What causes people to be evil or bad? Is it their childhood on how they are raised? Is it ingrained in their genes? How do we make evil people good? Is it possible?
We try to teach the inmates job skills in trying to keep them from returning to incarceration. So being employed, or having income prevents one from evil? If that is the case, we need to give good paying jobs to bad people. Don’t think it will work.
Child services tries to take away children from abusive and derelict parents. So early negative experiences cause evil? Should we take away children from evil people? Should we prevent evil people from having children? Don’t think society will go for it.
Mental hospitals use to remove part of the brain to treat disruptive behaviors. So our genetic make up cause evil? Would we ever go back to lobotomies to remove evil? Definitely not!
If we cannot prevent evil people from acting, how do we deal with evil people? Presently and in the past, we have apprehended and imprisoned them, preventing them from contacting society. Some states have even executed the most evil. But how long can we continue to keep these evil people away from the public. We are running out of resources. We must find out what causes people to be evil.
In the Tip of the Writing Brush, it is stated:
Among all mankind, there is no one who is evil.
It is only a bit of dust stuck on them. 1-52
These dusts are said to be greed and arrogance.
When we have a mind of greed, we only care about our families and ourselves. We forget that the world is our family.
When we have arrogance, we feel that we are superior to others. It causes anger within us, leading to hate and grudge bearing.
If greed and arrogance make us evil, how do we remove these evils from our minds? Could our religions give us the answer?