Sunday, February 21, 2010
‘You have the right only to work, but not to the fruits thereof. (2.47)
It is the intention behind the action that makes it good or bad. An action is only as good as the intention or will behind it. (Hows that for some circular reasoning :-D )
But this is what I've been learning recently. Sometimes one intends to do his best and to do good, and the results don't come out too well. Other times someone does something with poor or selfish intentions and the results are highly successful and favorable for the person. But he or she is not entitled to the fruits of his actions--the consequences--be them good or bad. He will be judged on the intent of all he does. The thoughts that proceed the action.
I need to remember to be always aware of my intentions.