Everything has a purpose

Sharing one’s sorrow never reduces it. On the other hand, joy never lessens by sharing, it only increases. So, share your joy, and surrender your sorrow and misery to the Divine, or just bear it and go through it, thinking of it as your penance.

When you follow this, then your personality blossoms and all your talents and skills get enhanced. If you just sit and cry about something or the other, and make others also cry, then what’s the use? What is the use of crying and complaining about anything?

Life is temporary; you never know when it will come to an end. When life is so short, what is the use of cribbing and complaining about this and that; or getting angry about trivial issues and disturbing the peace of others around you? This is how an ignorant person lives his life. How does a wise person live? A wise person has this firm faith that “Whatever I deserve I will surely get it. So, I just have to continue putting in my efforts. What is important is that whoever comes to me should go back happier and more content.”

We should aim to spread joy and laughter wherever we go. Just laugh and have fun, and make others do the same as well. When you do this, then you are truly a Satsangi (one who dwells in the company of the truth).

When you do not do this, and instead go on complaining or wanting people to behave as per your wishes, then you are not a Satsangi, because people will only feel misery in your presence. What good is that? Everything in life works according to the law of karma. If you reflect back on your life, just see how many such people have you met, towards whom you have not done anything wrong yet they have become your enemy?

You wake up one day and see such a sudden change in someone’s behaviour, and think, “Oh, what has happened to this person? How come such a good-natured person has suddenly turned against me?”

Also, you would have met some people in life for whom you did nothing special, and yet they have helped you a lot in your times of need. So, one cannot understand for sure who is a friend and who is an enemy. All this takes place according to some unfathomable karma.

When our karma is good and time is in our favour, then even our enemies come to help us. But when time is not in our favour, then even our friends behave like enemies. This is why we should leave all this to karma. Do not blame the world or curse the people around you. They are all a part of God’s wonderful
creation.

Everything here has a purpose, and everything here is to make you stronger – be it friends or enemies.  There are flowers, and there are thorns as well – both make you blossom from deep within.

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