Being Good and Appearing Good, both are important_Part 2}
|Sitting far away from Him on the 1st year anniversary of my "best-friendship" day!|
- ‘Appearing good’ should not be confused with ‘pleasing everyone’. ‘Appearing good’ is about having the tact and ability to properly communicate one’s intent through one’s actions. When this communication is perfect, one wins even the enemy’s appreciation (though it might be given grudgingly)! ‘Pleasing everyone’, on the other hand, might involve even false communication of one’s intent in order to look good. When such communication happens, one loses even a friend’s appreciation (though it might not be directly visible)!
- ‘Appearing good’ comes into question only after ‘being good’. Without ‘being good’, appearing to be good is hypocrisy and the devil’s game. Wherever the term ‘appear good’ comes, the author has assumed that one is doing so after ‘being good’.
|"God is watching us... from a distance always!"|
|I moved to this place from my original space on the carpet, next to the bespectacled gentleman!|
Even as the day came to a close, I received a text message. It was from Harish, the student who had been blessed with the opportunity to assist Swami during darshan. He said,