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A Hindu mind, if it is truly Hindu tends to go towards goodness, compassion and harmony. It is not that Hindus have not done anything wrong, but we have been brought up on Karma and not blind faith.

Faith involves some things we have to accept without understanding but the law of Karma tells us that our life is driven by our own actions now and always! The Almighty is there as a karma phal daataa or giver of fruits of the actions; much like planting and nourishing a fruit tree. I must plant it, water it, fertilize it, than most likely the fruits will be nice. This law of nature applied to our lives makes great sense to me. I think the sloka in the Bhagavat Geetaa says the same -
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥

(Karmanye vaadhikaaraste Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana,
Maa Karmaphalaheturbhurmaa Te Sangostvakarmani)
Meaning: You have the right to work only, but never to its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive. Nor let your attachment be to inaction.
Many Hindus do try to live by this concept and find great peace and tranquility via this way of thinking. When a rule is broken as in case of faith based religions the guilt is immense, often leading to disturbance of the mind which further leads to depression, disease and much pain.

A person experiencing pain cannot be normal in the true sense because suffering will trigger anger and anger triggers confusion which can lead to illogical behavior.

A lot of the problems in the world are caused by this immense pressure on the human psyche. Hindu Dharma tries to get rid of such pressures.

To propagate the above mentioned sloka of the Bhagvadgeetaa would be beneficial for all.

1. Shloka meaning:
2. Image: By Arnab Dutta (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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Friday, 22 October 2021