MP Board Class 10th Special English Important Questions Chapter 1 Goodwill
I. Answer the following questions in about 50 words:
Write the significance of the title ‘Goodwill’. (Imp.)
Goodwill means pious conscience. A pure mind derives pleasure by doing noble deeds. It does so without any selfish intentions. It serves others who are in distress and gains pleasure by doing so. The sun and the moon bestow their bounty on all equally. Similarly a man of goodwill serves others without any discrimination. Such a person is the Gem of God’s creation.
What is the central idea of ‘Goodwill’? (Imp.)
‘Goodwill’ means the ‘will’ that guides the ‘Mind’ (Jivatma) to do only that, what is good. One who is guided by the divine essence always does noble deeds. He always observes rituals and works selflessly. Goodwill also indicates towards a saintly mind. A good willed person never hopes for a reward or return of his deeds. He feels happy at the gains of others. He is a noble creation of God. His fleshly desires are always controlled by his mind.
II. Answer the following questions in about 25 words:
“That fearless spirit that lies in all creatures may that my mind resolve in what is good.” Explain.
The divine soul lives in all creatures. The poet makes it to urge his mind to perform noble deeds.
Does’ the deathless flame in stanza II, line 2 refer to an everlasting flame, the flame of knowledge or to the soul that lies in all creatures? Give reasons.
Yes, it refers to the flame of knowledge. It becomes clear by the following:
‘May that which is deep in knowledge, intellect, memory that, which is deathless flame in living beings’.