Man often insists on the necessity of noble deeds so that man can rise to the level of being an angel. Everybody want that one should inculcate in his self the divine virtues that would help him communicate with the Supreme Soul. All our actions, including the act of speaking, should reflect the goodness of our soul.
It is good that our actions should be sublime and divine, but have we ever realised that the good actions and speech generate from the supreme thoughts? In fact, it is our thoughts that make us good or bad. Thoughts, which are often invisible and sometimes beyond our ability to comprehend them accurately, lead man to his destiny or doom, whichever way he moves with these thoughts.
It is the power of a thought that makes man to initiate a journey to the planets, devote the self to godly service of mankind or undertake the acts of charity or to indulge in a crime like murder, theft or rape.
It is the mind which is the mother of all thoughts–necessary, ordinary, elevated, negative, waste etc–and it is because of these thoughts, approved by the brain (intellect), that man undertakes any initiative of action. It is the power of a thought that makes man to initiate a journey to the planets, devote the self to godly service of mankind or undertake the acts of charity or to indulge in a crime like murder, theft or rape.
Hence, when we talk of human goodness and virtuous behavior, our attention should more be focused to the purity and cleanliness of our mind and, thereby, our thoughts. People may undertake charity and other social work of human wellbeing with some selfish and even vicious motive that may or even may not be exposed for a long time, but that would do a great damage to human society and its institutions of goodness.
Shouldn’t we try to understand the intentions and ideas of the people given to charity and human welfare before making them heroes of our worship? It is not doubting their intentions but it is weeding out the waste and harmful growth. Isn’t it?