The Science of Cause and Effect

Jan 31, 2016

A gentleman is an executive and he lives an honest and principled life. His wife torments him to do use unethical means to bring in more money. To appease his wife he decides to take bribes.

Eventually, when the executive is offered a bribe in return for a favor, he gets cold feet and rejects the money. In this birth he is unable to take bribe because of his past belief that taking a bribe is immoral. Then he remembers what his wife had told him and makes a resolution that taking a bribe is alright. By making this resolution, he plants the seed for the next birth.

A person accepting a bribe today had decided in the past that it is okay to take one. One day he realizes that taking bribe is unethical and makes a resolution not to accept bribes. In the next life he will be unable to accept a bribe.

There is always tension in our lives based on past belief and present understanding. To do or not to do becomes a puzzle. The answer to this puzzle is to resolve “not to be immoral” and then attentively watch what happens in the future.

What is the basis for one person taking a bribe and another not taking one? The basis is rooted in science. This is the science of cause and effect (result). One gets result from the cause or resolution that was made before. When a cause yields fruit the action occurs. Therefore it is very important that you make the right resolution (cause) so that you get the desired result.

The person who takes bribes but who makes a resolution for the next life that he should not take bribes is on the right path. Another person who is not taking bribe but makes a resolution that he should take bribe is on the wrong path.

-Excerpted from July 2015 Akram Vignan published by Jai Sachchidanand Sangh