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Confronting difficulty

Published: 01st June 2013 11:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2013 11:42 AM   |  A+A-

There is lot of energy in truth. Live and rejoice in truth, wisdom, and Amma’s love. Let your life become a testimony to righteousness. Resign from your role to achieve spiritual liberation, which will foster universal welfare. This can be achieved only by becoming Amma’s beloved child. This is the true purpose of life, and the only way to give and take love. It is only when you understand this you can carry ahead with the role assigned to you in this life with élan. Otherwise, the very role that you are enacting leads to the accumulation of karma.

Let God decide about your life

The most common question that confronts a common man is how to handle difficult situations that surface in ones life. Most situations that man faces are dependent on what man is doing or what he is about to accomplish. But it is paradoxical that most often, man does not realize what is good and what action he must perform to ensure that more amiable situations evolve. His notion of the good is based on his own personal experience and his understanding of what is good. However, he has to accept the consequence of his actions.

But man lacks the wisdom to analyze the consequences of his action. He is also unaware of what fruits he is reaping for performing a particular karma. This is ignorance. Such a man can never realise the laws of God without shedding his ignorance. Since all his actions are guided by ignorance, he ends up reaping the fruits of such ill-guided karma. Most intelligent people, overcome by condesce-nsion, feel that they can handle any crisis, and keep on adding to their karma. But the truth is different. Most people consider themselves to the supreme, and carry on with life. But what they conveniently forget is the fact that others are also overcome by such a haughty attitude.

Until now, people who are ignorant about the laws of God have never achieved success in life. Those who see others as inferior or wallow in their idiosyncrasy that they are the most intelligent people, often forget that there is a power above us, which is sustaining the universe. Such people waste away their life by living in an illusion. Also, there lives are characterised by internal struggles for peace.

Since they are involved in vindicating their stand most of the time, they get involved in heated debates, discussions and self-contradictions. But the true laws of life are harmony, coexistence, compassion and kindness. Since condescension is against the law of nature, anyone who is characterised by this trait meets defeat in the end.

A man’s speech, action, attitude and thought, which are fired by arrogance, often incites the disdain within others, leading to eternal conflicts.

It is through this karma that the world becomes a veritable trap where the soul languishes. Such people not only create a make-believe world for themselves, but are often caught in conflicts that rages in one’s mind.

The only way out of this is by treating other people kindly, and by recognising the goodness in others. By recognising the goodness in others and by giving adequate space for others to express their opinion, man can tread on the path to progress.

It is also sounds a death-knell to the conflicts within us. You can indulge in introspection even as you start on this path. This way, the results become more evident to you. If man is bereft of self-centredness and if he uses the wisdom within him, any difficult situation becomes easy to handle.

But how a man handles the crisis he faces and the thought pattern in him which help him to handle the crisis decides the results.

The article is taken from the book  Touch Stone by Gurumatha Amma

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