“Put in practice Love, Wisdom, Good, and Truth. The remainder of your life on Earth is not limitless. Your capitol in Heaven is the quantity of good you have made on Earth. How can one set his life right? Simple, remove the elements that spoil it.
“It is natural to be good; it is unnatural to be bad, It is wise to manifest good and foolish to manifest badness. … People don’t want to understand the good because they have to pay for it. They even do not suspect that it is the best thing they can buy.
“The great thing is Love, but greater than that is God’s spirit. Love is a fruit of spirit. Without love, one lacks a strong mind, a good heart, and strength. Without love, one has no good life and no vital strength.
“To love is eternal dawn for you. The sunset comes when you throw out the good thoughts from your mind, the good feelings from your heart. …
“Do this: Be glad when you see some virtue in somebody. … The meaning of life is locked in manifesting Love.” ~Beinsa Douno
It is easy to say that we should all practice good. The problem is that different people have different ideas of what is good and what isn’t. Some think that killing a bad person is doing the highest good. The wise person knows that killing is never good. Some think that hating people for their race, religion, or nationality is good. Wise people know better.
But Douno doesn’t just advise us to practice good. He also tells us to practice Love, Wisdom, and Truth. That seems strange to some. Yes, we can practice love, but how do you practice wisdom and truth?
Practice Truth and Wisdom
You practice truth by being honest as must as possible. If you know the truth of the situation, say it. If you don’t know the truth, say that also. Don’t just make up answers because you don’t want to admit you don’t know. This does mean, of course, that you have to actually know the truth and not just opinions. But that doesn’t mean you tell all of the truth all of the time.
One way of practicing wisdom is knowing when you should speak up and say the truth and when you should not. If a woman asks you what you think of her new dress, you find a way to say something complimentary, even if you don’t like the dress. This is not lying because the woman isn’t seeking the truth, she’s seeking compliments. So give her one, no harm done. Another case where the wise person doesn’t tell the complete truth is a spiritual one. Giving certain spiritual knowledge to those who might use it to harm themselves or others isn’t wise. Wisdom says just because you know how to make bombs with readily-available ingredients doesn’t mean you should share that knowledge with everyone. Likewise, you don’t share potentially dangerous spiritual knowledge with those who are likely to misuse it. Continue reading “Practice Love, Wisdom, Truth, and Doing Good”