Saturday March 28, 2015
Ram Navmi is a celebration of Lord Ram’s birth. In honor of this joyous occasion why don’t we learn an important lesson from Lord Ram’s life. On the night before His coronation as King, Lord Ram followed his father’s wish and left for a 14 year-long exile the very next day. All this was in order to finish His karmas.
So why don’t we try to apply this understanding and finish our karmas? Param Pujya Dadashri says, “If someone bothers you, you should understand that you must have done something bad to him in your past life, and now he is returning the favor. So you must resolve the situation calmly and peacefully. But because you cannot remain peaceful, you end up sowing new seeds of karma there is only one way to deal with karmas bound from the previous life and that is through peace and equanimity. You should not have a single bad thought about other people. You should simply feel that you are experiencing your account and that whatever the person may be doing to you is all on account of your own karma. You should understand that you are suffering because of your own previous bad deeds. Only then is there any freedom.”