Good Deeds

09/03/2011 Comments Off on Good Deeds

good kind: having or showing a kind and generous disposition helpful: helping somebody to organize thoughts or make decisions favorable: suitable and likely to produce the right results or conditions genuine: that is what it appears to be
producing result: able to produce a particular result derivation: [ Old English gōd< Germanic, ”unite”]
Deed something done: an intentional act; acts of kindness actions: action in general, especially as contrasted with speech derivation: [Old English dēd< Germanic, ”a doing” < Indo-European]
Kindness compassionate act: an act that shows consideration and caring
derivation: [ Old English gecynde “innate, natural” < Germanic]
Everyone knows that good deeds make you feel good. Did you ever think about WHY? There are the obvious reasons — that we spread joy, spread goodness, spread change. It’s gratifying. But there’s also a physiological reason that has been studied. It’s an effect called “helper’s high”.
Christianity: 1 Peter 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. v.11 Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles, so that in case they speak against you as wrongdoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. Titus 3:14, Christ gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. Galatians 6:10, As we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially those who are of the household of faith. James 1:27 he says, Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orpans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Buddhism: Ten forms of mindfulness are:
  1. Mindfulness of the Buddha
  2. Mindfulness of the Dharma
  3. Mindfulness of the Saṃgha
  4. Mindfulness of giving
  5. Mindfulness of the heavens
  6. Mindfulness of stopping and resting
  7. Mindfulness of discipline
  8. Mindfulness of breathing
  9. Mindfulness of the body
  10. Mindfulness of death

The five precepts are the basis of Buddhist morality. To take Pancha Sila, that is, to vow to live according to the following rules of conduct, is a set of vows a lay-person may take on, to try and live by, to the best of their understanding. So here goes: Pancha ( = five ) Sila ( = discipline ), the Five Precepts:

  1. Do not take life
  2. Do not take what is not given
  3. Do not distort facts
  4. Refrain from misuse of the senses
  5. Refrain from self-intoxication through alcohol or drugs Source: The Buddhist Handbook, John Snelling
The religion of Islam “Praise be to Allaah. If Allaah helps him to do righteous deeds, the Muslim can earn a great deal of reward. There are many different kinds of righteous deeds that can be done by rich and poor, old and young, male and female, depending on each person’s circumstances, ambition and energy, after the help of Allaah. The kinds of good deeds that a person can do every day include the following: [copyrighted script – see:] Islam Q&A

Why is Scientology one of the fastest growing religions in the 21st century?
Whether Scientology is good or bad that leads down to everyone’s personal opinions. Either it works for you or it doesn’t. However, people in particular that have never been involved with the Church should not criticize or hate on this religion by saying its bad when they haven’t even been involved. There is no doubt that the Church stands planted to the ground for good deeds the whole purpose is to do great things that everyone who is willing to join can grow in touch with their inner souls. Note: I think the best way to find out is go to your local library and get a book. Who can give you opinions with a book? Try “the Problems of Work” by L. Ron Hubbard. Once read, form your own opinion. But dont listen to masked protestors too afraid to show their face when protesting about a subject they know not of. A common belief amongst Scientologists is “What is true for you is true for you, and when you take that away, you’ve lost everything”.  So go by that rule  in forming an opinion.
The Way to Happiness book is a simple and straightforward look at life and how to be more self-confident. It gives the reader a way to decide for himself what the best course of action is. The principles found in The Way to Happiness book are grounded in common sense and written for application. This book is a truly practical and modern guide that anyone can use to confidently steer their way to a happier, more successful life.


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