Sunday, September 03, 2006

Benevolence



Benevolence characterizes the true goodness of the mind, the unbiased kindness to do good. It confers thought and regard for the welfare of other people, and finds expression in sympathy and kindly gentleness and compassion, with charitableness and kindness.
Those who lack benevolence have little, if any, thought or regard for others, and a tendency to help oneself, in neglect of others.

That was a typical text book definition for Benevolence and we can put it in simpler words and say benevolence is to love people and be kind to them in a gentle and compassionate way and when I say people I mean all people and in other words all living creatures.
Now the big question pops why should I love all living creatures? What r they to me? And if I love all people that means I would love even the person that is trying to kill me and those who hates me and that is definitely has no meaning !?...
To answer the first and the second questions just close your eyes for a minute and Imagine this scene with me "you r walking in the street and few feet in front of you there is a lady with her two children one she is carrying and the other is walking by her side, suddenly an Ice cream seller car passed by and the walking child start running towards it and was trying to cross the street so he came running towards you and the street was full of cars and his mother screaming....Now Imagine with me these two situations:
a-The child ran towards you and you said it isn't my business and walked your way and then you heard a scream and turned around and the child was hit by a car after that u went on your way saying "it is all his mother's fault she should have hold him with her hand, that poor stupid kid".
now open your eyes and think of how you are feeling now.
b-now for the same scenario just imagine that when the kid ran towards you, you caught him by his hand and said to him "hey be careful now the street is full of cars" and then his mother came in haste towards you and thanked you for your kind action and that you saved her child's life.
now open your eyes and think of how you are feeling now.
If the feeling is the same for you then I can do nothing to help you, for ordinary humans there should be a great difference between the two situations and that is because we have the quality of benevolence inside all of us and even if you say "no I don't have that" but deep inside you can still feel the need to be the good benevolent person even if the accumulations of the bad experiences you've had in your life forbid you of that feeling but believe me it is there deep inside your soul.
The answer for the last question is "WHY NOT" even if the person hates you -that is not enough reason for you to hate him back- he may has a reason to hate you and that reason might be because of a misunderstanding or it is out of jealousy and many other reasons that may make no sense at all but they do make sense to that person so you shouldn't hate him for that but rather pity him for such a shallow perspective and that means at the same time that you should cleanse your-self of such feeling at first before applying them on other people.
All that I'm going to say now is that you should try to love everyone and I know it is not simple with so many people done so many bad and evil things but always remember that hate brings no good at all and only by love and benevolence this world may has a chance and as once said "The bravest are the tenderest, the loving are the daring" so if you don't know love then you've known nothing of this world...

4 comments:

aNarki-13 said...

indeed, Sempai, indeed.

i will go by your advice, God knows i need it! (too sensitive to what people say :D)

Melantrys said...

Hm, I didn't get a thank you from the mother of the moronic kid I saved from getting hit by a car 2 days ago... ;)

Do I know you? :D

Kyubai said...

to mel:
was that kid a son of a camel driver?....:D

to 13:
OSU,sorry to put u last but u know ladies first...
it is OK to be sesitive about what people say but don't let it affect ur actions and care for what the people u trust think and always remember "WE PUSH TO PRESERVE"

Melantrys said...

Nopes, seemed to be of "Arian" stock....