do they all say things you want to hear?
Asked By mik02 41-45, F in Community
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Yes, at least most people used to say good words.
It is quite easy and pleasing to say good words. It is harder to prove words by deeds. That is why Christ says that we should do as they say, but not do as they do. Baha’u’llah tells us not to be like those whose deeds differ from their words. And one of the five core precepts of Buddha is not to lie.
At least, this is better than living in an environment where abusive or violent words are considered as normal. Indecent words may pollute the community and leading to indecent doings and consequently misery. No criticism or legislation can change this condition. We really need education, or more precisely, divine education. Society will become better, when we try to think good, say good and do good, by obedience to God, our Compassionate Father in Heaven.
Through His Divine Messengers, such as Buddha, Christ, Baha’u’llah… God incessantly tells us to think good, to say good and to do good.
Yes, so simple is His counsel, and so hard for us to understand and to practice. But, this is the only way for our salvation from misery.
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Beware, O people of Baha, lest ye walk in the ways of them whose words differ from their deeds. Strive that ye may be enabled to manifest to the peoples of the earth the signs of God, and to mirror forth His commandments. Let your acts be a guide unto all mankind, for the professions of most men, be they high or low, differ from their conduct.
(Baha’u’llah, The Compilation of Compilations vol. I, p. 367)
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