Now we often hear each other saying, “Why should I do this?”, “Why should Ihelp”, “Don’t be so considerate, others won’t think about you.” How far are wecorrect when we say such things? Do we give the benefit of doubt to others? Weneed to individually and collectively work towards a better future for all
(and not afew)
. This is possible only through our good deeds.When we think of ourselves as one nation, it comes without say that, only piousactions will result in a positive and uplifting future. Impious and reprehensibleactions will only bring about negative, unwanted and troublesome reactions toendure in the future. The nation itself fosters its future according to the good or bad activities of its citizens. So whatever reactions this country will endure in itsfuture, whether it be harvests of plenty, a good economy, or starvation fromfamine and drought, victory over our enemies or destruction from war, dependson
the way we live today
.When we see, therefore, that people in certain areas of our country are sufferingfrom drought, that farmers cannot grow their crops, that fires are consuming vastforests and destroying homes, that storms are causing destruction anddevastation to cities and towns, or incurable diseases are affecting more andmore people all the time, we should not miss the message. It is easy to askourselves, "Why has God done this to me?" or "Why has He allowed this tohappen?" and then try to put the blame on someone else. But why should suchreversals in life not happen to us? What have we done to avoid it? Usuallynothing.When we stop to consider that as many as a hundred million animals and abillion birds are slaughtered every year, and hundreds of thousands more aretortured and killed for useless purposes, does anyone wonder why there shouldnot be a heavy reaction to the cries of pain from so many innocent living beingsas they are butchered in order to satisfy mankind's thoughtless cravings?Everyone wants to be happy and live in peace, but
can there be peacewhen so many other entities suffer or are killed each day so that their corpsescan be sold in supermarkets?This is coupled by the widespread torture of people by people. There is tortureand fighting of people for being of a different religion. “Why do we always let our past affect our present?” Further, family crisis, such as discontent, arguments,separation, and divorce, community wars, such as gang wars, crime, robberies,murders, and rape, and industrial and economic wars as well. These affectmillions of people every day, and
it is nothing more than a reflection of our ownconsciousness.