How do you personally define morality? What is good? What is evil? –@jmorgenstern
I wrote a post about this once that nobody read. First off, I don’t consider myself religious in any sense. As I write this today, it is Rosh Hashanah. I don’t even know how to spell that. I’m also not a Buddhist, Hindu, whatever. But I do think it’s interesting to see what texts have withstood the test of time over thousands of years.
It’s the same as music. If a song withstands the test of time, compared with thousands of other songs, then you know there’s something good about it. Like if a failed Britney Spears did a cover of John Lennon’s song, “Imagine” then you know it would be a hit. So I am constantly reading somewhat obscure spiritual texts from a long time ago.
I wrote a post, “Was Buddha a Bad Father.” The details of the post are not that important to this question but one speech that Buddha made to his son Rahula where he said, “before, during, and after everything you do (speech, action, etc.) make you sure are not about to harm anyone, are not harming anyone, and did not harm anyone.”
In other words, he is defining Evil. Everything else is Good.
When we are good, we are on our way to Happiness. Since harming others causes undue stress. I discuss this in my latest book: “I Was Blind But Now I Can See” http://amzn.to/qM8kLi.