Imagine this. Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma". A son helps family out only for good karma and not for sentiment, belonging, or gratitude. A woman helps a friend on the same reasoning. They take such decisions for good karma so that moksha - or at least, no bad karma - may be attained for themselves.
From previous posts on this topic - As far as I'm aware, the scriptures don't seem to mention anything about intentional good deeds versus unintentional good deeds. It merely talks about good deeds and their fruits. So, it is correct to think that there is no difference.
And yet - Whatever sacrifice or gift is made, whatever austerity is practiced, whatever ceremony is observed--it is all called "asat," "unreal," if it is done without faith. It is of no account here or hereafter. (referencing the Gita)
There seems to be some factor in judging even "good" deeds, because if the deed is without "faith" then it's called Asat or False as per the Gita. I think my examples do have a kind of intent. What I ask is, do they fall in the Asat category? Does it count as selfishness? Would the lack of correct intent be Asat? What is correct intent? Because it is said there should be no attachment to the action or fruit, but does anyone take a decision without motivation or intent? Is it possible to know?
If you find some flaws or problems in my question please point it out with additional pointers on where to learn more on the topic.