The actual way to judge whether an action is good or bad is by the motivation behind it, not the action itself. "You can’t predetermine, “This action is always good; that one is always bad.” It’s up to the motivation. If you are motivated by concern for others and not self-attachment, the action becomes pure, or positive. If you are motivated by attachment, it becomes impure, or negative."
~ Lama Thubten Yeshe
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