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The law of karma

columns Updated: Jul 05, 2013 01:25 IST
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We often wonder whether the rules of success have really changed today. In the good old days, it was believed that truth alone prevails. But do we have that kind of faith in the statement anymore?

When we look around, we see that those making progress in life do not really seem to follow this policy any more. And those who follow the principle of being honest, truthful and being good to others get defeated in many fields of life. We all know the difference between right and wrong but as we move along the journey of life, the dividing line begins to get blur.

The desire to succeed makes us lose touch with the reality and we succumb to various pressures. Soon we begin to follow what we call the law of competition, i.e. knowingly or unknowingly pulling others down, taking credit for others work, doing things which show us in better light, become greedy and stop sharing Gods gifts with His less fortunate children. And we lose ourselves and our innocence.

As we struggle to maintain our sanity, it is time to stop and contemplate the meaning of true success. Why does life seem such a burden, devoid of peace and happiness? Even after acquiring everything we ever wished for, why don’t we feel contented in the true sense? Why does money not give us the happiness that we want?

It is because every action has an equal and opposite reaction. When we sow a seed of hatred, be it on a very subtle level, it grows into a tree of hatred, and gives us the same fruit.

But when we share happiness and joy, we get them in return manifold. Whatever good things we do come to our rescue when we are truly in need and when no material possessions of the world can help us out. This is the power of good wishes given by souls who received happiness from us. The only thing we can do is not to lose faith and keep moving on the right path.