Being good and being responsiblemust humans be responsibleWhat is responsibility?Responsibility is the mindfulness to perform those actions that promote the greater good for yourself and others. When we are responsible, we contribute to the well being of ourselves and others. To be responsible we must have brave hearts and the determination to take risks to protect society from harm. If problems should arise, responsible people will try to solve them. G00d people perform good acts and avoid evil acts for the sake of society’s peace.Responsibility is the mindfulness
Why must humans be responsible?Compared to other creatures, human beings have the best body and mind structures to perform goodness. Our minds and hands can be used to meditate, to reflect or to perform activities. For example, although we are hot as big as elephants or as strong as tigers, our hands can enable us to bring foods, medicines, cloths, gifts, etc. to our parents. It is our responsibility to dignify all forms of life. By dignifying others, we also dignify ourselves.Buddha once said, “Some people will ignore doing crucial things while dedicating their lives to useless or bad things.” Some people are willing to risk gossiping. Why is this a risk? Because they might lose their friends if their friends discover they gossiped. The former friend may seek revenge for being maligned. Gossiping is harmful to relationships. Some people may dedicate their lives to chasing money or engaging in car racing. Some take mood-altering substances such as alcohol. Alcoholics will endanger their lives for the sake of drinking too much.
responsibilities to practice acts of goodnessWe have responsibilities to practice acts of goodness. Performing acts of goodness, as often as we can, will create the habit of practicing goodness. A “doing good” program is created within ourselves afterward. People who act responsibly are either directly or indirectly rewarded, while irresponsible people will eventually lose what they have. Everyone gets what he or she deserves in the end. At first, irresponsible people lose their pride and their self-respect. Later, they will lose their trust and respect from others.It is the duty of good people everywhere to stand for integrity.
Being good and being responsible
Responsibility is the mindfulness to perform those actions that promote the greater good for yourself and others. When we are responsible, we contribute to the well being of ourselves and others. To be responsible we must have brave hearts and the determination to take risks to protect society from harm.Dhamma Articles > Meditation Articles and Techniques > Meditation for Peace
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