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General Best Kind

Ishna

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can you define good and kind?
I think for the purpose of the comic it's self explanatory. Most people have a sense of what is good and kind unless they have a disorder of some sort.

Do you really want to analyse "good" and "kind"? We can if you want.
 

Ishna

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i must have a disorder then!
You might. Go visit a psychologist, tell them you have no innate sense of what it is to be 'good' and 'kind' and you may find yourself with a diagnosis!

On a serious note though, I think you do have that sense within you.
 

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strangely enough, my recent ex made me visit one, it appears my social skills are shot, and I have no sense of boundaries, and I need lots of work, therapy and counselling, I didn't go back....

Father lost £600m inheritance after giving mansion keys to his children | Daily Mail Online

I would imagine the above couple thought they were good and kind, yet it appears being good and kind has not worked out for them, was the good they did good? was the kindness they gave kind?
 

Ishna

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strangely enough, my recent ex made me visit one, it appears my social skills are shot, and I have no sense of boundaries, and I need lots of work, therapy and counselling, I didn't go back....

Father lost £600m inheritance after giving mansion keys to his children | Daily Mail Online

I would imagine the above couple thought they were good and kind, yet it appears being good and kind has not worked out for them, was the good they did good? was the kindness they gave kind?
It may help you to continue seeing a therapist, don't you think?

As far as the comic goes, most people I'm sure would have an innate sense of what 'good' and 'kind' mean.

For me, to be good is to do things that come from, and help develop, excellence of character. Keeping virtues like moderation, courage and justice, and trying to navigate life with wisdom. Behaving according to my duty as a rational, social human being.

For me, to be kind is to treat others with consideration. Kindness is not complicated. Kindness is in basic actions for the welfare of others (human and non-human alike). Kindness is taking some time to help someone on the forum feel a little bit less alone. Kindness is checking on your elderly neighbour during a heatwave. Kindness is giving the really tired man on the train your seat before he falls asleep on his feet.
 

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Ang 51

ਸਿਰੀਰਾਗੁ ਮਹਲਾ
Sirīrāg mėhlā 5.
Siree Raag, Fifth Mehl:

ਸੰਚਿ ਹਰਿ ਧਨੁ ਪੂਜਿ ਸਤਿਗੁਰੁ ਛੋਡਿ ਸਗਲ ਵਿਕਾਰ
Sancẖ har ḏẖan pūj saṯgur cẖẖod sagal vikār.
Gather in the Wealth of the Lord, worship the True Guru, and give up all your corrupt ways.

ਜਿਨਿ ਤੂੰ ਸਾਜਿ ਸਵਾਰਿਆ ਹਰਿ ਸਿਮਰਿ ਹੋਇ ਉਧਾਰੁ ॥੧॥
Jin ṯūʼn sāj savāri▫ā har simar ho▫e uḏẖār. ||1||
Meditate in remembrance on the Lord who created and adorned you, and you shall be saved. ||1||

ਜਪਿ ਮਨ ਨਾਮੁ ਏਕੁ ਅਪਾਰੁ
Jap man nām ek apār.
O mind, chant the Name of the One, the Unique and Infinite Lord.

ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਮਨੁ ਤਨੁ ਜਿਨਹਿ ਦੀਆ ਰਿਦੇ ਕਾ ਆਧਾਰੁ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ
Parān man ṯan jinėh ḏī▫ā riḏe kā āḏẖār. ||1|| rahā▫o.
He gave you the praanaa, the breath of life, and your mind and body. He is the Support of the heart. ||1||Pause||

ਕਾਮਿ ਕ੍ਰੋਧਿ ਅਹੰਕਾਰਿ ਮਾਤੇ ਵਿਆਪਿਆ ਸੰਸਾਰੁ
Kām kroḏẖ ahaʼnkār māṯe vi▫āpi▫ā sansār.
The world is drunk, engrossed in sexual desire, anger and egotism.

ਪਉ ਸੰਤ ਸਰਣੀ ਲਾਗੁ ਚਰਣੀ ਮਿਟੈ ਦੂਖੁ ਅੰਧਾਰੁ ॥੨॥
Pa▫o sanṯ sarṇī lāg cẖarṇī mitai ḏūkẖ anḏẖār. ||2||
Seek the Sanctuary of the Saints, and fall at their feet; your suffering and darkness shall be removed. ||2||

ਸਤੁ ਸੰਤੋਖੁ ਦਇਆ ਕਮਾਵੈ ਏਹ ਕਰਣੀ ਸਾਰ
Saṯ sanṯokẖ ḏa▫i▫ā kamāvai eh karṇī sār.
Practice truth, contentment and kindness; this is the most excellent way of life.

ਆਪੁ ਛੋਡਿ ਸਭ ਹੋਇ ਰੇਣਾ ਜਿਸੁ ਦੇਇ ਪ੍ਰਭੁ ਨਿਰੰਕਾਰੁ ॥੩॥
Āp cẖẖod sabẖ ho▫e reṇā jis ḏe▫e parabẖ nirankār. ||3||
One who is so blessed by the Formless Lord God renounces selfishness, and becomes the dust of all. ||3||

ਜੋ ਦੀਸੈ ਸੋ ਸਗਲ ਤੂੰਹੈ ਪਸਰਿਆ ਪਾਸਾਰੁ
Jo ḏīsai so sagal ṯūʼnhai pasri▫ā pāsār.
All that is seen is You, Lord, the expansion of the expanse.

ਕਹੁ ਨਾਨਕ ਗੁਰਿ ਭਰਮੁ ਕਾਟਿਆ ਸਗਲ ਬ੍ਰਹਮ ਬੀਚਾਰੁ ॥੪॥੨੫॥੯੫॥
Kaho Nānak gur bẖaram kāti▫ā sagal barahm bīcẖār. ||4||25||95||
Says Nanak, the Guru has removed my doubts; I recognize God in all. ||4||25||95||​


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