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Does doing good deed make you a good person?

Someone asked, “I have done a lot of good deeds, I should be considered a good person, but why don’t I have good affinity and good relationship with others?”


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Someone asked, “I have done a lot of good deeds, I should be considered a good person, but why don’t I have good affinity and good relationship with others?”

The Master answers:

A person who does good is not necessarily a good person. Buddha said that there is one of the Ten Armies of Mara (Ten Evil Forces) called the "Good Demon Root”. This kind of person is always very high profile about the good deeds he has done, fearing that others do not know about his merits. While the other “Good Demon Root” works a bit differently, this type of people carry out their good deeds quietly. However, they are always very calculative towards those who do much lesser compared to them. The right attitude should be just happily do what is within our means and do it because we think we should. The issue of whether our kind acts are known or not known by others is unimportant. Just stay happy and do not be bothered about how much or how little we have done. By behaving so, you will naturally forge good interpersonal relationship with others.