There are two basic pillars on which this law resides….
The first which is very simple to understand and it states- “Every Action has a Reaction ; Every cause has an effect ; As you sow,you shall reap”. This has been proved time and again by the science that we understand. We know we cannot sow a mango seed and expect to get a coconut tree.
The second premise which science as we know today may not fully explain is that “Life is eternal”. This is something I have read extensively about and I believe in it.It is said death is like going to sleep. When you get up from your sleep in the morning you don’t remember half the things you have done during the last day, similarly when you die and are born again ,you don’t remember the details of your previous lives but they have occurred.
The Law of cause and effect is eternal like life and transcends across life times. This explains our circumstances of birth to a great degree. It also explains why some apparently wonderful people suffer greatly and the crooks of the world and rich and famous.
I may cheat a shopkeeper of some money I have to give him I may be caught which would be a manifest/immediate effect of my action,however even if I am not caught this action of cheating will be lodged in my karma and it will come back to me eventually in the form of someone else cheating me of money/house/love in this life time or the next , this would be the latent effect of my action.
I always though I am basically a nice person, I don’t kill for a living, don’t steel ,but reading about this law I have become conscious about my actions every time I want to say something bad about a colleague say something rude to my parents I stop and remind myself this will come back to me from the universe do I want to do this I don’t succeed every time I would be god if I did but I have sure become better
To conclude I would recite some lines from my 5th standard autograph book which I remembered all these years but understand today
The world is like a mirror, Reflecting what you do
If you look at it and smile, It will smile back at you
So always keep smiling and may god bless you!
This is a Speech I gave for a intra club competition at Toastmasters Club TCS Maitri Mumbai on Thursday 22nd May 2008