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Dr K K Aggarwal

Try to get what you like and try to like what you get

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Most people get frustrated when they do not get what they desire. The frustration can manifest as anger jealousy or irritation which can ultimately cause much more damage to the person. The law of nature is that you get what you deserve and not what you desire. Each action has a karmic expression which ultimately leads to a result which can be desirable or undesirable. Each action therefore invariably ends into either a feeling of pleasure or pain. And the one which ends with pleasure creates more desire and attachment further leading to frustration. What you are depends on your past karmic expression and what you will be in future will depend on your present karmic actions. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction which is the natural law of karma. According to Vedanta scriptures every karmic debt has to be paid sooner or later. Every result should be accepted as a gift of the nature or the gift of God. One should not get excited nor tainted with results. According to Bhagavad Gita one should be attached to the actions but detached from their results. Once you have controlled your mind and won over the duality of pleasure and pain you attain internal happiness and the realization of your true Self. Every karmic expression should be accepted as a message from the God the results of which may be evident later. Any bad experiences with your present karma need not necessarily mean that it is a result of your bad past karma or is a repayment of the past debt. It may also be taken as an experience to prevent occurrence of the same in future and also an opportunity to teach others through your own experience so that they can prevent themselves from getting into such a bad experience. The more you give the more you get is another law of nature. If you want others to love you you will also have to learn to love others. The bad karmic actions done today can only give you a momentary pleasure but in long run you will be a loser. One should be content with what one gets both in terms of one s profession as well as day to day life. Contentment is the key to self happiness. However this does not means that one should not have any desire and one should leave everything to destiny. With continuous effort and repeated attempts one can change one s destiny. Fulfillment of desires should also obey the laws of nature. Substantial fulfillment of desires is a supernatural power. People who are committed or self realized attain these powers happenings and experience substantial effortless fulfillment of any desire. But even if one achieves that one should not get attached to it. Fulfillment of desires should be seen as any ordinary karmic action and one should learn to detach oneself from the result of such an action. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

Try to get what you like and try to like what you get

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Most people get frustrated when they do not get what they desire. The frustration can manifest as anger, jealousy or irritation, which can ultimately cause much more damage to the person. The law of nature is that you get what you deserve and not what you desire.

Each action has a karmic expression, which ultimately leads to a result, which can be desirable or undesirable. Each action, therefore, invariably ends into either a feeling of pleasure or pain. And the one which ends with pleasure creates more desire and attachment further leading to frustration.

What you are depends on your past karmic expression and what you will be in future will depend on your present karmic actions. For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction which is the natural law of karma. According to Vedanta scriptures, every karmic debt has to be paid sooner or later.

Every result should be accepted as a gift of the nature or the gift of God. One should not get excited nor tainted with results. According to Bhagavad Gita, one should be attached to the actions but detached from its results. Once you have controlled your mind and won over the duality of pleasure and pain, you attain internal happiness and the realization of your true Self.

Every karmic expression should be accepted as a message from the God, the results of which may be evident later. Any bad experiences with your present karma need not necessarily mean that it is a result of your bad past karma or is a repayment of the past debt. It may also be taken as an experience to prevent occurrence of the same in future and also an opportunity to teach others through your own experience, so that they can prevent themselves from getting into such a bad experience. ‘The more you give, the more you get’ is another law of nature. If you want others to love you, you will also have to learn to love others.

The bad karmic actions done today can only give you a momentary pleasure, but in long run you will be a loser. One should be content with what one gets, both in terms of one’s profession as well as day-to-day life. Contentment is the key to self-happiness. However, this does not means that one should not have any desire and one should leave everything to destiny. With continuous effort and repeated attempts, one can change one’s destiny.

Fulfillment of desires should also obey the laws of nature. Substantial fulfillment of desires is a supernatural power. People, who are committed or self-realized, attain these powers happenings and experience substantial effortless fulfillment of any desire. But even if one achieves that, one should not get attached to it. Fulfillment of desires should be seen as any ordinary karmic action and one should learn to detach oneself from the result of such an action.

The Lips of Truth Shall Be recognized For Ever But A Lying Tongue Is But For A Moment

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The sutra from Bible has a very deep significance in day to day life. The truth is ever lasting and always ends up in internal happiness and self realization & in long run always gives you happiness and an all win situation.  On the contrary a lying tongue will only give you a momentarily pleasure but will end up in some difficulty later in life.

Spoken words cannot come back as in the case of a released arrow from the bow. Once lost one cannot get back  his youth, virginity, or respect,  similarly, spoken bad words cannot be taken back and once spoken will create negative waves in the other persons (on whom they were spoken) mind which will persist as repressed thoughts or memory in the people’s mind for ever.  Such bad memories will keep on coming back in the person’s mind causing damage to the personal relationships.

A spoken word is a karmic expression.  For every karmic action there is an opposite and equal reaction. For every negative karmic expression one has to pay the debt either now or in future The law of karma says that every debt has to be paid.

It is always better to avoid indulging into negative language both in spoken words as well as in the mind.  The yoga sutras of Patanjali describe thinking, speaking or doing any thing wrong having the same karmic significance.  We should not only purify our self in actions and spoken words but also in the mind.  If a person keeps negative thoughts in the mind sooner or later the same will be reflected to the outside world.

The momentary pleasure which one gets by “lying” has no spiritual significance as it only satisfies your ego sense or makes you attached to any of the five senses.  The transiant pleasure experienced by the body stimulates a chain of reactions, consisting of action, memory and desire leading to action again, which will only intensify the greed & attachments.

In the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna has given only two examples which works as an exception to such a situation. Any truth which harms others may not be spoken and any lie which does not harm anyone but benefit a few may be spoken.

Truth is the opposite of doubt & it is always better to clear all the doubts from the mind as any repressed doubts can end up into causation of heart attack, paralysis and cancer.

Truth also means taking conscious based decisions as the consciousness will never lie.  While taking any decision one should always ask oneself— Is it the truth?, Is it necessary? And will it bring happiness to me and the people around?.

Lord Krishna is also described as “SATCHITANAND” which only indicates the qualities like truthfulness, conscious based decisions and internal happiness.  The practice of truthfulness has to be  practical over a period of time and made a part and parcel of your daily life. To start with a person may have bad experiences but in the long run truthfulness will always win.