the corrupt world of spirits behind the human universe. The heinous crimes and sinful actions of man form pools of karmic pollution behind the worldly screen, which becomes the sporting ground of evil spirits. Hundreds of human lives are slaughtered every day in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Israel and other countries. A man guns down dozens of school kids in the United States without any sane reason. Thousands of people die every day in violence, accidents and other calamities all over the world. Does all this happen under the aegis of God or with the collusion of the spirit-world? Every religion has its population of spirits. If there is bloodshed in its background, that blood will want more blood. The bloodshed by Islamic Jihadists is only their ritual to propitiate the bloodthirsty spirits.
Humanity can get rid of this spiritual pollution only through prayers and sacred deeds performed under the guidance of an all-knowing spiritual Master belonging to this era. The path of Navajyotisri Karunakara Guru gives us hope in this direction.