Can knowledge make us good?
Sometimes I think arrogantly, I know all about our church, the teachings, etc. I am a “good person” Can I make a deal with God to get rid of my past causality (innen, Karma), or guarantee my access into heaven. Do I need to suffer more on this earth? God trust me, you can trust me that I am good?
But speaking from my experiences, unexpected occurrences happen in our lives, and we end up regretting our thoughts or actions. I believe God places these obstacles to help us completely sweep evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our hearts. Sometimes we have so much dusts (evils) imbued in our hearts that we may need multiple challenges from God before these evils are purged from our minds.
Some people say that God is testing us with these obstacles, but in our religion we say that God is helping us remove our evils from our minds. When we reflect and ponder on these occurrences as guidance from God, our negative responses will eventually become less; and with time, these guidance from God will lessen, until evil no longer exist in our hearts. Yes knowledge is important for salvation, but it is this everyday interactions that are placed before us, that eventually determines if we are a “good “.
“Evil sweeping, save us please, Universal Saving God”.