“Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.” – Elbert Hubbard
If like me you believe in karma, you’ll know this is true. If we abuse for long enough, the very things that are precious to us, will be the very things we lose. I have seen that happen, so perhaps that’s the point and it’s something we must think about.
The sad part is that we do it to ourselves everyday and don’t stop to think about what we do, we just live our lives. We can’t make decisions based on our own self-absorbed thinking and still expect our lives to work out. If the intent is worse than the deed, we are judged on that.
If we choose to put someone in a position just to better ourselves and that’s good for us, then we can expect at some point to be put in the position we put that person in. Karma will always come back worse than what we hand out. By association innocent people who have dealings with us, will also get caught up in our cross-fire.
Karma isn’t something we experience individually either. When it comes to politics, Dalai Lama and I quote, “when politicians and rulers forget their principles of morality, disastrous events will continue to happen.”
In other words, when the people whose job it is to look after the people they serve, lose their morality, unruly and terrible things will occur. Everything bad that is happening in the world is as a consequence of that scenario. Animal abuse has increased and they’re getting caught up in the cross-fire.
“According to statistics released by the RSPCA, animal cruelty investigations rose last year to 5 per cent to 149,604, with more than 400 calls a day. Calls to the RSPCA’s hotline rose 4 per cent to 1.15 million calls last year, or one every 27 seconds.” Daily Express (March, 2017)
It is important world leaders, and society as a whole do more to correct their behaviour and immorality.