Let’s think of our life as an account in the Karma Bank! Interesting thought…. We bring some tendencies and a ‘balance’ into an account that opens the moment we are born… the credit balance helps us to take off with a head start in this life, but if we have come with an overdraft or loan account, … then we need to make that tedious and troublesome start with repayments! Not a great start! Or the debts may be recovered by the bank at any stage! Hmmm…

So here we are in the midst of this life’s journey… what our brought-forward bank balance was when the account opened, we do not know and let’s not worry about it… but what transactions we do now, as we move on in this journey are important! Let’s pay attention! Do good, feel good, give and care…. Love and understand! Let us ensure we maintain a healthy credit balance always… All selfless actions with love, compassion and patience are credit deposits, all selfish, angry, arrogant, and negative thoughts and actions are debits!

Swami Vivekananda says: “This is the gist of all worship — to be pure and to do good to others. He who sees Shiva in the poor, in the weak, and in the diseased, really worships Shiva; and if he sees Shiva only in the image, his worship is but preliminary.”


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