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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Good life, bad life - HT inner voice


IF THE INTENTION IS GOOD, BACKED UP WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION AND HELPS OTHERS, THEN THE ACTION IS A GOOD ACTION
P.P. Wangchuk

Is there a need to remind you that what you do has a direct effect? That could be either good or bad. Even when one happens to do something bad unintentionally, the effect is there, though not as bad as it would have been otherwise. Buddhism describes this as karmic action (cause and effect).
Karmic action involves mainly three factors: the intention that motivates one's action, the effect the doer will experience as a result of his action, and the effect others will experience.
The end result -- good or bad -- depends on the intention of the doer. If the intention is good, backed up with love and compassion and it helps those against whom the action is directed, then the action is called good action.
If the action has some negative elements like hatred, selfishness etc., and the persons against whom it is directed experience undesirable and hurting effects, then it is called bad action.
And yet, there maybe occasions when the action may appear good as well as bad.
This can normally happen when one acts with the best of intentions, but the result could be a hurting one and it may not be desirable either for the doer or the recipient.
At times, it is also possible that an action with bad intention may produce seemingly positive results. A blessing in disguise, as they say. It is here that the law of karmic action seems to be coming in conflict with the result.
Actually it is not like that. It is all because of our misjudgment of the results. Our preconceived ideas are to be blamed for this.
The results, found to be bad, may not be the outcome of the karmic action one has in mind.
The two could be entirely unrelated. One does not know for which bad action one is suffering from.
That is why a truly karmic person does the best he can as per the moral percepts, and forgets about the outcome.
He knows very well that no action with good intention will fail him in the long run.


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  1. Hi just checking the inner voice

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  2. i like inner voice a lot.great articles.it keeps me positive

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