People have written books on why bad things happen to good people.

It seems so sad. It seems so bad. No one knows why bad things happen to them, and them alone.

Complaining about it isn’t going to make it unhappen. You just take what life dishes out to you and move forward. That’s the only way  to live life.

We also spend a lot of time, probably far more time, burning inside about why others do better than us. We keep wondering why do these good things, better things, happen to people who are no better than us, in fact much worse than us.

Greed breeds jealousy. Jealousy breeds righteousness.

We keep hoping that people who we think do bad things will get their comeuppance sooner than later. Meanwhile many of us lie low, and if need be even support such people. Very few stand up and be considered.

I don’t believe in destiny, but i do believe in karma. Karma, in Sanskrit, means action. In Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu scripture, Krishna describes the concept of karma in great detail. He also explains how to overcome the effects of karma.

Karma works on us because of intent, not merely from outcome. I didn’t say this, Krishna did. What does he mean?

Whatever you do, if you do without worrying about the result, without the result being of any significance to you, then what you do does not affect you. Does this make sense to you?

This is the essence of what Krishna advised Arjuna to do on the battlefield. Doing one’s duty, even it means killing another person, does not affect one as karma. Warriors can kill.

The picture above is a scene from the Mahabharata, a part of which is the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita. Krishna demonstrates to Arjuna what he has to do.

Krishna says we all have to die any way. The moment we are born, we start to die. At death, our inner energy changes bodies like we change clothes. So, killing is no different from helping someone change clothes, even if unwillingly.

I know this sounds terrible. But, this is the essence of what Krishna says.

What is wrong with it? If we can kill millions of creatures for food, where is the crime in killing humans? All life is the same.

This is why good things happen to bad people.  They don’t think what they do is bad. It’s a label others attach to what they do.

Does it make sense to you?

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