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29 December, 2007


       The very moment that you rise above the desire, the object of desire seeks you; and the very moment that you assume the craving, seeking, asking, begging attitude, you will not have, you cannot have the object of desire. Rise above the thing, stand above it and it will seek you. That is the Law.

       It has been said, "Seek and it shall be given you, knock and it shall be opened unto you." That is misunderstood. Seek and you will never find, knock and it shall never be opened upto you.

      "First seek the kingdom of heaven and everything else will be added upto you!" 
That is the Law.

Law of Karma

       The Law of Karma says that man is the master of his own destiny. We make our own environments and circumstances. Every child is the father of his father; every daughter is the mother of her mother. These statements seem to be paradoxical; they appear to be preposterous; oh, but they are the whole Truth and nothing but Truth.

       According to the Law of Karma, when you desire things, so long as you go on craving and yearning for them, they are denied upto you. But after a period of craving and yearning, after a period of desiring, willing and wishing, there comes a time when you become tired of that willing, wishing and desiring, when you turn back to it, and become disgusted and hopeless, then it is brought to you. That is the Law of Karma.

       You know that in order that a man make progress, he will have to raise one step and bring the other down, lift one foot and drop the other. Similarly in order that the Law of Karma may reign, in order that your desires may be fulfilled and realized, there must come period when you rise above the desire, when you give up the desire; and thus it is by keeping off the wish and giving up the wish that the wish is satisfied. Usually the writers on the Law of Karma lay all the stress upon the positive side and ignore the negative side of the question. Rama tells you that all your wishes must be fulfilled; all your desires must be fructified. Everything that you long for must be brought before you, but there is one condition. Before it is realized, there must come upon a state where you give up the desire, and when you give up the desire, then will the desire be satisfied.

Swamy Rama Tirtha
Source: Excerpts from the book on "In Woods of God-Realization Vol.II"
by Swamy Rama Tirtha.

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