CHAPTER - 4. HINDU ETHICS : 1.2-III to V.
I. Introduction : 2
Ethics Or The Science Of Conduct
Morality or ethics is the science of conduct.
Ethics is the study of what is right or good in conduct.
Ethical science shows the way in which human beings should behave towards one another, as well as towards other creatures.
It contains systematised principles on which a man should act. Ethics is right conduct or Sadachara.
We have human morality, family morality, social morality, national morality, professional morality, etc.
A doctor has his professional ethics.
He should not divulge to others the secrets of his patients.
It is his duty to take all precautionary hygienic measures to stop the spread of an epidemic disease and direct his earnest attention towards public health and hygiene.
Ethics is a relative science. What is good for one man may not be good for another man.
What is good at one time and at one place may not be good at another time and at another place.
Ethics is relative to the man himself and to his surroundings.
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