What is the garland we are all adorned with at birth? How can we overcome the trials and tribulations we experience? Bhagawan lovingly answers this important question today.
When a man emerges from the womb of his mother, he doesn’t find any garland around his neck. There are no jewels made of pearls, nor are there glittering gold ornaments. There are no necklaces studded with precious stones like emeralds and diamonds. But, there is one garland around his neck! Brahma strings together consequences of his past deeds into a heavy garland and puts it around his neck at the time of his birth. Thus, the results of our past actions haunt us. Suppose you eat pakoda in your house; after some time, you will get the belch of pakoda only! Similarly, you get results of your past karmas. Hence, your actions must always be good. In order that one always undertakes good actions, one must cultivate love for God, fear of sin, and morality in society. If one cultivates these three, one will be able to keep away from indulging in bad deeds! Love for God, fear of sin, and morality in society are all interdependent. One follows the other! Repetition of God’s name helps cultivate these noble qualities.
– Divine Discourse, Jul 20, 2009.