“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln
We all have come across a stage where we notice the fight of good vs. evil within us. William Golding, in his novel “Lord of the Flies” said that, “Humans are barbaric and animalistic in nature. Give them a chance and they’ll reveal their monsters.”
When we talk about monstrous and outrageous behaviour, we think of murders and instigation of communal riots/differences on the basis of race, status etceteras. Everything that surrounds us began from a thought, and this applies even to an act of committing a murder, betraying someone or even fallacious behaviour.
These are the conscious negative choices we make for ourselves that ends up harming us the most, once we land into the court room of the universe. Because the universe stays in motion and everyone has to deal with their Karma. Whatever you do, will come back to you. Good or Bad. Even when you’re unaware, you’re in conversation with the universe. You are communicating with your actions and thoughts.
Contrary to this Law of Karma theory, we have capitalism (industrialisation/commercialisation) reaching to a level of destruction from where we can’t find a way back. I see the world around and it fills me with remorse for having to believe in the uprising culture of materialism and greed. As Lincoln says that, “Give anyone a power to reach to the conclusion about one’s character.”
We do know that people involved in capitalism are building up a bad karma. And they do have to compensate for it. I have had few friends asking me about the credibility of the Law of Karma, “Hey, that person is a wrong-doer, yet he is so happy. How?”
We all go through a phase where we query all that can be put into realm of questioning because we have been wronged or can see wrong.
Karma is a slow process. One needs to have endurance and perseverance to witness its functioning. Never despair and keep that hope in the hood. Also, after some serious pondering over the question, I realised, it all comes down to the parameters we set in our head that becomes the prominent cause of agitation.
Happiness, however, is eternal. It shines through your eyes and emits a vibe full of positivity. It fills your surrounding with joy and lightens up your face. It connects you to the higher spiritual self. It becomes a state of mind.
As humans, we tend to compare, even though we should master the art of not indulging in one as comparisons give a limit to your imagination when one is infinite and limitless. In other words, it’s judging oneself harmfully.
Haruki Murakami, the Japanese author says that, “Whatever you’re seeking won’t come in the form you are expecting.” Wrongdoers always know that they are doing wrong and to avoid facing the guilt they keep on indulging themselves in the same process. But, no one is spared. Their peace of mind is disturbed in ways we can’t envision. Capitalism is indeed at its peak but after greater chaos comes greater order.
So, never for once let your faith get fragile in the goodness of the soul and mind. It is the only thing that can connect you to yourself. And allow the universe to give you immense happiness. Rest everything is similar to puddle jumping. Believe in the vastness of the universe. Faith indeed can move mountains.
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