I like to share some Religions in their Aspects of doing ‘Good Deeds’

1. Islam:
Sawāb or Thawāb (Arabic: ثواب‎‎) is an Arabic term meaning “reward”. It refers to spiritual merit or reward that accrues from the performance of good deeds and piety.
a. All good acts contribute to earning Sawab.
b. One’s Good intention in one’s heart.
c. Do Spiritual good and moral good.

2. Hindus:

a. Donating money for the welfare of others is the beginning step in your practice for detachment.
b. Practice charity it will gradually leads to detachment and inner cleansing.
c. If you are unable to donate, use your knowledge, wisdom or physical energy to help others.

3. Christianity:

a. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share
b. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
c. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.

4. Buddhism:

Merits is the effect of good deeds, a way of living. The 3 bases of merit – Giving, Virtue and Mental:
a. It helps to overcome selfishness, stills the mind, prepare the mind to practice virtue.
b. A form of saving, considering for rebirth to receive back what they have sowed.
c. It creates 3 forms of happiness: Happiness as a human being, happiness in heaven and Happiness in Nirvana.

Christine Tang

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