Nothing devours energy like conflict. It’s a great gaping maw into which all goodness and potential disappear. Jesus said, “Resist nothing.” His ministry was a mere three years, from which we learn that a long life is not important and that peaceful men have inestimable power. They “mount up with wings as eagles; they run and are not wearied; they walk and do not faint.”
Gurdjieff: “Sin? Sin is what is unnecessary.” Nisargadatta: “Only the necessary is good. There is peace only in the essential.”
What we possess, we are possessed by.
Men are intrinsically good. If I don’t know this from the inside out, I’ll try to be good. But trying is unnecessary. The best a man can be is who he already is.
Goodness provides a service to others. Love realizes that there are no others.
A good man is neither satisfied with himself nor dissatisfied with himself.