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Emotions and Ethics

Is there no basis of morality and taste, no standard of judgement and ethics, except that which the individual brings with himself or creates for himself? The situation is not so anarchic as it seems, for there is a progressive evolutionary character running through all these different points of view.
The human journey from mere animal existence to real spiritual essence is reflected in human ethics, where rules imposed from without are gradually supplanted by principles intuited from within.
  1. Uplift Character
  2. Re-Educate Feelings
  3. Discipline Emotions
  4. Purify Passions
  5. Spiritual Refinement
  6. Avoid Fanaticism
  7. Miscellaneous Ethical Issues