Even if one runs swiftly one’s past conduct will follow, being asleep and active at the same time as oneself. Like a constant shadow, a man’s past conduct remains still when he stops, moves when he moves and acts when he acts.

– Bhishma, 7-8.174 Santi Parva, Mahabharata

Our good and bad actions are part of our very beings. They are like our shadow and define who we are. Each act is like a scare on our conscious, good or bad. This can be seen in a very practical light, if I think about stealing a wallet, the next time such an opportunity occurs I am more likely to do it. Hence we should cultivate good thoughts, action and Karma.

May my mind, actions, and intentions be pure for the cultivation of goodness.

Hanuman Dass's blogs directly here. He is founder of Godharmic.com as is the co-author of The Power of Dharma and The Eternal Path

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