When does committing of sin and crime blur in meaning and substance? Discussing this in the light of recent corporate espionage case in India.
Sin has moral intent / inclination – breaking the religious commandments whereas crime is commission of an act against the law of the land. Now, there is a predicament, when the two, crime and sin could be used interchangeably i.e. when crime committed too has moral nuances with it? I opine, when crime goes unconstrained, sin starts to show its ugly face.
The case in point is recent partially unraveled espionage case, going on since long, involving employees of Government pertaining to petroleum ministry and others, who stole national secrets from the offices to which they were attached. For unlawful entry to the offices, at odd hours, they made IDs and duplicate keys etc besides putting off the workings of CCTVs. They shamelessly broke the laws of the land thus worked counter to Official Secret Act. This act should be used against these anti nationals stringently and, none, whoever mighty and high, be spared. The documents pilfered are said to be related to national security impinging on the national security – deceptive and shameless indeed.
Then the executives of top energy companies who purchased those documents on the behest of their bosses – their acts too speak volumes about their illegitimate acts. Besides these, one newspaper reporter is also involved; who opened an outlet for selling out documents with a huge price! What a crying shame to say the least. Further investigations may bring out many skeletons from the cupboard. All these people were selling the important and sensitive documents of their Mother Land for a price since long without being detected!
Who are the ultimate beneficiaries, only thorough investigations can unravel. But this case falls under heinous crime and is therefore disgraceful and amounts to playing in the hands of those inimical to national interests too. It goes to show that these people could steal, sell and bargain the safety and security of their Mother Land for their personal gains. If they could compromise the security of their Mother Land – which sustained them, gave them all sorts of freedoms besides providing them internal and external security, then, WHY NOT, these people could even sell their own MOTHER for a price? This is what every right thinking and well intentioned person with integrity will fathom.
Only methodical investigations can tell us who the ultimate beneficiaries of these thefts are, let’s wait and see. But one thing is crystal clear; whosoever is involved has mala fide intentions towards the country. All these most uncalled for incidents amount to shocking crime against the country and should be dealt as such. This too amounts to corruption of highest order at high places.
Quid pro quo has been done in the form of pecuniary gains in transferring important documents impinging on the national security by breaching the laws and bending the rules for personal gains. Now masterminds of all this murky wheeling and dealing going on since a long time has to be brought out and justice done.
The money that changed hands by these shadowy transactions must have been used for bringing up dependent family members too. Ill-gotten resources produce ill-results should never be forgotten. This money is tainted and will produce tainted people full of impiety – with no integrity and bereft of any character and due to absence of traditions and value system. Meaning children brought by tainted resources through bad karma results in corruption in the family.
In Bhagwad Gita, it has rightly been said that those who have lost their family traditions always dwell in hell indefinitely.
Contrarily, when we use hard earned money on our children they will turn out to be persons of integrity and with impeccable character. These are SATVIC people.
From the above, it is evident that where crime ends, sin starts and where sin starts moral and ethical values are constrained. Greed or passion for acquiring wealth robs us of ethical values. Meaning we give more credence to RAJASVIC aspirations which results in sadness and mode of ignorance (TAMAS) results in foolishness. thus mode of goodness just diminishes.
Corrupts, including their well wishers will also meet their waterloo partly here on this earth for their heinous crimes and partly on the JUDGEMENT DAY after their death.