Luck and Karma – The Demise of Luck and the Rise of Karma Part III
Being lucky or being unlucky is not in our hands; if it would have been, then every single human being would have been only lucky and the word ‘unlucky’ would not have been found in the dictionary.
Now, suppose you strongly oppose to what I have written above saying, “These are all rubbish; what is karma? I don’t believe in it. What is destiny? I don’t believe in it. Luck is luck; there is something called luck and I can cite many examples where I can show that I have been lucky.”
Well and good! Fair enough! My answer would be, “Think of it the other way… come on… no hard feelings… For a change, let me go with your thought process – there is no karma, no destiny… only luck – good or bad. In such a situation, allow me to put it this way… being lucky or unlucky solely depends on the planetary influences on you at the time of your birth; the phases of planetary changes throughout your life and their effects on you will label you as being lucky or unlucky.”
Now what will you say? You will think for a minute and say, “Astrology et al are all hocus pocus; it is something out of the world. What you are saying is meaningless. I don’t believe in astrology. I believe in luck.”
Then if I say, “Describe luck; no… you will not cite any examples. You have to just describe luck in simple language… explain it.”
You will not be able to do so; you will try to but you will get lost in your own explanation. Then finally you will side track the issue saying, “It is all so complicated.”
HERE COMES THE QUESTION – is it your good luck that you are talking to me like this and my bad luck because I have to listen to this? OR is it your bad karma that is making you talk in such a manner and my good karma that I am keeping calm and answering your questions?
So, know that karma, destiny, planetary influence – these three play a vital role of importance in a person’s life as a result of which, a person tries to decide his life as being ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’ – IT IS ALL IN THE MIND.
Why so? How come?
A simple example again to explain it:
Mr. P bets on a horse and gets, say, $100,000. He thanks his luck thinking how lucky he is.
Next day, Mr. P bets again and gets $5000. His mind immediately changes and he curses himself for his bad luck.
The third day, Mr. P bets again (he could not accept the fact that he was unlucky) and gets $100,200. He again thanks his luck.
So, this game went on for few days – one day lucky, one day not lucky.
Finally, he takes a last attempt thinking he will get some hefty amount (somehow Mr. P was of the opinion that taking an average of the past few days, he had been lucky). Mr. P puts everything of his on the bet – his house, his car, his savings – he gets $0 and loses everything.
What does he do? Unable to bear or accept the fact that he could be unlucky, he commits suicide.
HERE IS MY QUESTION – was Mr. P lucky or unlucky?
What happened? Are you zapped? Are you confused? Can’t you answer this?
Well, let me give you the answer – “He won because of some good karma in the previous birth and lost because of some bad karma in the previous birth. His final losing out and living the world in the most cowardly fashion was the effect of some vital bad karma – HE WAS DESTINED FOR IT/ IT WAS DESTINED THAT HIS LIFE WOULD END LIKE THIS.”
What could ‘being lucky’ do about it? Did ‘being lucky’ help him? Did ‘being lucky’ fight with his karma and destiny?
Therefore, IT IS ALL IN YOUR MIND – your thought process, your attitude towards life, your bold acceptance of failures and not bowing down to it – all these counts and matters a lot.
Hey, what am I going back to? What am I referring to?
So, next time when you hear someone say, “I am lucky; I have been lucky throughout life, I have been lucky at everything,” know that this person always looks towards the positive aspects of life, learning from the negative aspects. He will never disclose how ‘unlucky’ he had been on many occasions.
Vice versa, next time when you hear someone say, “I am unlucky; I have been unlucky throughout life, I have been unlucky at everything,” know that this person has given an open hand for the negative aspects to make a big nest in his life so much that he fears the positive aspects coming his way; he becomes blind to them. He has sidetracked the occasions when he had been ‘lucky’.
Therefore, we are back to square one – thinking oneself ‘lucky’ or ‘unlucky’ IS ALL IN THE MIND.
Luck and Karma – which one rules?
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