Method and Intention

We often tell people that what is important is our intention for doing something. When other people hurt us and they did not mean to do so, we console ourselves by saying that their intention was good. But this goes on to mean that we can have good intentions but carry out using wrong methods. Wrong methods can hurt people even if the intention is good. The converse is also true. We can have the right methods, but our intention can be bad. There are a lot of people who are helping others so that they get selfish benefits. We shall not go into too much detail about this, but you can see that, right methods must be accompanied by right intention and right intention must come with right methods. Both are equally important. Next time, do not just check your intentions, check your methods too.


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Posted on April 11, 2012, in TRANSFORM Nuggets. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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