No reward at all – no heaven, no afterlife, no positive karmic effects. No pleasing God, no celebratiing his Love, no spiritual growth, no advancement, no peace. Also, add to this the following: no one knows that you do good, no one knows that you’re kind, etc. And … you don’t have any concept of yourself as doing good or being a righteous, principled person. You just do without any sense of self or ego or gain or anything. Is that possible?
Of course you can. I was like that when I walked away from God. I did good things without any kind of concept of reward.
It is that now I have a personal relationship with God and I long to be with God. I do not do good things for a reward. I do good things because I want to. And every time when I do good things, I honor God. I am His servant, voluntarily.
I think the question is unduly artificial.
By definition you’re insisting on going “good” that no good comes out of. There is no abstract “goodness”. What defines good is the impact is has upon the world, including sometimes only the little piece of the world inside your own mind, but you’ve excluded that too.
Of course. I always tell my students to do good, just because it’s the right thing to do, plus it usually makes you feel better about life in general. The good karma coming back to you is a perk, and doing good just for the sole purpose of having good karma come back is ineffective because your heart is not in it.