Ethics is the universal law & Moral is social law. It is time to clear the confusion!
Morals are social laws or agreements among the members of any particular society. Morals are not universal and hence differ from place to place and time to time and group to group. What is moral in India is not so in other societies or countries. Morals vary even within India in different locations & societies. Morals are made specifically for sustaining “social order” within the group or among the groups of people for maintaining stability and to avoid disruptions – as it deals mainly with emotional issues connected with human relations within and without the families, groups and populations.
Lusting mentally for another married woman or man is immoral – but not illegal – till some unpleasant action is precipitated. Read the rest of this entry