the whole universe

the whole universe consists of a cosmic Self playing hide-and-seek (Lila); hiding from itself (Maya) by becoming all the living and non-living things in the universe and forgetting what it really is — the upshot being that we are all IT in disguise.

how to be good

  1. Define what “good” means to you.
  2. Be good for its own sake.
  3. Be proactive: Actually do good things, not just avoid bad things.
  4. Consider the results.
  5. Consider the greater good.
  6. Be balanced.
  7. Give people the benefit of the doubt.
  8. Keep learning: Constantly improve your understanding of what goodness means.
  9. Find a guide.
  10. Be a guide to others.
  11. Delight in goodness.