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|on the quality of the action, yet, if the best action will not save the best man, there |
is little hope of its efficacy towards the salvation of a bad one. Perhaps the man in
question is charitable ; but his charity may be stimulated by his vanity — a too ...
|It may mean good beneficially, as to man ; or good morally, as to God. In one of |
these senses almsgiving is a good action : Who can doubt it ? In the other it is not
good, because it is not a-work of the heart. Secondly, " bad" is an equivocal word
|A man is not good or bad, for one action. A man is not so soon healed as hart, |
101. A. man is weal or woe, as he thinks himself so. A man knows his companion
in a long journey and a little inn. A man knows no more to any purpose than he ...
|His Enchiridion, or Manual, is a distillation of his teachings and an instructional manual for a tranquil life as it offers guidelines for those seeking contentment.|
|Sect 1. Of Choice and Election, voluntary and involuntary. RULE I. An Action is |
neither good nor evil, unless -it be ... The action itself is good or bad by its
conformity to, or dif- formity from, the rule of conscience ; but the man is good or
bad by ...
|How often one hears, as an excuse for not reforming our lives, the argument that |
any act that is contrary to the usual mode of life would be unnatural or ludicrous;
... He can do a bad action without disturbing this current, but not a good one.
|Yāj˝avalkya then enunciates the doctrine of action (kar- man): "Indeed one |
becomes good by good action, bad by bad [action]. ... And, since the funeral
sacrifice is not performed by the sacrificer who is about to attain either a good or
a bad ...