Powerful Quote #183 : Remaining Magics

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Till we understood, even Science was called as “a Magic”. I believe, we still have so many magics around us like God, Love, Nature etc.


Din


Know : 10 Reasons for Anyone to Believe in Karma!

KarmaThere is a common saying “Oh! Isn’t karma a bitch” that has become very popular in modern culture and is used too frequently in context with karma. But the people who really think that karma is something dreadful haven’t really figured out how it actually works. Many people think that karma is just a law that forces you to be good all the time because if you are bad then karma will come and take revenge.

This is the way many religions preach morality with the threat of an impending hell for wrongdoers. But karma is not that simple. It is a much bigger concept than that. Read on to know the top 10 reasons why karma is not a bitch…

1. In very simplified terms karma is the law of cause and effect. For every effect there is something that caused it and it in turns becomes a cause for some other effect. The cycle continues and karma states that bad actions become causes for further bad actions while good actions become causes of good effects. Such a law can never be a bitch because it acts impersonally all the time.

2. Karma is unbiased. Picture this – a great man also has some bad karma and an evil man may have a little bit of good karma. Karma is not partial to anyone. Your every good deed will be rewarded, but similarly, your every bad deed will be punished. There’s nothing bitchy about that.

3. A lot of people think of karma as bad but karma can be good too. As stated the previous slide, good actions lead to good karma and positive rewards. If you help someone in need it will come back to you one day when you are in need. The perception that karma is a tool for punishing the bad is completely absurd.

4. Karma is not revenge either. A lot of people think that if someone has hurt them then karma should take revenge from that person. They want that person to get hurt and suffer and when that doesn’t happen they feel that karma does not exist at all. Remember that karma is not going to take a revenge for you. The person who has hurt you has earned bad karma and it will affect him in the end but it won’t be done to satisfy you or make you feel good.

5. When karma comes back to whatever we sent out, it’s not always obvious especially to others. It’s not like if someone has hurt you then in a few weeks they will get hurt too. It’s not that simple. You might not even realize from outside that the person is suffering but at a very deep level karma will be doing its job.

6. One amazing way of looking at Karma is thinking of it as a balance sheet for our actions. All bad actions go in one column and all good ones in another column. If your bad actions exceed the good ones you are in debt and will receive bad karma but if your good actions are more than your bad ones you’ll receive good karma.

7. Karma is the same thing as the old-age saying “as you sow so shall you reap”. It is a simple reminder that you must behave with others in the same way as you want others to behave with you. If you are rude to everyone you can’t expect others to be nice to you. You should use karma to guide your actions and not think of it as a bitch.

8. Karma is not a bitch, rather it is a moral compass. It should be used to guide your actions. If you know something is wrong, don’t do it just because it seems easy. The wrong things are always easier to do. The shortcut has been never worthwhile taking. Do the hard but right thing.

9. Think about it – How can karma be a bitch if good karma brings positivity to your life? A bitch is always a bitch but karma can be both good and bad depending on how you are and what actions you take. So be good and do the right things and let karma take care of the rest.

10. Someone has very well said that Karma is like a mirror. If you go around hurting people and earning bad karma then of course it’s going to seem like a bitch to you. But try being good for a change and earn some good karma and then see if it still is a bitch. Trust me, it won’t be.

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Five Thoughts for You : Spiritual Self Realization

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Atheist & Theist
An Atheist and A Theist have no difference in moral perspectives! On immoral side, they just manipulate their beliefs on God for selfish benefits. On the moral side, both a believer and disbeliever remains good and kind in nature to all living beings. All it matters is how do you define your morality?

Spirituality & Religion
Spirituality is the destiny as well as the journey, Religions are different paths to it. Now a days people cling on to the religions for namesake, rarely people follow and live by the good deeds and principles what every religion says. Spirituality can filter the human manipulations and adulteration done on religions. It is the common thread in all religions and has the same principles. One can attain spirituality even without religions and godly beliefs.

The God & Human
The God is the most simple as well as the most complex power! There is a pattern of life forms in universes, far beyond human brains. We often complicate to unveil them. We humans are a speck among billions, our sights cannot reach beyond a certain limit, but by nature we are curiously trying species to be superlative to all, including God. We gave shapes, names, ideas, rituals and religions to God matching our minds and expectations! But God is some power beyond explanation.

Extremists inside us
Both extreme attachment as well as aversion is the cause of all the evils in the world. Terrorism, corruption, communal riots, crimes and everything are the outcome of Extremism. Extremists are not always violent as many perceive, holding on to anything beyond a certain limit and detaining from concerning for others is a form of extremism. It is wide spread like a parasite on human minds, we cling on to something extreme, at least to one thing, like money, castes, feminism, dominance, etc many of us hardly realize the extremist living within us.

Individual and Rest of the World
What connects us with the rest of the world? Our Actions we do, which is the resultant of the thoughts, which in turn a resultant of perceptions, which is the resultant of the society and the society is a collection of individuals like us! So it’s like a boomerang cycle connecting everything with interlinks. Hard to expose the exact picture, but easy to accept! One can change his world by changing himself / herself, its as simple as that. Hope we individually try to find the meaning of our own existence and purpose of our lives.

We need morality first than Religions! (Must Read / See)

I can simply put it this way, when we cannot follow what morals our god or our religions want us to follow! Why we need religion alone? We need to be moral first before being religious in any path we prefer.

Please read the transcript or watch this video.. He makes more sense!

Well, religion is an interesting topic because religion is universal. All human societies believe in the supernatural. All human societies have a religion one way or another. Which for the biologists must mean that religion has some advantages — offers some advantages to a society. Otherwise we wouldn’t have that strong tendency to develop it. And so for me that’s actually a far more interesting question of whether God exists or doesn’t exist. That sort of question I cannot answer. But the question of why we have religions is an interesting question. And my view is that morality, our human morality, is older than religion so instead of saying morality comes from God or religion gave us morality. For me that’s a big no-no. 

Our current religions are just 2,000 or 3,000 years old which is very young. And our species is much older and I cannot imagine that, for example, a hundred thousand years or two hundred thousand years our ancestors did not have some type of morality. Of course they had rules about how you should behave, what is fair, what is unfair, caring for others — all of these tendencies were in place already so they had a moral system and then at some point we developed these present day religions which I think we’re sort of tacked on to the morality that we had. And maybe they served to codify them or to enforce them or to steer morality in a particular direction that we prefer. 

So religion comes in for me secondarily. I’m struggling with whether we need religion. So personally I think we can be moral without religion because we probably had morality long before the current religions came along. So I think we can be moral without religion but in large scale societies where we are not all keeping an eye on each other because we — in societies with a thousand people or several thousand or millions of people we cannot all keep an eye on each other. And that’s maybe why we installed religions in these large scale societies where a God kept watch over everybody. 

And then the question becomes is this really needed? Now in northern Europe — I’m from the Netherlands — there is basically an experiment going on. In northern Europe the majority of people are not religious anymore. When you ask them they say they’re nonbelievers. And they still have a moral society as far as I can tell. And so there is a sort of experiment going on there — can we set up a society where religion is not dominant at least? It may be present but it’s not dominant anymore, there is still a moral society. And until now I think that experiment is going pretty well. And so I am optimistic that religion is not strictly needed. But I cannot be a hundred percent sure because we’ve never really tried — there is no human society where religion is totally absent so we really have never tried this experiment. 

– Frans de Waal

Story : Hammer, Nails and Scar

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Once upon a time there was a little boy who was talented, creative, handsome, and extremely bright. A natural leader. The kind of person everyone would normally have wanted on their team or project. But he was also self-centered and had a very bad temper. When he got angry, he usually said, and often did, some very hurtful things. In fact, he seemed to have little regard for those around him. Even friends. So, naturally, he had few. “But,” he told himself, “that just shows how stupid most people are!”

As he grew, his parents became concerned about this personality flaw, and pondered long and hard about what they should do. Finally, the father had an idea. And he struck a bargain with his son. He gave him a bag of nails, and a BIG hammer. “Whenever you lose your temper,” he told the boy, “I want you to really let it out. Just take a nail and drive it into the oak boards of that old fence out back. Hit that nail as hard as you can!”

Of course, those weathered oak boards in that old fence were almost as tough as iron, and the hammer was mighty heavy, so it wasn’t nearly as easy as it first sounded. Nevertheless, by the end of the first day, the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence (That was one angry young man!). Gradually, over a period of weeks, the number dwindled down. Holding his temper proved to be easier than driving nails into the fence! Finally the day came when the boy didn’t lose his temper at all. He felt mighty proud as he told his parents about that accomplishment.

“As a sign of your success,” his father responded, “you get to PULL OUT one nail. In fact, you can do that each day that you don’t lose your temper even once.”

Well, many weeks passed. Finally one day the young boy was able to report proudly that all the nails were gone.

At that point, the father asked his son to walk out back with him and take one more good look at the fence. “You have done well, my son,” he said. “But I want you to notice the holes that are left. No matter what happens from now on, this fence will never be the same. Saying or doing hurtful things in anger produces the same kind of result. There will always be a scar. It won’t matter how many times you say you’re sorry, or how many years pass, the scar will still be there. And a verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. People are much more valuable than an old fence. They make us smile. They help us succeed. Some will even become friends who share our joys, and support us through bad times. And, if they trust us, they will also open their hearts to us. That means we need to treat everyone with love and respect. We need to prevent as many of those scars as we can.”

Moral: It is obvious for humans to get anger sometimes, but we should know that when we are anger the wise thing to do is to do nothing and remain silent. Whatever the action whether it is speaking, or shouting or reacting whatever, please stop doing anything in anger. Anything done in anger will have marks which are tough to erase.