Making Life Count

Hey, I want to ask you something.

As always.

Can you tell me something about life on Earth – a very particular thing.

Well, what?

What aspect of our existence counts the most?

Your deeds.

Deeds?

You heard right. Deeds. What you achieve during your sojourn. How many lives you beneficially influence. The goodness you spread. The comfort you give. The negativity you annihilate. The love you radiate. The strength your shoulders emanate, for others to lean on. The positive changes you bring about in your environment. The radius of your umbrella of effectivity. Your human value. All this and more counts heavily.

Wow! What about the monetary angle?

Money makes the world go round. It’s important upto a certain point. It can be used as a medium to spread goodness. That’s what it is, ultimately, a medium. Make money, no one said that’s wrong, but put it to good use. Use it to improve your own life and the lives of others. Stretch its usage to the nth level to propogate maximum positivity. Simultaneously, recognize that it is a sheer medium. After a certain level of accumulation, realize that you can’t eat money.

And what would that level be?

That’s a personal decision. Your inner voice needs to decide. You should know from inside, upto what level you continue to accumulate, and after what level you start putting accumulated money to good use.

And prayer, is prayer important?

Prayer can move mountains. Nevertheless, the slightest good deed that is implemented can have more karmic weightage than even heavy prayer.

So are you saying one should focus on deeds and move on from prayer?

You are an extreme one, aren’t you? Why can’t you do both?

So you admit that prayer is important, right?

Of course it’s important. It attracts the right vibes for healthy thoughts to grow in the mind. A healthy mind does good deeds. It’s all connected.

Right.

Also, if you pray very heavily for someone, it amounts to a deed.

Right.

One flows into the other. Deeds can be done as a prayer.

Meaning?

A good deed can show smooth, positive flow that prayer has first manifested in the mind.

So prayer is the seed that grows to become the good deed, would that be right?

It’s all connected, like I said.

And company, how important is company?

A snake around you poisons the mind and the body. Remove any snakes that are hovering around. Keep excellent company. The people you move around with should be human enough to allow the seed of prayer to germinate into deeds loaded with goodness.

It’s difficult to find good people.

Keep looking.

Too many snakes.

Choose the non-venemenous ones, if all that you find are snakes. I understand that there are few who are not snakes. If you find someone like that, hold on to that person with all the strength you have. If temporarily you are not able to find such people, mingle with the non-venemenous ones.

How would one know the difference between venemenous and non-venemenous ones.

Vibes, eyes, body-language, aura, speech, deeds, Lakshanas…there are many ways to differentiate between harmless and harmful people.

What are Lakshanas?

Revealing signs on one’s body that tell a knowledgeable, instinctive and spiritual person what kind of a human being one is.

Oh, interesting. Getting back, what if a harmful person is latching on to you? How do you get rid of that person.

With the full power of your mind, generate an invisible wall of protection around you in the forced company of such a person. Speak little. Do not give anything away. Do not take favours from such a person. Do everything in your power to detach such a person from your life’s path.

It’s not that simple.

Well, at least try.

Sometimes, some harmful people stick around like leeches. One’s just not able to get rid of them.

Then there is deep Karma holding you and that particular harmful person together within discomfort-causing proximity. That Karma will play out. Wait for it to play out. Do not react to anything while it plays out. Soon, it will pass. The person will start getting further and further away from you, till he or she is good and gone from your life.

Wow!

You are a tricky fellow, asked permission to enquire about one thing, and have gotten me to speak about so many things! Off with you, now.

Why so stingy with your goodness?

My energies are fully in use currently and are completely required where they are being used. Be happy with what you got.

Kidding, ok? Just pulling your leg.

Goodbye.

Bye.