Bad Karma or Good Karma?
It all depends on how we see it.
Because we choose a different lifestyle, our family, friends and strangers may shun us, or feel hostile towards us. They may choose not to talk to us … which, in fact, sets us free. Sad but true.
Of course, the differences are nonsense, but little irritations do blow up out of all proportion – love suddenly turns into hatred. Far fetched? Just look at the world!
We may not even have actually argued: it is just a realisation that the other has a different way of life to ours, a different way of seeing things. This may be perceived as threatening: “If you don’t believe what I believe, then you are my enemy.”
Compassion is very, very challenging. However one wants to love, it just doesn’t work. There are lots of spiritual people who claim they practise compassion, but when it comes down to it, the love is lacking and so, there comes a time of natural separation. Sad but true.
We die alone.
We live alone.
We meditate alone.
We realise alone.
Freedom is letting go.
Sad but true.
The inner joy of realisation is tinged with sadness.
The sadness is in seeing potential.