Helpful: Is an idea of being helpful, such an intent, a secure attribut of skilful action?
Can intention of being helpful be very unskilful? Thinking on mercy-killing, or taking away dirt, which in unknowenly actually the food of the person one thought to help.
What is helpful? What might be right resolve, intent, leading a helpful and skilful act?
Does a helpful act always benefits both, or just one of giver and receiver, or how should it be understood?
An illustration might be helpful: The compassioned monkey.
[Note: This is a gift of Dhamma and not meant for commercial purpose or other low wordily gains by means of trade and exchange.]