The final phase of kaliyug will witness only pain, and the process has already begun. If you look around, you will see that everyone is unhappy and in pain. The source of pain may be a physical ailment, emotional problem, financial loss or relationship problem, but we are all looking for solutions.
At Dhyan Ashram, we come across so many cases of people being fooled into buying weird products and practices to solve their life problems, only to land in bigger troubles. Recently someone wrote to me reporting that she had taken diksha of some strange vidya from a gentleman to gain success in her business but after receiving the vidya, the opposite happened — she suffered a major financial setback and is now looking for someone to teach her some other vidya to get her out of her present problems.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and, in such times, we tend to lock our common sense in the cupboard. Think about it; how can someone who is himself dependent on the fee you pay him to buy his next meal possibly rid you of your financial problems? The doctors from whom you take assurance for your health does not know himself if he will live the next moment.
The truth is that there is nothing such as a solution. All your life problems are a result of your own actions. The cause for your present suffering is the pain you inflicted upon some animal, plant or human at an earlier time. You are tied to your present state because of your past karmas, and your present actions tie you to your next birth. Your guru tells you how to untie these bonds and go beyond.
Every religion talks about karmas, yet we all ignore them when it comes to our selfish gains. Resorting to black magic and other such things will only drag us deeper into the mess, as we will end up paying for it in some other way. The law of karma cannot be escaped, so let us learn how to accept it and lead a happy life.
Yogi Ashwini is an authority on the vedic sciences and the author of ‘Sanatan Kriya—The Ageless Dimension.’ He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.