Verse 2:195 says: 'And spend in the way of All-h and cast not your selves to perdition with your own hands, and do good (to others), for surely All-h loves the doers of good.'
To it, he got this response:
To me this quote is like a lot of ancient scriptural quotes, veritually useless or meaningless. What is Good? How does one know what is good and what is evil? Should we take of the tree of knowledge of good and evil so we can do good, even thought some scriptures say we should not do this?
This quote does point out that WE are the ones who cast OURSELVES into perdition. We are therefore the powerful ones here. In a sense this points out what many have realized: WE ARE GOD or All-h. Those who are not yet awake cannot accept this.
My Response: The moral code has been inbuilt in all humans. We instinctively know what's good and what's right, and what's bad and what's wrong. When we do good, we experience inner harmony and a sense of satisfaction, while when we do wrong, our conscience bothers us, creating internal dissonance. For further knowledge, read the Quran from begining till end. You will know what is good and what is evil.
A good english translation would be by Abdullah Yusuf Ali or Muhammad Pickthal. Both are available on www.searchtruth.com/list.php
If you have any questions regarding any verse, please do post. I'll be glad to help.