Be good, do good
Swami Sivanandaji said in simple words so: "be good, do good". In this age, meeting such a goal itself is a big achievement in the spiritual world. Targeting anything higher might well be a foolish egoistic desire. Being good and doing good themselves are not easy tasks. The former requires acting, speaking and thinking good things even while being among people that may not be doing good, while the latter needs one to do good to even those people who wish you harm and do harm unto you. How many of us can not only forgive and forget the harm done to us by our enemies, but go ahead and help them out? Seems ridiculous, does it? How then are we to walk the spiritual path carved beyond these simple steps that we find difficult to comprehend, let alone follow?