Generally, when we see a popular issue like corruption, the propensity is to center on merely its societal causation and while it enables us to reform the legislation that collectively affects the society, somewhere we lose focus of the fundamental causation of this social scourge, or for that matter any other. Bringing a legislation to impose stringent checks for arresting corruption is only one part of the solution, and in fact a little far from being the first solution. A legislation is merely a preventive step to ensure that no one does what they are not suppose to do. But if people, uneducated and more dangerously the educated, are lured to commit illegal acts either by their own will or under a compulsion, then it is not merely a legislation that we can rely upon and sit back to say we have done what was most needed. Then we are failing to realize what is most needed and no legislation can ever be a solution to that. It is most vital for us to realize that any social evil pertains directly to the state of mind of the general populace. And if corruption is rampant in society it is definitely a reflection of character deficit of the people in general or in majority. Now as I mentioned, corruption can either be committed willingly or under some compulsion. The latter is quite diverse if categorized under different reasons. The most compulsive reason could be the reason of survival itself. Another reason could be the reason of convenience over trivial matters, and yet another reason could be saving yourself from hardship or pain of going through a legitimate process. Now if it is the question of survival, then usually it is the collective issue of the society - lack of employment, burden of loan, etc., which we can and must address collectively. If it is the question of convenience or saving oneself from hardship then it is a matter of personal reform and lack of character-centered education. And if it is the case of willingly committing corruption then the last solution is a strong anti-corruption law. But in all these cases, except perhaps in the matter of survival, we can see that the fundamental reason is the weakness of character, and weakness of the character of the people in general is a definite sign of the weakness of the society and the weakness of the nation. And since that is the case, we need a tidal wave of personal and character reform in this country. But what kind of personal and character reforms? And what should be the approach to implement them? Before we come to the answers of these questions, it is imperative to classify knowledge. And the way I do it is fairly simple. The first is what I call the Core Knowledge consisting of the spiritual wisdom, the set of universal principles of personal conduct and the fundamental knowledge of the nature of the world. Rest everything is what I call Auxiliary Knowledge. Now while the third component of the Core Knowledge is beyond the scope of this piece of writing, let me emphasize the vitality of the first two. Spiritual wisdom deals with the bigger picture of our being. It transcends mundane concepts of life and looks at its much greater and broader scope, but since it is inevitably tied to the fundamental knowledge of the nature of the world, I cannot talk about in any detail either. However, we can and must talk about the universal principles of personal conduct. They are fairly simple and comes naturally to those who listen to their conscience. They would be like - you should not do others what you don't want others to do to you. You should think beyond yourself because you live in a society and not vice-versa, and so on an so forth. The spiritual wisdom and the knowledge of the nature of this world prepares the fundamental ground as to why these universal principles of personal conducts are exactly required and why exactly they need to be followed. And that is because, the fundamental truth is that any person actually and naturally should be bothered about themselves and themselves alone, and that is their primary dharma as well, but God has made this world in a way that if you want yourself to benefit then you must do so through others. Now the problem with our society is that we have crushed the core knowledge in the race of gaining auxiliary knowledge, and their lies both our problem and solution. If we want to address the fundamental causes of all the social evils we must reverse this trend. Bring the focus on the core knowledge and let it be explicitly known which is more important in our life and what should be the basis of every actions that we perform in this world. The personal and character reforms, hence, are associated with this much needed reverse of trend. The reforms are convergence of spiritual wisdom, scientific knowledge and voices of one's true self. These reforms are extensive and might be surprising for a lot of us, but if we want to evolve as a society we must start walking towards them, otherwise we very much risk falling into the abyss from where the possibility of attaining a virtuous society may not be possible.