I beleive that doing good for others can make people redeem themselves in their own eyes and improve their confidence. The more they do for others the happier they become. This is truly a wonderful effect of a good cause. What do you think?
asked 08 Sep '11, 09:07
Doing good for others does lift both the giver and receiver. However, it should be noted that many people don't actually know what is good for themselves or others! So this rule assumes that someone indeed knows what is "good" or "should be done" for themselves, and thus for others. Often people deem something very "good" for someone else, only to find out it wasn't the best thing to do/say/give after all. One's intention is also important.. often the "good doer" may act out of their own secret selfish motivations. They may not even be aware of this.. and then wonder why the whole process backfires. Intention is important, but it highlights that the best things one can do or give to others, is often the simplest of things which involve no risk- the giving of time, attention and love.
answered 09 Sep '11, 04:46
I have this crazy belief: I think that God wired the world in such a way that when we do good for others, it eventually comes back to you...but not if that is the reason you do good. It has to come out of love. Jesus mentions doing good for your neighbor as a spiritual maxim, and He was right about that.
So I agree that doing good is good for you.
answered 08 Sep '11, 12:15
Kabbalah teaches that we can only get light from the Creator by sharing, so the theory has been around for thousands of years!
answered 08 Sep '11, 12:40
I believe that good will always return to you no matter what was your motivation for doing it. You could say that this could create "egoistic saints". But could an egoistic person really be able to perform genuinely good deeds? If you are ego-oriented, there are easier ways to get what you want.
In any case, if you examine the belief of karma, then as long as you have any karma on your account, you cannot achieve liberation. And it doesn't matter whether the karma is good or evil. That is why the solution is not to keep the obtained good to yourself but to share it with others.
answered 08 Sep '11, 13:27
If it feels right then it's good for you.
If you do it from a place of pure intention and love without any ulterior motive or expectation of anything in return then, and only then, will it be good for you because it will always feel like the right thing to do
answered 08 Sep '11, 20:24
I have to say that when I first read the question, my initial response was "yes, of course it does". Then I started thinking "What does doing good really mean?", which brought a few more questions and thoughts that I'm going to share.
If you consider these questions and still feel you would like to "do good" for someone and you have no expectations of recognition or getting something in return, then most definitely it is doing good for you. I honestly believe though that the very best thing that we can do is to show as much love and compassion for ourselves as we do for others. When you do this, you will find that you are happier, more peaceful and automatically share yourself in a way that is "good" for everyone.
Wishing everyone love and peace :)
answered 09 Sep '11, 08:43
so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Proverbs 25:22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
Jeremiah 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve."
Matthew 6:3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Matthew 6:18 so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Hebrews 4:13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
but people that get healed i think they deserve it and get healed for the merit they have(or good act they made in this life)
experience and enjoy.
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