India, Oct. 2 -- Instead of just aspiring, some goals critical to humanity can be achieved only by embedding them in our daily thoughts and actions

A morally worthy end, according to Mahatma Gandhi, can be achieved only by adopting morally pure means. He did not agree with those who said means are after all means. For Gandhi, means are after all everything.

There are many worthy and aspirational ends or goals which humanity strives for. Some of them are critical to our sustenance and welfare. These are peace, sustainability and empathy. In all three, we need convergence of ends and means. Unless ends are 'mainstreamed' as means, they will remain just lofty ideals and their realisations will either be distant or elusive.

Peace, as an end,...