How to become a good person

Sometimes I think how does one become a good person? We are selfish and arrogant by human nature; which makes it difficult to be impartial. For example, the truth or evidence does not matter anymore when it comes to politics, religion, or racial issues to some people. Some may actually sincerely believe that their faction is being wronged, and that it is important for them to up rise against injustice. These are actually good people who may do bad things.

But unless, we remove the self from the picture, we sometimes cannot see what is in front of us. We need to be like the fly on the wall that sees but does not act; like an impartial 3rd party, who is able to see themselves from another perspective. Maybe like God? But how do we become like God?

We need to remove the evils within us that prevent us from understanding the world. Ironically it is these evils in our minds that bring forth the sufferings and injustices that many believe are caused by the actions of others. If we believe in causality, our bodies, or what happens to us is a reflection of our minds. We write our own future by how we think or act. You can say that the people who we think bring upon injustice are only the messengers for our past sins. We reap what we have sowed. We do not want to harm the messenger.

What are these evils that prevent us from seeing the truths, and which continue to prolong our sufferings? These evils are arrogance, greed, and self-love. Removing these evils from our minds may not be an easy task. Like many of the cycles that operate in the world, suffering and pain (effect) continue to be produced even though our evil (cause) subsides at the moment. For what is planted (evil or good), will always sprout (joy or suffering). It is not the promise to do good that God accepts; but it is the continual elimination of evil even when confronted with suffering that God accepts. This is true sincerity. Some people consider true sincerity as the truth of heaven. True sincerity brings upon a joyous future.

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About heaventruth

A fundamentalist in the translation and interpretation of the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), as it relates to the world today and in the future.
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