There seems to be a discrepancy (gap) between the understanding that we have in this dimension and from what is meant in the spiritual world.
How do we define virtue – what is it?
Is it being righteous, is it being compassionate?
There should be many opinions or answers to this question.
“Virtue” – In the spiritual world, it is defined as goal-setting for your life based on what one has experienced until now and what you have perceived and chosen as your best path – therefore, since all are individually experiencing different and diverse lives, virtue does not have one simple definition.
Sin – how does one define Sin? By consensus, don’t we all perceive sin as being malicious or causing hurt or suffering in others? Violating societal rules would also be considered a sin, wouldn’t it?
Of course, being malicious is sinful. However, breaking man-made rules is not necessarily a sin from the spiritual world’s viewpoint. It is because man-made rules differ based on where one lives, the era one exists in, etc.
Those various individual descriptions of sin can be combined into one definition in the spiritual world: Non-compliance of the “Universal Ethics”.
So just what is “Universal Ethics”? It means love – the life source of everything.
In order to maintain life, we are receiving energy from the spiritual world. But if we act in a way that blocks that flow, it is a sin. If we act against the laws of nature, it is a sin.
How do you define “kindness”?
Don’t we all have days when we have done something we feel is kind and makes us feel good about ourselves? But from the spiritual world’s viewpoint, that is not considered as true kindness. It is merely satisfying ourselves, not really being “kind” to the other.
What one intuitively perceives as another person’s wants or needs which you believe will benefit that individual and then one takes action based on that is an act of true kindness. For example, if you give clothes you don’t need to someone, that is not an act of kindness – it is just getting rid of your outgrown clothes. But if you give your coat to another person who is cold, even though you also are cold, then that is an act of kindness.
Oftentimes, what one perceives as a kindness to others may, in fact, be unwelcome by that person and thus becomes a burden to them. Therefore, one must act based on whether it is a true act of kindness for the benefit of others or whether it is based on your personal self-satisfaction.