Do Good Deeds
Written by Vajratara
Sometimes we think that the answers to life's questions must be complex. They are not.
Recently I was talking with Zanze Pandit and he made this point clearly. We were talking about having Dharma Rites or healing prayers done to fix a problem or just generally make your life better. Pandit said that whilst these can be very effective there is another more self-empowering method: Do Good Deeds!
You don't have to go looking for them he said, just be prepared to act when someone needs help. He told me his sister does this. She provides funds to pay for funeral services for people who died without means and whose family can't afford it. She does all of this anonymously through a third party, without recognition or thanks. In other words, she does it unconditionally.
What goes around comes around. By doing good deeds unconditionally we spin the wheel of life. The more that we DO what is positive the more likely that will be what comes back to us. When we send out genuine positivity, not mere sugar coated nicety, we are being true and loving to all sentient beings.
Do good deeds if you want your life to be better.