All About Bharatiya Sanatana Dharmam otherwise known as Hinduism : Ch-4.4.1
CHAPTER - 4. HINDU ETHICS-4.1.
4.Benefits Of The Practice Of Ethics-1
Morality is the gateway to religion. He who leads a moral or virtuous life attains freedom, perfection or Moksha.
Practice of ethics will help you to live in harmony with your neighbours, friends, your own family members, fellow-beings and other people. It will confer on you lasting happiness and Moksha. It will purify your heart. It will keep your conscience ever clean. A moral man who follows strictly the principles of ethics will not deviate even a fraction of an inch from the path of Dharma or righteousness. Yudhishthira had earned an undying reputation for his practice of ethics. He was an embodiment of Dharma. Hence he still lives in our hearts.
Good conduct is the root of material and spiritual prosperity. Conduct increases fame. It is good conduct which prolongs life and destroys all calamities and evils and brings eternal happiness. It is good conduct that begets virtue. Therefore develop good conduct.
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