While thinking about what to write today, I bumped into this phrase, that too from an old collection of memories. ” Be good and do good”, it is very interesting to hear, but is it possible to practice it always?
This is the piece of advise, me and my sister got from our father, before we started the university studies. I thought, yah! a good advise, but during the studies it remained in oblivion. Never thought of the relevance. But now, I understand the value of being good and doing only good. I am also advising my son, to be good and do good.
Be good may be living fearlessly, telling and doing only the truth and justice, facing the challenges courageously without surrendering to injustice. It is like Mahatma Gandhi said, “Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
I shall fear only God.
I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.” It remembers me one more thing, that is, the end never justifies the means.
If so, be good may mean, fear only the God, love your fellow beings and all creatures, do justice to all and tell only the truth. While practicing all these, we are doing good. Those who are good in mind and thoughts will do only good. A good and genuine person can do only good. Such a person is the real human being with virtues.