What is “good?”

It is stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam that one who is a devotee possesses all the good qualities of the demigods – Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.12. Decency, goodness and truth are still valued in society, and these qualities automatically appear in the hearts of devotees. Conversely, as the verse states, those who are hard-core atheists – as good as they may seem to be – cannot possess any good qualities. Another Srimad Bhagavatam ‘tells-it-like-it-is’ verse.