Why do even good and evil cease to have meaning to the soul that has found Brahman?

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When the soul achieves Brahman, it moves to a higher state of self, removed from this life and reality as it stands. The world we know with its societies and conflicts ceases to exist for the soul in Brahman, and therefore the notions of good and evil, become quaint and nonexistent to them as well.

On earth, good and evil are conflicts of life and the disagreements of opposing beings with rational thought. A tiger is not evil for killing its prey, nor a dog good for protecting its cub. When the soul achieves Brahman, societal squabbles and conflicts cease to exist as they achieve peace with nature and harmony with all other souls in that state. Therefore, everything is in perfect balance, and there is no need for good or evil because there is no cooperation or discord between which to navigate, as all souls in Brahman are finally harmonized.

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The Bhagavad Gita (Song of the Blessed One) narrates the parable of two clans that are fighting. Arjuna, a warrior, feels torn. He is related to both...

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