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I believe in Karma

"I wonder as to why people tend to be so forgetful and dismissive of the old saying, 'As you sow, so shall you reap' which is so true for human beings and their actions," says the versatile actress Mita Vasisht

india Updated: Oct 24, 2002 14:18 IST
PTI

I believe in the theory of Karma and strongly believe that one's actions have a direct bearing on one's destiny, sooner or later. Hence you would find me somehow associated with anything and everything that could connect me to do all things spiritual - be it meditation or yoga.

These are the two things I am most comfortable with while describing myself. I look for inner peace and re-awakening of my senses through continuous meditation. Yoga keeps me fit and healthy, a prerequisite for developing a healthy mind. And since I do not trust a lot of prescribed medical drugs, which may or may not have their desired effect to curb, heal or prevent an ailment, I trust and recommend herbal remedies for every kind of physical illness. Needless to say that these natural therapies have far more curative power than the chemically-tested drugs in the market. To me, ayurveda is the panacea to both mental and spiritual problems, and not only physical.

One's actions are invariably inter-related to a larger picture - a creation of God. Our actions are therefore governed by Him. No matter what one does, it would directly have its reflection through one's life at some point of time or the other.

I may not be conventionally religious and don't feel the need to follow the dictates of the society at large. I feel one should not be bound by any bigotry as far one's choice of religious activities is concerned. To me, one can be one's own God. It's not important to sit down and pray but what is more important is to have the basic sensitivity to other people's emotions and their pain. But it's important lead a life, which is devoid of any animosity towards fellow humans. Does it make any sense to be insensitive to other people's sorrows and pray to God selfishly?

I try to be as caring, loving and empathetic to people around as possible. When I see violence and misery all around today, it really gets to me. In such moments of fanatic fury religion loses whatever little relevance it has today.

I wonder why people tend to be so forgetful and dismissive of the old saying, 'As you sow, so shall you reap' which is so true for human beings and their actions. I cannot bear to be unmindful of it. I know for sure that whatever I give is bound to come back to me in future.

First Published: Oct 24, 2002 13:19 IST