Evil is virtue gone drunk

Acharya Prashant
2 min readJun 3, 2020

Evil is nothing but virtue gone drunk.

You want to be good but you’re so occupied with your intention to be good, you’re so enamoured by the charm of goodness that you drop all common-sense. That’s what evil is.

You could simply say:

Evil is misplaced goodness, evil is goodness corrupted upon itself. Evil is goodness corrupted due to its own exuberance.

Go to the most evil man, even he wants to do good. Huh? Or does he not?

Have you not heard some people arguing and it would be evident even to an outsider that one of them or both of them might be talking utter nonsense, but it is quite possible that the arguing parties actually do believe that they are making sense and talking truth.

We start believing, deeply believing in stuff that is patently false. There is a reason:

Very-very deep within we know that our destiny is Truth. We know we are right. We know we have to be right. And then we get so impatient with our destiny that we start behaving as if we have already attained it.

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