This quote emphasizes the importance of taking concrete actions, rather than simply offering prayers and good intentions. It underscores the exponential impact of even the smallest gestures of goodwill – within and without.
Strengthens personal character:
- Small actions make us more empathetic and compassionate beings. (universal brotherhood).
- Taking small steps develops courage, awakens conscience and expands our capacity for love (karma yoga).
Uplifting Shared Morality: Small acts of kindness shape our collective humanity. It reinforces values of empathy, dignity, inclusion and social support in daily life for all citizens. E.g.,
- ‘Elderline’ system to provide emotional support to senior citizens.
- Free food langars run by gurudwaras that anyone can partake of.
Significance in Public Policy: Mainstream inclusivity, promote equity, strengthen human potential in delivering justice, protect human right among others. E.g.,
- Making railway stations disability friendly with ramps and accessible toilets.
- Parental leave and childcare credits to support working families.
Role in private Corporations: Uplift communities, provide meaningful employment, promote diversity and empower people among others. E.g.,
- Microsoft has brought in an Autism Hiring Program to drive neurodiversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
By internalising and spreading goodwill through action, we can build a just society founded on mutual care and compassion.