People talk of air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, nuclear pollution, ground water pollution and the one that affects the ozone layer. All of them are just dwarfs when one looks into the mental pollution. The whole human society suffers from it. The pollution of nature and natural resources can be checked. Laws can be enacted to stop them. Laws check them in most of the developed countries. But what about the mental pollution? It has shaken the moral concepts that are the basis of human life.
The modem concept of development is not the development of humanity. It means the development of resources that add to the wealth not of a nation but of an individual. The moral pollution is making cracks in the society. The more wealth a man has the more corrupt he is – exceptions apart. For the modem man “Sarve gunah kanchawam – ashrayte”. All the virtues are under the sway of gold. Materialism is a polluted concept. It throws man into the grip of Satan.
The moral pollution results in money laundering and scams. It changes a man into a devil. The devil goes back to the Stone Age. The only difference is that stones were the armaments of the people of that age. Today man belongs to a developed age. But his mind is polluted. He has invented nuclear armaments. That is how the world is facing nuclear pollution. He is proud of the nuclear power plants.
Why is there pollution? It is a fast age. Man has used his mental faculties in inventing faster and faster means of transport. His polluted mind is responsible for an army of two, three and four wheelers on the roads. They spray smoke all around resulting in air pollution. The polluted mind prefers luxuries. So it invents the cooling systems using gasses that eat the ozone layer. The polluted mind leaves people to suffer from direct radiation of the sun causing skin cancer.
Mental pollution makes man blind. He is a civilized person. He won’t throw the garbage of his house in the house of others. But he goes blind – starts industries near rivers and throws the industrial waste in the rivers. It is more harmful than throwing garbage in another house. The pollution of rivers means diseases for all who use river water. His mental devil builds beautiful cities but throws the whole waste and even human excreta in the river.
Selfishness is the result of mental pollution. Selfish contractors and forest officers cut trees in the forests on a very large scale. It gives rise to environmental pollution. The atmosphere is filled with Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The naked earth does not invite rains. The whole society suffers. To get rid of this mental pollution the people require moral support. Our culture is backed by morality. Let us not shun this support that would do away with all types of pollution.