Should the means to achieve good ends be always good? Medicine tastes bitter, but cures diseases. Arjuna fought against the Kauravas to achieve good ends.

Indian thought has no hesitation in answering this question in the affirmative. Except the
rank materialists, the Charvakas, the founders of all other systems of Indian thought boldly
declare that “one should not adopt a foul means to achieve a desired end, however covetable that
end may be”. There should not be any doubt regarding this point.
I don’t think that your two examples are strong enough to prove that the end justifies the
means. For, the medicine, whether it be sweet or bitter, in so…

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