The ego is neither good nor bad. It’s just being what it is, constantly acts and reacts upon the perception of names and forms of what the mind sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches and thinks.
Both good and bad intention that leads to good and bad actions is coming from the ego.
To go beyond the ego and its plays, we free the mind from both good and bad intention.
Contemplate what is intentionless. As when the ego is eradicated, there’s no intention to be the cause of action. Actions are being performed out of compassion.
Actions that derived from good or bad intention bind us to good and bad karma.
Actions that are free from intentions, are not different from inaction, they do not generate good or bad karma.
Contemplate on this :-
Does the water bound by good karma, when we enjoy and consume the water for survival, drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, gardening, and etc? Does the water bound by bad karma, when properties and lives are lost or damaged by flood, or tsunami?
Does the air bound by good karma, when we utilize the wind for generating electricity, and breathe in oxygen for survival? Does the air bound by bad karma, when properties and lives are lost or damaged by hurricane or tornado?
Does the earth bound by good karma, when we live on it, build home on it, and harvest minerals out of it? Does the earth bound by bad karma, when properties and lives are lost or damaged by earthquake or land slide?
Same as the sun and the space. Do they bound by good and bad karma while performing ceaseless contributions or actions of giving, providing and supporting everything to be existing, while somebody or something is damaged or destroyed by all these elements?
Why? It’s because they have no intention to be good or bad, they have no intention to be doing something good or bad.
They exist for everything to be exist. Everything will also cease existing because of them. It’s just the law of impermanence of existence.
There’s no good or bad karma.
And why are we, human beings with the thinking mind, with the egoism, are bound by good and bad karma coming from our actions? It’s because we perform all our actions out of intention, or actions are being performed out of good or bad intention, to be getting something that we desire, or do not want to get something that we don’t desire.
No one can give us an answer that will clear our doubts or ignorance, and free us from the binding of karma.
Contemplate and find the answer from our own self-realization.
Realize the truth, perform all actions out of compassion, without attachment towards the actions and the fruit of actions.