Most issues on the earth happen due to good individuals attempting to do good blindly, with out comprehending that good is meant to result in good and never unhealthy. Good that ends in unhealthy is worse than unhealthy that ends in unhealthy. Doing good has to result in a higher good.
Good individuals needn’t be subordinate to unhealthy individuals. Good that makes one weak is definitely unhealthy in disguise. When unhealthy makes use of good to do unhealthy, it’s known as duplicity. When good makes use of unhealthy to do good, it’s known as diplomacy.
Within the Mahabharata, Yudhishthira was conditioned to do good to others. Throughout his Rajyasuya sacrifice when there was bloodshed as a result of Krsna killing Shisupala, Vyasdeva revealed that he can be instrumental in beginning a bloody warfare.
Yudhishthira didn’t wish to be held chargeable for a lot violence and immediately took a vow that he would comply with each instruction of his elders with none criticism. He felt that this vow would forestall the fratricidal warfare that Vyasdeva was predicting. When Duryodhana learnt of this vow, he duplicitously used it and instigated Yudhishthira to gamble.
In the course of the match, Duryodhana apparently adopted each rule that was pre-agreed upon completely and Yudhishthira apparently did every part solely with good in his thoughts. However the outcome was horrible, ending with the disrobing of Draupadi. Duryodhana utilizing Yudhishthira’s goodness to do unhealthy known as deceit. And his goodness, which made him weak, was really unhealthy in disguise.
A little bit later within the Mahabharata, when Krsna entered the lives of the Pandavas, he pushed them to interrupt so many guidelines within the warfare. He pushed Yudhishthira to lie, he hid the solar with the sudarshan chakra,
impressed Arjuna to position Shikandi forward of him whereas preventing Bhishma and instructed Bhima to strike Duryodhana beneath his waist.
In Duryodhana following all the principles, the motive was improper and in Krsna breaking all the principles the motive was proper. Krsna’s motive being proper is established by the truth that after the warfare, he obtained nothing out of it. The truth is no matter military he had, he misplaced within the warfare. His solely acquire was the satisfaction that he had helped set up a kingdom based mostly on dharmic rules.
As soon as dharma was restored, Krsna left Yudhishthira to rule the dominion based on his goodness. He by no means ever intervened after that. Krsna used half time diplomacy to cope with Duryodhana’s full time duplicity.
When good turns into subordinate to unhealthy motives then after short-term peace, long-term chaos prevails.
When good resorts to unhealthy to determine good, then after short-term chaos, long-term stability prevails. Good and unhealthy ought to in the end be decided by motive and outcomes greater than motion and look.
Most issues on the earth occur as a result of good individuals do good blindly, with out realising that good must lead to good and never unhealthy.
Good that makes one weak is definitely unhealthy in disguise.
A lie that helps is healthier than a fact that hurts.
(The author is an writer, Tedx speaker, story-teller, company coach and visiting college in a number of premier administration faculties)