Instead of meeting life and all that it brings without expectation, entanglement or shirking, the mind creates a standard whereby it divides life into opposites, one of which is regarded as acceptable and the other as not acceptable.
Of the opposites created by the human mind the division between good and bad is spiritually most significant. It is based upon man’s desire to be free from the limitation of all desires.
Those experiences and actions which increase the fetters of desire are bad, and those experiences and actions which tend to emancipate the mind from limiting desires are good.
——-AVATAR MEHER BABA
[Source- Discourses by Meher Baba, volume-I, p-92-83 (Copyright ©1967 by Adi K. Irani, King’s Rd., Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India]