So often in life, we come across situations wherein we strongly feel, “Why must I accept all of this when it is not my mistake?”

However, Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the Self-Enlightened Spiritual Master, says, “No one, absolutely no one in this world, has the right to say anything to you if you are not at fault.”

So a puzzle arises in our mind, ‘how am I at fault when it’s the other person who’s come and given me bad words for no rhyme or reason?’ Let’s try and solve this puzzle through Gnani’s vision today.

We say he gave me bad words for no rhyme or reason. However Gnani says there is a reason.
According to the law of Nature, our karma is the cause and the person coming and giving us bad words is an effect of this cause. The cause happens in our previous life, but we get to see its effect only in this life. Hence, we get puzzled!

The mistakes we’ve made in our past life are presently being returned to us - it’s as simple an equation as that!
For instance, we’ve gone and given bad words to someone in our past birth, and that’s the reason the bad words are being said to us right now. Our own mistake is being returned to us. As we sow, so do we reap. Since we’ve sown some thorns by mistake, we are reaping those thorns today. And if we’ve not made the mistake of sowing thorns, Nature will never allow thorns to come in our life.

Once we understand this principle, it becomes easy to accept whatever comes to us, for we know that if it has come to me, it means it is my mistake (my karma). If it was not my mistake, Nature would have never sent it to me. Hence, accept it!

What can we do now to wash off our earlier mistakes?
1.Accept that it is 100% percent my mistake only. On understanding the law of karma, we realize that whatever events we can see happening in our life are all a result of our own karmas which we ourselves have bound in the past birth. The other person is just an instrument through whom Nature delivers to us the punishment or reward according to what we deserve. Hence, in every case, we will work hard towards analyzing and accepting how it is my mistake only. We are never held responsible for the deeds of the other person.

2.Being grateful to the other person who we feel has offended us. When the other person is offending us, the particular mistake we made in the past is being set off and finished! Therefore, we shall thank the other person for liberating us from our mistakes and thereby helping us move forward and progress on the path of liberation.

3.Confess, Apologize, and Pledge for our mistake. We may sit for 15 minutes and in our mind say, “Oh God, I have hurt this person in the past. I wholeheartedly apologize to you for my mistake. Please forgive me. I vow to never make such mistakes again. Kindly give me the strength to not repeat these mistakes. I don’t want to hurt any living being.” Such an apology washes away all our negative karmas and it helps strengthen positive relationships with others. So, if you think that you really hate this other person or have a very bad relationship with him then you may do this even for an hour. More the washing, the more cleaner the clothes are!

Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization